Pop open a can and toast the season with bubly holiday cocktails.
From wintry nights to Christmas cheer, these bubly holiday cocktails bring a little extra effervescence to the holiday season. Whether you have Michel Buble paying in the background or sing your own holiday tune, these holiday cocktails will bring the merry to any occasion.
Even though holiday festivities might have transformed to smaller gatherings, the spirit of the season needs to be celebrated. Whether you have baked a dozen holiday cookies or made a special feast, a holiday cocktail can be the perfect pairing to all the food on the plate.
When it comes to holiday cocktails, the flavors tend to fall into different categories. From tart fruits to robust spices, the flavors seem to mimic some favorite comfort food of the season.
With these bubly holiday cocktails, the libations get a little burst from the sparkling water. Without diluting the flavor, the little extra carbonation seems to heighten the celebratory mood. Whether you want a mocktail or a traditional cocktail, there is an option for every flavor craving.
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Here are some bubly holiday cocktails that are filing FoodSided’s glasses.
North Pole Chiller
Cranberry is a classic holiday flavor. The sweet yet tart fruit is perfect in a cocktail. If you are looking to boost the cocktail experience, you could re-hydrate some dried cranberries in vodka instead of using fresh cranberries as a garnish.
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 5 oz. Cranberry bubly
- splash of cranberry juice
- Serve over ice in a glass.
- Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary
Bourbon is often a popular liquor during the holidays. This version of a smash gets a lift from the squeeze of lemon juice. It is sweet yet not too much. Also, consider adding a few herbs to a homemade simple syrup. Even a little mint can add more depth to the cocktail.
- 3-4 oz. Blackberry bubly
- 1 ¼ oz. Bourbon
- ½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- 4 fresh blackberries
- Muddle bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and blackberries in the bottom of a mixing tin.
- Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
- Top with blackberry bubly and stir to combine.
- Garnish with additional blackberries and a lemon wheel.
During the holidays warm spices just add to that comfy, cozy feeling. This holiday cocktail gets a flavor boost from the ground cardamon. Combining that flavor with the gin makes for a lovely sipper on a cold winter night.
- 2 oz. Lime bubly
- 2 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 ¼ oz. Gin
- Squeeze of fresh lime juice
- Sprinkle of ground cardamom
- Lime wheel, garnish
- Serve all ingredients over ice in a highball glass.
If you are ready to get a little bubbly this holiday season serve some bubly holiday cocktails and toast to the New Year that is just around the corner.
What is your favorite holiday cocktail?