Here Are The Best 5 Vodka Christmas Cocktails

christmas vodka cocktails

Vodka is one of the most versatile spirits and is celebrated the world over for its neutral base. This neutrality allows it to mix well with a wide variety of ingredients without overpowering the overall flavour. What better way to celebrate this festive season than by crafting fun and dazzling Christmas cocktails with vodka. In this list of the five best vodka Christmas cocktails, we will introduce you to classic concoctions as well as creative twists on old favourites.

Peppermint Martini

peppermint martini

Christmas is incomplete without a refreshing burst of peppermint. A twist on the Classic Martini, a Peppermint Martini is just what you need to put you in a festive spirit. Let’s look at how to make this fun drink.

Ingredients

60 ml vodka (Smirnoff or Ciroc)
30 ml white crème de menthe (a sweet and mint flavoured liquer)
30 ml peppermint schnapps
Crushed candy canes (for the rim)
Ice

Method

In a shaker, combine vodka, the white crème de menthe, peppermint schnapps, and ice, and shake well. Dampen the rim of your martini glass with either honey, water or corn syrup, and dip your rim onto the crushed candy cane. Strain your mixture into the glass, and finish off the drink with a stick of candy cane.   

Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer

pomegranate rosemary spritzer

If you are in the mood for an aerated, bubbly drink, you cannot go wrong with a Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer. It is an enticing combination of sweet and herbal flavours, making it perfect for the holiday season.

Ingredients

60 ml vodka 
90 ml pomegranate juice
Club soda
Pomegranate seeds and rosemary sprigs (for garnishing) 
Ice

Method

For this drink, use a highball glass; fill it with ice. Add the vodka and pomegranate juice, and top it off with club soda for a fizzy finish. Gently stir the mixture and serve it with pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.

Espresso Martini

espresso martini christmas

The festive season can be quite fast-paced. Why not give yourself a dose of boozy caffeine in the form of a fun Espresso Martini? The drink’s bold flavour is guaranteed to help you power through the merriment.

Ingredients

60 ml vodka 
15 ml coffee liqueur  
30 ml espresso (freshly brewed and chilled)
7 ml sugar syrup
Coffee beans (for garnishing)

Method

Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, coffee liqueur, brewed espresso and syrup and shake well until the mixture is chilled nicely. Strain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass. For finishing touches, add three coffee beans. 

Cranberry Moscow Mule

cranberry moscow mule

Cranberries have always been a holiday favourite. Its bright, slightly sweet, tart flavour makes it a perfect addition to cocktails. Derived from another classic, the spicy and refreshing Moscow Mule, a Cranberry Moscow Mule is subtle on the spice but brings in a nice kick with its sweet and acidic flavour.

Ingredients

15 ml lime juice
120 ml ginger beer
60 ml vodka
60 ml cranberry juice
Crushed ice
Fresh cranberry and rosemary sprigs (for garnishing)   

Method

In a copper mug, add half a cup of crushed ice and pour the ginger beer, cranberry juice and vodka. In a cocktail shaker, add the lime juice to ice, shake well and then pour the mix into the mug. Top off the drink with cranberries or rosemary sprigs. 

White Christmas Martini

white chocolate martini

A White Christmas Martini is akin to a boozy dessert in a glass, making it a perfect drink to add to your roster of holiday cocktails.

Ingredients

60 ml vodka
30 ml white chocolate liqueur
30 ml vanilla-flavoured vodka
30 ml heavy cream
Ice
White chocolate shavings (for garnishing)

Method

In a cocktail shaker, combine both the vodkas, white chocolate liqueur and heavy cream and shake until you arrive at a velvety and chilled mixture. Strain the drink into a martini glass and serve it with white chocolate shavings to complete the drink. 

In case you are wondering what kind of vodka to use, Smirnoff or Ciroc are great options! And there you have it; five fun vodka-infused Christmas cocktails that are sure to please any palette.