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5 Delicious Holiday Cocktails to Try Now! - The Nodding Donkey

Tis the season - the season for holiday parties and festive gatherings with friends and family. And what makes those gatherings even more festive? Why amazing holiday cocktails of course!!


Here are a few of our favorite holiday cocktail recipes for you to try at your next holiday party. Or make it easy on yourself and ask our bartenders at The Donkey to whip one up next time you’re here! Either way, give these 5 delicious drinks a try:


#1: A Twist on the Classic - Pomegranate Moscow Mule

A festive take on the traditional mule, the pomegranate Moscow Mule combines vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, honey, and ginger beer to create a little Christmas cheer in your mouth. Add a sprig or two of rosemary for garnish. Full recipe here.


#2: Dessert in a Glass – Christmas Cookie

One sip of this cocktail and you’ll be in holiday heaven! Mix 1 oz. Kahlua, 1 oz. irish cream (Bailey’s or Carolan’s), and 1 oz. peppermint schnapps. Put it all in a shaker with ice and enjoy!


#3: Cozy Campfire Favorite – Hot Buttered Rum

Cozy up by a warm fire with a glass of hot buttered rum! Put 2 oz. of dark rum, a slice of lemon peel, and a cinnamon stick in a mug. Pour boiling water into the glass, add a pat of butter, and stir with the cinnamon stick. Pro tip: make sure you leave a spoon in the glass while pouring the hot, boiling water to ensure the mug doesn’t break!


#4: Party in your Mouth – Grinch Shots

Kick of your party with a round of mean green Grinch shots! Combine 1 oz. of melon liqueur and .5 oz of citrus vodka in a shot glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and you’ve got the perfect holiday shot.


#5: Tried and True – Spiked Eggnog

No holiday cocktail list is complete without the traditional favorite! Add bourbon, cognac, dark rum, or even peppermint schnapps to take the bite off the eggnog and make those conversations with crazy Aunt Betty all the more bearable.


Need a holiday cocktail NOW?! Visit The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas today for Dallas drink specials and tons of great cocktails to choose from!

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