The Christmas holidays are beginning, and if you are hosting a party this year, chances are you need to whip up a signature cocktail. Here are five to try this holiday season.

 

  • 1

    White Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail

    By: Kimberly Sneed

    Ingredients

    8 oz International Delight Classic Eggnog

    1 oz white chocolate liqueur

    1 oz whipped cream vodka (or preferred white vodka)

    Ice

    Whipped topping (opt)

    Ground cinnamon (opt)

    Instructions

    Add eggnog, vodka and white chocolate liqueur and ice to cocktail shaker.

    Shake until all flavors are cool and combined.

    Pour into brandy glass, and serve immediately, topped with whipped topping and

    cinnamon sprinkle.

  • 2

    SMIRNOFF Cinna-Sugar Hot Chocolate

    By: Kimberly Sneed

    Ingredients

    8 oz Hot Chocolate

    1 Cup Whipping Cream

    2 Tbsp SMIRNOFF Cinna-Sugar Twist Vodka

    2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar

    Instructions

    Prepare 8oz of your favorite hot chocolate!

    In a cold bowl, beat one cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form.

    Fold in SMIRNOFF Cinna-Sugar Twist Vodka and powdered sugar.

    Continue to mix until stiff peaks form.

  • 3

    Peppermint Martini

    By: Elizabeth Doodah

    Ingredients

    1 1/4 oz vanilla vodka

    1 1/4 oz white creme de cacao

    3/4 oz peppermint schnapps

    Instructions

    shake it up, serve cold and rim with crushed peppermints

    Top hot chocolate with whipped cream as desired.

  • 4

    Poinsettia Punch

    From: Chow.com

    Ingredients

    8 (1/4-inch-thick) orange slices, from about 2 oranges, for garnish

    2/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, for garnish

    3 cups chilled cranberry juice

    3/4 cup chilled Cointreau

    2 (750-milliliter) bottles chilled brut sparkling wine or champagne

    Instructions

    This punch is not served with ice, so make sure all the ingredients and the punch

    bowl are well chilled. If you have an extra bowl that’s larger than your punch bowl,

    fill it with ice and nestle the punch bowl inside to keep it cold.

    Place the orange slices in a single layer on a baking sheet or dish and freeze until

    solid, about 1 hour.

    Place the fresh cranberries, if using, in a single layer on another baking sheet or dish

    and freeze until solid, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, place a punch bowl in the freezer or

    refrigerator to chill.

    When ready to serve, place the cranberry juice and Cointreau in the punch bowl

    and stir to combine. Add the sparkling wine or champagne. Float the frozen orange

    slices and cranberries in the punch and serve immediately.

  • 5

    Hot Buttered Rum

    From: Chow.com

    Ingredients

    2 whole cloves

    2 whole allspice berries

    1 cinnamon stick

    1 teaspoon sugar

    2 ounces dark rum

    1 teaspoon sweet butter

    Freshly grated nutmeg

    Instructions

    Combine the cloves, allspice, cinnamon stick, and sugar in a punch cup or mug, and

    add boiling water to fill. Let stand for 5 minutes; then add the rum and butter, and

    dust with nutmeg.