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12 Festive Holiday Cocktails You Need to Try

  • Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

    Berry Martini

    Get ready for tons of refill requests when serving this fruit-filled mixer. The berries on the side? Bonus for your taste buds.

    Serves: 1

    • 2 oz. vodka
    • 1 oz. dry vermouth
    • 1 large strawberry
    • 3 blackberries
    • 1 raspberry

    Combine vodka and vermouth in a cocktail server. Strain into a martini glass. Thread berries onto a toothpick and add to glass.

    184 calories per serving

  • Tito's Handmade Vodka

    Spiked Hot Chocolate

    Hot cocoa gets an adult upgrade with this cozy sipper. Curl up with it by the fire, or on the couch with your favorite festive flick.

    Serves: 1

    • 1 oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka
    • 4 oz. hot chocolate
    • Dash of dark crème de menthe


    Mix all ingredients together and stir. Top with whipped cream.

    169 calories per serving

  • Angry Orchard

    Angry Poinsettia

    Don't worry—this holiday cocktail is sure to make you smile despite its misleading name. Look for juice with no added sugar.

    Serves: 1

    • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
    • 3 oz. cranberry juice
    • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

    Mix ingredients together and serve in a champagne flute. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

    185 calories per serving

  • Crater Lake

    Cool Yule

    You'll earn major bragging rights after whipping up this deliciously rich, cold-weather drink.

    Serves: 1

    • 2 oz. Crater Lake Espresso Vodka
    • 1 oz. Crater Lake Vodka
    • 2 oz. fat-free half-and-half

    Pour Crater Lake Espresso Vodka and Crater Lake Vodka over ice in a rocks glass and top with half-and-half.

    162 calories per serving

  • Slim Lizzy's

    Cranberry Holiday Mint Cosmo

    Ladies, meet your go-to cosmo this season. It's a festive classic—and should win an award for how low-cal it is. Seriously.

    Serves: 1

    • 4 oz. Slim Lizzy's Cosmo
    • 2 oz. cranberry juice
    • Muddled mint

    Shake Slim Lizzy's Cosmo and cranberry juice together with muddled mint. Strain over ice. Garnish with mint leaf and cranberries.

    65 calories per serving

  • Clos du Bois

    Jung Lee's Chardonnay Punch

    Please a big crowd with this fun, tropical take on holiday drinks. (Cue sunny vacay and sandy beach, please.)

    Serves: 12

    • 3 bottles Clos du Bois North Coast Chardonnay
    • 2/3 cup orange liqueur
    • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 2/3 cup simple syrup
    • 1 orange
    • 2 limes, thinly sliced
    • A few raspberries for a pop of color

    Combine all liquid ingredients in a punch bowl. Garnish with the sliced fruit and serve over ice.

    140 calories per serving

  • Reyka Vodka

    Candy Cane Royale

    This one's for the girls—a fruity and refreshing champagne cocktail. We'll toast to that!

    Serves: 1

    • 1 oz. Reyka Vodka
    • 1 oz. Lillet Rosé
    • 1/2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
    • Splash of champagne

    Shake and strain into chilled flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with cranberries.

    140 calories per serving

  • Zevia

     

    Holiday Crush

    Real hunks of fruit make this a winner in our bar book. We might even make an extra for table decor.

    Serves: 1

    • 2 oz. Zevia Grapefruit Citrus
    • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
    • 1/2 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
    • 3 bar spoons of pomegranate seeds
    • Grapefruit chunks

    Muddle pomegranate seeds and grapefruit with the elderflower liqueur. Add vodka and Zevia Grapefruit Citrus. Top with crushed ice and churn.

    149 calories per serving

  • Skinnygirl Cocktails

    Maple Syrup Martini

    Pretty to look at, easy to make, and delicious to sip, this sweet crowd-pleaser goes down smooth, regardless of what you're munching on.

    Serves: 1

    • 2 oz. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
    • 2 oz. club soda
    • Dollop of warm maple syrup

    Shake vodka and maple syrup together with ice. Top with club soda and pour into martini glass.

    140 calories per serving

  • Berry Bubbly

    Just pop, shake, and pour to get this mouthwatering, fruity cocktail. Consider the bubbles a bonus.

    Serves: 1

    • 1/2 oz. Ciroc Red Berry
    • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
    • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • Splash of champagne

    Combine first three ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with a strawberry wedge.

    160 calories per serving

  • Pinnacle Vodka

    Fireside Treat

    Start earlier than usual and you'll get a nice kick from the coffee. Save it for after dinner and you won't need dessert. Do both, and we won't tell.

    Serves: 1

    • 1 part Pinnacle Le Double Espresso Vodka
    • 2 parts coffee
    • 1 part half-and-half


    Mix in a glass. Garnish with low-fat whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

    148 calories per serving

  • Hilton São Paulo Morumbi, from mixologist Rodman Paixão

    Sugar Cane Manhattan

    This pretty sipper has a zing that'll keep you (and everyone else) coming back for more.

    Serves: 1

    • 2 oz. Cachaça Leblon Signature
    • 3/4 oz. Martini Rosso
    • 1 sugar cube
    • 4 drops orange bitter
    • 1 lemon zest

    Macerate in a mixing glass 1 sugar cube with 4 drops of orange bitter. Add the Martini Rosso, Leblon Signature, and shake. Add ice ball to a cognac glass. Strain from the mixing glass to the cognac glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

    157 calories per serving