Texas Hill Country’s Winter Holiday Cocktail Roundup

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The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time to indulge in some new and flavorful adult beverage concoctions. Here are five of our favorite seasonal cocktails, perfect for your next holiday get-together:

1. The Bob Cratchit

Midori Sour Cocktail with ice and lemon. Beverage Concept.

Photo: Paula’s Texas Spirits

From our friends at Paula’s Texas Spirits in Austin comes this citrus-infused cocktail that is the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Named after the beloved Christmas Carol character, this drink will please even the biggest holiday Scrooge!


1 oz Dripping Springs Vodka
1/2 oz Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur
1/2 oz Midori
2 oz White Grape Juice

Shake together with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

2. Mint Chocolate Peppermintini


Photo: Pinterest/Blue Chair Bay Rum

Peppermint is the unofficial flavor of the holidays. This cocktail from Blue Chair Bay Rum combines creamy mint and decadent chocolate for a sweet martini that tastes like it belongs in an ice cream parlor.


2 oz. Blue Chair Bay® Coconut Spiced Rum Cream
.5 oz. crème de menthe
.5 oz. white crème de cacao
.5 oz. hazelnut liqueur

Click here for the full recipe.

3. White Christmas Mojito


Photo: Pinterest/Half Baked Harvest

This creamy, coconutty twist on a mojito comes from Half Baked Harvest. The cocktail looks like a glassful of winter, but tastes like a sunny summer day at the beach!


Fresh mint
Lime Juice
White Rum
Coconut Rum
Coconut Milk
Sparkling Water
Pomegranate Arils

Click here for the full recipe.

4. Boozy Butterscotch Crockpot Apple Cider


Photo: Pinterest/Lemon Tree Dwelling

Sweet with a hint of holiday spice, this cider recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling will warm you up in all the right ways. Featuring the sweetness of butterscotch, and warmed in your crockpot, it’s sure to be a holiday hit!


1/2 tsp Allspice, whole
8 Cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp Cloves, whole
8 cup Apple cider
1/2 cup Brandy
1 cup Butterscotch schnapps

Click here for the full recipe.

5. Sparkling Clementine Thyme Cocktail


Photo: Pinterest/Heather Cristo

Traditional spiced orange gets a sophisticated upgrade with this drink from recipe blogger Heather Cristo, garnished with fragrant lemon thyme.


4 ounces chilled vodka
12 ounces sparkling clementine juice (like Izze or San Pellegrino)
2 tablespoons pomegranate arils
2 clementine or orange slices
two sprigs lemon thyme

Click here for the full recipe.