Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Holiday Cocktail Recipes. From frou-frou drinks to classic cocktails, from Jello shots to cocktails that really pack a wallop, there is an adult libation on this list for nearly any holiday occasion, big or small!





I don’t know about you, but I love a good cocktail now and then. And ’tis the season for parties, parties, parties! And with that, adult libations. Are you hosting a party this holiday season? If you are looking for cocktail recipes perfect for the Christmas season, holiday party season or New Year’s Eve party beverages, you have come to the right place!

From frou-frou drinks to classic cocktails, from Jello shots to cocktails that really pack a wallop, there is an adult libation on this list for nearly any holiday occasion, big or small!

While mixing a cocktail from scratch may take a few minutes longer than using a mix, you will be shocked and amazed just how much better the cocktail from scratch takes. The whiskey sour I have listed is simply fantastic! No premade mix can duplicate the taste of fresh ingredients. The Homemade Eggnog on this list is simply outstanding – you will not believe the difference between homemade and commercial eggnogs.

So if you are looking for a festive nightcap, something to ring in the New Year, or perhaps a cocktail to sip by a warm fire this holiday season, take a look at this list of adult beverages. And have yourself a Merry little Christmas.

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake

Candy Cane Cocktail

Christmas Cookie Jello Shots Recipe

Crash and Burn Cocktail Recipe

Eggnog Jello Shots

Gingerbread Martini

Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Iced Raspberry Bubbly Recipe

Jealous Cherry Cocktail Recipe

Long Island Ice Tea

Mistletoe Mint Cocktail

Painkiller

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

Whiskey Champagne Cocktail

Whiskey Sour

Can’t find quite what you are looking for? Here’s a list of over 150 cocktail recipes! From traditional to holiday drinks, from simple to complex, there are a whole lotta cocktail recipes to enjoy!

I post a lot of cocktails throughout the year. You can find the full list of cocktail recipes here. They are listed by major liquor type, season, type.

As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.


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Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe


Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe

If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste just like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours 35 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup Eggnog (ready made)
2 Unflavored Gelatin Packets (Knox, store brand)
¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
½ cup Brandy
¼ cup Spiced Rum
¼ tsp Nutmeg
Whipped Cream for Garnish (optional)
Sprinkles for Garnish (optional)

Directions:

• Place 1 cup of ready made eggnog in a bowl.
• Add the unflavored gelatin packets to the eggnog; dissolve.
• Place dissolved gelatin liquid in a pot on the stove on low heat; stir until completely dissolved (it will be bubbling slightly).
• Remove from heat; allow to sit 5 minutes.
• Add heavy whipping cream; stir well. Allow to sit an additional 10 minutes.
• Add Brandy, Spiced Rum and Nutmeg to the dissolved gelatin.
• Carefully pour into 2 ounce soufflé cups. Allow some headroom and do not fill to the top.
• Remove any bubbles that may form.
• You may cap your soufflé cups, or wait until the gelatin has set before capping.
• Place in refrigerator to set, approximately 2 hours.
• Garnish with whipped cream (and sprinkles) before serving if you like, or add a dash of nutmeg to the top.

• Makes 10 servings Eggnog Jello Shots

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.





If you have a holiday get-together and/or party between now and the holidays, make these for the over 21 crowd!! They really are good. And they will remind everyone of when they were 21 (or 18) again!

I make the best Eggnog in the world – in my not so humble opinion. It is absolutely fantastic. You can find that homemade eggnog recipe by clicking here. When I made these eggnog jello shots, I designed the recipe based on that homemade eggnog recipe – minus the eggs of course.

While I show most of these eggnog jello shots photographs with whipped cream and sprinkles, the truth is I prefer these with just a dash of extra nutmeg on top – just a pinch. Mmmm yum!

Looking for more holiday jello shot recipes? You might enjoy these Christmas Cookie Jello Shots or click here for more Jello Shot Recipes.

Jello Shots are pretty easy to make. This is the basic recipe anyone can follow:

• 2 packets unflavored gelatin
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup of: vodka/rum/tequila/whiskey/schnapps/liqueurs

The 1 cup of some sort of spirits is the key. The different flavor combinations of alcoholic beverages are what makes the tasty jello shot varieties when using unflavored gelatin.

