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Sassy Mama’s 5 Favourite Holiday Cocktails

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than with cute, festive holiday cocktails? Don’t worry mamas, if you don’t have a night (or five) away from the kids we’ve got you covered with mocktail options that are true to the Christmas theme. Simply swap out strawberry vodka for strawberry Fanta or creme de menthe for peppermint, and voila! Quick an easy kid-friendly options to complement your adult tipples. So whether you’re enjoying a family night at home or hosting a fab dinner party with your closest friends, these festive drink recipes are sure to get you and your loved ones in the true holiday spirit! Cheers, mama!


Candy Cane Cocktail
This cocktail is fun, festive and oh-so-yummy! Strawberry vodka and cranberry juice, meet Christmas. All your girlfriends will be so impressed with your bartending skills! Plus the presentation is so cute and classy you’ll just have to instagram it. Click here for the recipe.

Make it a mocktail: Mix together strawberry Fanta soda with sprite to replace the strawberry vodka. Sorry little ones, no crème de menthe for you! Try peppermint extract instead.

grinchThe Grinch
Get your green on this holiday season by making this daring cocktail. Midori works perfectly for the colour of Christmas. With a little bit of sugar and a squirt of lemon, you’ve just whipped up a festive and delicious drink! Add a cherry on top as garnish and it’s party-time! Find out how this Grinch steals Christmas here.

Make it a mocktail: Sprite with some food coloring should do the trick – who needs Midori?

hot toddy

Here comes the Sassy Mama twist on a classic Hot Toddy! This drink is perfect for a cold day – we guarantee you’ll be warm by the time you finish your glass! If Fireball is too much for a Friday night, try a lighter whisky instead.

1 cup of hot water
3 tbsp of Fireball Whiskey
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange
1 tsp of honey

Directions: Mix together the water and Fireball Whiskey in a mug. Spoon the honey in, slice up an orange and squeeze the juice into the mug (the amount of juice is up to you). Leave one orange slice to decorate the edge of the glass. Finally, add two cinnamon sticks to the drink, curl up on the couch and enjoy!

Make it a mocktail: Simply swap apple cider in place of the water and whiskey.


Sparkle in Red
This recipe is from one of our very own at Sassy Mama! This cocktail is simple and elegant, and perfect for a holiday party.

Seeds from 1 pomegranate
1 bottle of Prosecco
2 tbsp pomegranate juice

First, drop about 15 pomegranate seeds into the bottom of a Champagne or wine glass. Add two tablespoons of pomegranate juice. Then, add the Prosecco until the glass is two-thirds full. This recipe serves one, so be prepared to use an entire bottle of pom juice when your friends keep begging for more!

Make it a mocktail: Simply substitute ginger ale for the sparkling wine – the kids will love it.


Kahlua Delight
What could possibly be better than cookies and milk during Christmas time? We know – a coffee cocktail and cookies! Instead of your after dinner shot of espresso, try a cup of coffee and one tablespoon of Kahlua, topped off with double cream. Sit with your hubby and admire the Christmas tree, while treating yourself to a warm and tasty drink. For specific instructions AND a cookie recipe to complement this delectable cocktail, click here!

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