3 Easy Holiday Cocktails with Recipes!

If you’re anything like me, you are a skilled procrastinator. When it comes to the holidays, it gets even worse. I have to keep things simple, while still allowing the creative part of me the freedom to add those unique touches.

Without fail, every year I forget about that holiday cocktail I wanted to make. Normally it was complicated and required 25 ingredients. #imoverwhelmedalready

I have now defaulted to one of these 3 delicious holiday cocktails because they are simple, require few ingredients, and can be made in a short amount of time. As I always say when it comes to any sort of cooking exercise, if I can do it, anyone can. ?

1. The Grasshopper (timeless and tasty)

< em>Ingredients:3/4 ounces cream

  • 3/4 ounces white creme de cacao
  • 3/4 ounces green creme de menthe
  • Small handful of ice cubes

Instructions: <<< Spiked Hot Chocolate (there are many versions, but this one is my favorite)


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup fat free half and half
  • 4 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
  • 1.5 ounces coffee liqueur
  • 1.5 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • Whipped cream to top (optional)
  • Crushed up candy cane to top (optional)
Heat milk, fat free half and half, and hot cocoa mix in microwave safe mug for 1 minute and 30 seconds
Stir in coffee liqueur and butterscotch schnapps
Top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane
Drink up!
3. Cranberry Orange Mimosas (perfect for Christmas morning brunch!)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco, chilled
  • Orange slices and cranberries to garnish (optional)
Using a 2 quart sized pitcher, mix together cranberry juice, orange juice, and prosecco/champagne
Chill prior to serving
Top with orange slices and cranberry garnish as desired.
Sip and relax!
During the holidays, sometimes we just need a lazy girl hack. These 3 drink options are sure to be a hit while keeping it simple. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



  1. Audrey
    December 22, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Love the mimosa idea! I think I need to start a new Christmas morning tradition. 🙂

    • December 22, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      It’s certainly a good tradition! ????

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