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An Extra Splash of Holiday Spirit – Cocktail Recipes

With holiday social calendars bursting at the seams, it’s always a good idea to have some festive crowd-pleaser cocktails on hand. Some of the top restaurants and lounges at premier hotels and resorts across the country have rounded up their favorite holiday cocktail recipes with an extra splash of holiday spirit.

jade bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ)
Jack Frost

  • 1 ½ oz Laird’s Applejack
  • 1 oz Espresso
  • ½ oz cinnamon syrup
  • Float with peppermint cream
  • Garnish with fresh grated cinnamon
  • Serve in a coupe glass

KANU Lounge at Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, NY)
Rudolph’s Milk

  • 2 oz vanilla vodka
  • .5 oz cherry liquor (bottom float)
  • .5 oz white crème de cocoa
  • 1 oz Godiva white chocolate
  • .75 oz house made peppermint syrup
  • Shake and strain in glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy

McCoy’s Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
The Jingle Berry

  • 1.5 oz Bacardi tangerine
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz cranberry infused simple syrup
  • Spoonful of cranberry compote
  • Splash of ginger beer
  • Serve in a highball with mint garnish and a cranberry

Red’s Restaurant & Lounge at Sea Crest Beach Hotel (North Falmouth, Mass.)
Poinsettia Cocktail

  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 3 oz Champagne
  • Serve in a Champagne glass

3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
The Peppermint Patty

  • 1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. Vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Cream
  • 1/2 oz. Frangelico
  • 1/2 oz. Chocolate liqueur
  • Top with whip cream and cherry
  • Build in glass with a peppermint rim

Seaway Grill at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Clayton, NY)
Apple Pie a la Mode

  • ¾  oz Apple Pie Moonshine
  • ¾  oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ oz ginger ale
  • Build in hurricane glass
  • Garnish with an apple

The Bar and Lounge at The Umstead Hotel & Spa (Cary, North Carolina)
Carolina Emperor

  • 2 oz Hendricks gin
  • .5 oz St. Germain
  • 2 oz Cucumber-Yuzu
  • 1 Ice emerald
  • 1 oz Fever Tree Tonic
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Cucumber twist

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