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Updated December 16th, 2023 at 20:46 IST

Shake Up the Festivities with These Top 5 Cocktail/Mocktail Ideas

From hosting a holiday party to a cozy family get-together, or simply enjoying a quiet night in, these top 5 cocktail and mocktail ideas are sure to bring cheer

Rishi Shukla
Shake Up the Festivities with These Top 5 Cocktail/Mocktail Ideas
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From hosting a holiday party to a cozy family get-together, or simply enjoying a quiet night in, these top 5 cocktail and mocktail ideas are sure to bring cheer and exuberance to your festivities. 

 

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1. Festive Fizz Delight: Cranberry Sparkler  

Ingredients: 

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1 cup cranberry juice 

1/2 cup sparkling water 

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1 oz (about 29.57 ml) vodka (optional) 

Fresh cranberries and rosemary for garnish 

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Instructions: Combine cranberry juice, sparkling water, and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a festive glass. Top with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary for a dazzling drink that's as beautiful as it is delicious. 

 

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2. Winter Warmer: Spiced Apple Cider Punch  

Ingredients: 

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2 cups apple cider 

1/2 cup orange juice 

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1 oz (about 29.57 ml) bourbon (optional) 

Cinnamon sticks and apple slices for garnish 

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Instructions: In a pitcher, mix apple cider, orange juice, and bourbon. Stir well and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice, garnished with cinnamon sticks and apple slices, for a comforting and flavorful punch that captures the essence of the season. 

 

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3. Tropical Bliss: Pomegranate Paradise Mocktail  

Ingredients: 

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1/2 cup pomegranate juice 

1/4 cup pineapple juice 

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Splash of coconut water 

Pineapple wedges and mint leaves for garnish 

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Instructions: Combine pomegranate juice, pineapple juice, and coconut water in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass. Garnish with pineapple wedges and mint leaves for a refreshing and tropical mocktail that's perfect for non-alcoholic celebrations. 

 

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4. Elegant Indulgence: Gingerbread Martini  

Ingredients: 

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2 oz (about 59.15 ml) vanilla vodka 

1 oz (about 28.35 g) coffee liqueur 

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1/2 oz (about 56.7 g) gingerbread syrup 

Crushed graham crackers for rimming 

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Instructions: Rim a martini glass with crushed graham crackers. In a shaker with ice, combine vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur, and gingerbread syrup. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass for a decadent martini that captures the flavors of the season. 

 

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5. Citrus Sparkle: Winter Citrus Spritzer  

Ingredients: 

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1/2 cup grapefruit juice 

1/4 cup lime juice 

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1 oz (about 29.57 ml) elderflower liqueur 

Club soda 

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Citrus slices for garnish 

Instructions: In a glass filled with ice, combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, and elderflower liqueur. Top with club soda and garnish with citrus slices for a vibrant and effervescent spritzer that will add a zesty kick to your festive celebrations. 

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Whether you're toasting with a cocktail or sipping on a mocktail, these top 5 drink ideas will surely bring joy and warmth to your festive gatherings. Experiment with these recipes, add your personal touch, and let the spirit of the season flow through your glass. Cheers to a festive season filled with delicious drinks and memorable moments! 

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Published December 16th, 2023 at 20:46 IST

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