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Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Whether you’re planning your Christmas party food and drink menu or if you’re just craving a holiday-scented cocktail, we’ve got some sweet and cinnamon spice-tinged drink recipes to experiment with!

You may have seen these new Smirnoff flavored vodkas on the shelves of your grocery store–Smirnoff Cinna-Sugar Twist Flavored Vodka and Smirnoff Wild Honey Flavored Vodka–but have you given them a taste yet? Both are surprisingly versatile. The Cinna-Sugar Twist adds a bit of sweetness and warm spice while the Wild Honey has a clean, almost floral note. Both flavored vodkas work well with many simple mixers for quick cocktails.

When party planning, I’m all about saving as much time as possible. I try my best to make sure all food and drinks are prepped in advance (or take as little time to assemble as possible) so that the moment my guests arrive, I can relax and enjoy the party with them.

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Check out these quick-to-assemble cocktail recipes for Smirnoff’s new offerings (recipes courtesy of the brand):

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True Temptation

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Wild Honey flavored vodka
  • 3 oz. lemonade
  • 2 oz. club soda

Glassware: Highball
Garnish: Lemon wheel
Preparation: Shake and serve over ice, top with club soda

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Lucky Lemonade

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Cinna-Sugar Twist flavored vodka
  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • 3 oz. club soda

Glassware: Stemless wine glass
Garnish: Lemon wheel
Preparation: Shake and serve over ice

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The Citrus Edge

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Cinna-Sugar Twist flavored vodka
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. agave nectar

Glassware: Martini glass
Garnish: Lime wheel
Preparation: Shake and serve

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Truth Tea

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Wild Honey flavored vodka
  • 5 oz. cold brew tea (mint or chamomile)

Glassware: Highball
Garnish: Mint sprigs in lemon wheel
Preparation: Shake and serve over ice

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Honey Crush

  • 1 oz. SMIRNOFF® Wild Honey flavored vodka
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • .5 oz. bourbon
  • 4 lemon wedges

Glassware: Rocks glass w/ thick bottom
Garnish: Mint sprig
Preparation: Muddle mint and lemon wedges in simple syrup; shake, strain and serve over ice; top with club soda

Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Cinnamon Snap

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Cinna-Sugar Twist flavored vodka
  • 3 oz. limeade
  • 2 oz. ginger beer

Glassware: Rocks glass
Garnish: Lime wheel
Preparation: Shake and serve over ice

Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Cider House Rules

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Wild Honey flavored vodka
  • 2.5 oz. apple juice
  • 2.5 oz. cider

Glassware: Highball
Preparation: Shake and serve over ice

Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Wish You Were Here

  • 1 oz. SMIRNOFF® Wild Honey flavored vodka
  • 2 oz. dry white wine
  • 3 oz. lemon lime soda

Glassware: Stemmed wine glass
Garnish: Lemon and lime wheels
Preparation: Build in glass over ice, stir

Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Cheeky Churro

  • 1 oz. SMIRNOFF® Cinna-Sugar Twist flavored vodka
  • 0.5 oz. orange liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Baileys® Irish cream liqueur with a Hint of Vanilla Cinnamon Flavor
  • 0.5 oz. light cream

Glassware: Coupe glass
Garnish: Grated cinnamon
Preparation: Shake and serve

Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

Coco Cooler

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF® Cinna-Sugar Twist flavored vodka
  • 5 oz. coconut water

Glassware: Rocks glass
Garnish: Orange wedge
Preparation: Scoop crushed ice into glass, shake and serve

 

About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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