Get in the Celebrating Spirit With Fun Holiday Cocktails!

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Dec. 13 2010, Published 2:05 p.m. ET

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Holiday party season has arrived! When throwing the perfect seasonal bash, nothing’s more important than serving the right drinks. With some inspiration from celebrity-favorite cocktails and hotspots, here’s some must-try recipes that will be a guaranteed hit at your holiday party. Cheers!

DRINK: S’mores

WHY WE LOVE: This scrumptious drink is served at the famous Gerber Group bars that celebs from the Kardashians to Cameron Diaz and A-Rod have frequented. Drink up!

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1 1/2 oz Blended Whiskey

1 1/2 oz Dark Crème de Cocoa

3/4 oz Cinnamon Schnapps

Splash of milk

MAKE IT: Garnish with gram cracker crust rim and 3 mini marshmallows. Served in a Martini glass.

DRINK: Savory

WHY WE LOVE IT: EFFEN vodka was a hit with celebs at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week parties and this cocktail brings us back to the runway.


2-3 parts EFFEN

½ part Vermouth

Choice of fresh Savory herbs: Thyme, Rosemary, Tarragon, Basil or Sage

MAKE IT: In a mixing glass muddle the selected herbs with the vermouth, add EFFEN and shake with ice. Then double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive that has been speared with a sprig of herb (thyme or rosemary) or wrap a leaf of herb around olive and spear with cocktail pick.

DRINK: Inocente Rosemary Fresca

WHY WE LOVE IT: This Inocente concoction was created by Duane Fernandez of New York hotspot DBAR and was served at Prince’s recent concert in New York.

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1/2 ounces Inocente Tequila

3/4 ounce Elderflower liqueur

1/2 ounce Rosemary syrup

1/2 ounce Fresh lime juice

Topped with Prosecco

Fresh rosemary

MAKE IT: Load a cocktail shaker with ice, add 1 1/2 oz Inocente tequila, squeeze in half a fresh lime juice, pour in 1/2 oz Rosemary syrup, layer on 3/4 oz Elderflower liquer and shake. Pour into tall cocktail glass, top with Prosecco and clip a peice of fresh Rosemary and for a holiday touch add three fresh cranberries for color.

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DRINK: The Moscow Mule

WHY WE LOVE IT: The Russian Standard Moscow Mule was served at Halle Berry’s Frankie & Alice party recently in Los Angeles and this simple and easy-to-make drink will be a hit with guys and ladies!


1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka

1 Lime Wedge

5 oz of Ginger Beer

MAKE IT: Build cocktail over ice in your Russian Standard Copper Mug. Add 1.5 oz of Russian Standard Vodka. Squeeze a wedge of lime.?Top with 5 oz of ginger beer.

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DRINK: Basil Hayden’s FlipNogg

WHY WE LOVE IT: Created by Tona Palomino, mixologist at famed wd~50 restaurant in New York, this drink tastes like egg nogg with a side of apple pie!


1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Brown Butter Bourbon

1 part Apple Cider

1 part Boiled Cider

1 dash Simple Syrup

1 Egg Yolk

Powdered Cinnamon

MAKE IT: Chill a rocks glass with ice and water. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice (add the egg yolk last). Strain cocktail into a glass and garnish powdered cinnamon.

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DRINK: Holiday Punch

WHY WE LOVE IT: There’s no better drink that’s easier to serve and more fun than a punch bowl and this 7UP drink is one sweet party treat.


48 ounces 7UP

64 ounces Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juice, Fruit Juicy Red

1/2 cup ReaLemon 100% Lemon Juice

32 ounces Canada Dry Club Soda

Two 750-milliliter bottles of vodka

24 ounces orange juice

1 quart fruit sherbet

MAKE IT: Mix ingredients in a large punch bowl, and serve individually over ice in short cocktail glasses. Serves 25-30 people.

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DRINK: Absolut Berri Holiday

WHY WE LOVE IT: Celeb stylist Robert Verdi helped kick-off the launch of Absolut Berri this year and this cocktail isn’t just stylish– it’s tasty!


2 parts ABSOLUT Berri Acai

3/4 part simple syrup

1 part fresh lemon juice

MAKE IT: Shake and strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with blueberries and fresh mint.

DRINK: Pom & Ginger

WHY WE LOVE IT: 7UP reintroduced seasonal favorite Pomegranate 7UP Antioxidant for the holidays and this bubbly drink will be a guaranteed hit at the parties.


1 ounce Rose’s Cocktail Infusions Pomegranate Twist

1.5 ounces vodka or whisky

Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Pomegranate 7UP Antioxidant

MAKE IT: Fill a tall glass ¾ full of ice. Pour ingredients over ice and fill the glass with equal parts Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Pomegranate 7UP Antioxidant.


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