Holiday Season Drinks

Happy Drinks

The holiday season is approaching fast, and sometimes finding the right Christmas or New Year's drink among the 7000 plus that we offer is not an easy task.

This year, in response to popular demand, we have selected a few drinks for you so that, instead of searching, you can have a great time celebrating.

We have a chosen one drink for each category that we offer on our site (shooter, cocktail, hot drink, punch, non-alcoholic) for Christmas and New Year's.

Most of those drinks contain ingredients that you are likely to find in your bar. If you don't have the ingredients for these, browse through our links to many other holiday season recipes.

Have a great time, and don't forget: if you don't drink sensibly... at least drink responsibly and don't drink and drive!

Best wishes from the Bar None team and cheers to you all.

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Christmas Holly

Shooter: Santa Shot

"A legendary Christmas shooter."

  • 1/2 oz. Grenadine
  • 1/2 oz. Green Creme de Menthe
  • 1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
Layer in a shot glass. Tastes like a candy cane.

Cocktail: Godiva Peppermint Kiss

"A cocktail that will stimulate your appetite as an aperitif or a perfect after-dinner breath refresher"

  • 1 1/2 oz. Godiva Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Peppermint Liqueur
Stir over ice in a in rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Hot drink: Hot Spiced Cider

"Something to warm you up on those cold December nights"

  • 1 1/2 oz. Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
  • 8 oz. Apple Cider (Hot)
Combine in a wine glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Punch: Christmas Yule Eggnog

"A Christmas twist on an old favourite"

  • 4 cups of Eggnog (Dairy)
  • 1 1/2 cups of Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 1 1/2 oz. Light Rum
Mix in a large punch bowl, and serve in cups. Garnish each cup with grated nutmeg. This punch makes approximately 12 servings.

Non-alcoholic: Christmas Juice Punch

"A delicious drink to share among adults and kids."

  • 2 quarts of Apple Juice
  • 2 quarts of Cranberry Juice
  • 1 cup of Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 2 bottles of Ginger Ale
Mix well all the ingredients -except Ginger Ale- in a punch bowl. Add ice cubes and the Ginger Ale and serve in punch cups.

Christmas Holly
New Year's

Shooter: Let's Tango

"Because you are going to dance..."

  • 1/3 oz. White Rum
  • 1/3 oz. Sambuca
  • 1/3 oz. Triple Sec
Layer in a shot glass.

Cocktail: Chambord and Champagne

"A Kir Royal with a raspberry twist"

  • 4 oz. Champagne
  • Dash of Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
Pour in a champagne glass and fill with champagne.

Hot drink: Mexican Coffee

"To help you party all night"

  • 1 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Tequila
  • 5 oz. Coffee (Hot)
Stir in a coffee mug and add coffee. Garnish with whipped cream.

Punch: Champagne Sorbet Punch

"Try a refreshing cup of this punch as an aperitif or as a drink to sip all night long"

  • 2 bottles of Champagne (Or sparkling wine)
  • 1 bottle of White Wine (Dessert wine)
  • 1 quart of Sherbet (Lemon)
Stir gently the champagne and the white wine into a punch bowl. Add a large block of ice and scoops of lemon sherbet. Garnish with frozen lemon slices. This punch makes approximately 22 servings.

Non-alcoholic: Wavebender

"A great drink that will quench your thirst on the dance floor."

  • 5 oz. Ginger Ale
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Grenadine
Shake with ice -except Ginger Ale- and strain over ice cubes into a highball glass. Top with Ginger Ale and stir.