The souffle cups are 2oz, and a shot glass is 1oz, 1.5oz or 2oz normally, so you may get a different number of servings depending on the vessel you use to set the gelatin.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


Eggnog Jello Shots Ingredients:

• 1 cup Eggnog (ready made)
• 2 Unflavored Gelatin Packets (Knox, store brand)
• ¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
• ½ cup Brandy
• ¼ cup Spiced Rum
• ¼ tsp Nutmeg
• Whipped Cream for Garnish (optional)
• Sprinkles for Garnish (optional)

Eggnog Jello Shots Mise en Place:

• Medium Pot
Measuring Cup
Wooden Spoon or Silicone Spatula
• 10 2oz Souffle Cup with Lids or Shot Glasses or Plastic Shot Glasses
Measuring Spoons
• Bowl

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


Eggnog Jello Shots Instructions:

• Place 1 cup of ready made eggnog in a bowl.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• Add the unflavored gelatin packets to the eggnog; dissolve.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• Place dissolved gelatin liquid in a pot on the stove on low heat; stir until completely dissolved (it will be bubbling slightly).
• Remove from heat; allow to sit 5 minutes.
• Add heavy whipping cream; stir well. Allow to sit an additional 10 minutes.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• Add Brandy, Spiced Rum and Nutmeg to the dissolved gelatin.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• Carefully pour into 2 ounce soufflé cups. Allow some headroom and do not fill to the top.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• Remove any bubbles that may form.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• You may cap your soufflé cups, or wait until the gelatin has set before capping.
• Place in refrigerator to set, approximately 2 hours.

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• Garnish with whipped cream (and sprinkles) before serving if you like, or add a dash of nutmeg to the top.

• Makes 10 servings Eggnog Jello Shots

Eggnog Jello Shots Recipe. If you like eggnog you will love these fabulous Eggnog Jello Shots. These jello shots taste exactly like your favorite eggnog recipe! These fun Eggnog Jello shots are perfect for holiday parties and get-togethers.


• To print the Eggnog Jello Shots recipe, click here.

As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.


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Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe


Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe

If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours 35 Minutes

Ingredients:

¾ cup Crème de Cacao
2 Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin (Knox or store brand)
1 cup Milk
¾ cup Green Mint Liqueur (or crème de menthe)
3 drops Green Food Coloring

Directions:

• Pour the crème de cacao liqueur into a small bowl.
• Sprinkle the gelatin over the liqueur; mix well and set aside.
• Bring milk to a low boil on the stove over medium heat.
• Pour the gelatin mixture into the milk; stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
• Remove from heat.
• Pour in green mint liquor; mix.
• Add 3-4 drops green food coloring; mix well.
• Carefully pour into 2 ounce soufflé cups. Allow some headroom and do not fill to the top.
• Remove any bubbles that may form.
• You may cap your soufflé cups, or wait until the gelatin has set before capping.
• Place in refrigerator to set, approximately 2 hours.

• Makes 12 servings Grasshopper Jello Shots

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.




Looking for more holiday jello shot recipes? You might enjoy these Christmas Cookie Jello Shots or click here for more Jello Shot Recipes.

Jello Shots are pretty easy to make. This is the basic recipe anyone can follow:

• 2 packets unflavored gelatin
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup of: vodka/rum/tequila/whiskey/schnapps/liqueurs

The 1 cup of some sort of spirits is the key. The different flavor combinations of alcoholic beverages are what makes the tasty jello shot varieties when using unflavored gelatin.

The souffle cups are 2oz, and a shot glass is 1oz, 1.5oz or 2oz normally, so you may get a different number of servings depending on the vessel you use to set the gelatin.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Ingredients:

• ¾ cup Crème de Cacao
• 2 Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin (Knox or store brand)
• 1 cup Milk
• ¾ cup Green Mint Liqueur (or crème de menthe)
• 3 drops Green Food Coloring

Grasshopper Jello Shots Mise en Place:

• Medium Pot
Measuring Cup
Wooden Spoon or Silicone Spatula
• 12 2oz Souffle Cup with Lids or Shot Glasses or Plastic Shot Glasses
• Bowl

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.
Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.
Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.


Grasshopper Jello Shots Instructions:

• Pour the crème de cacao liqueur into a small bowl.
• Sprinkle the gelatin over the liqueur; mix well and set aside.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.

 

• Bring milk to a low boil on the stove over medium heat.
• Pour the gelatin mixture into the milk; stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
• Remove from heat.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.


• Pour in green mint liquor; mix.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.


• Add 3-4 drops green food coloring; mix well.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.


• Carefully pour into 2 ounce soufflé cups. Allow some headroom and do not fill to the top.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.


• Remove any bubbles that may form.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.


• You may cap your soufflé cups, or wait until the gelatin has set before capping.
• Place in refrigerator to set, approximately 2 hours.

Grasshopper Jello Shots Recipe. If you like Grasshopper cocktails you will love these Grasshopper Jello Shots. Light and minty, these Grasshopper Jello Shots are a refreshing and fun shooter. Perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or any holiday or party where you want a variety of gelatin shot recipes for your adult guests.


• Makes 12 servings Grasshopper Jello Shots

• To print the Grasshopper Jello Shots recipe, click here.

As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.


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