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Quick n' Easy Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Photography by Tiffany Piowtrowski

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

White tray on top of bar cart filled with holiday cocktails.

Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe

Pitcher Cosmopolitan Recipe

Original recipe from Canadian Living

(Makes 8 glasses)

You will need:

  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) vodka
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) orange-flavoured liqueur
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
  • 8 frozen cranberries


  1. In pitcher, stir together vodka, cranberry juice, liqueur and lime juice.
  2. Add desired amount of cranberries.  
  3. Top with ice; stir until well chilled. 
  4. Garnish glasses with cranberry skewers.
  5. Strain cocktail into glasses.

TIP: For non-alcoholic Cosmopolitans, omit vodka and orange liqueur. Increase cranberry juice to 2 cups (500 ml). Add 1 cup (250 ml) ginger ale, 1/2 cup (125 ml) orange juice and 2 tbsp (25 ml) lime juice. Add desired amount of cranberries and top with ice.

Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Original recipe from Sweet Paul

You will need:

(Makes 1 glass)

  • 3 oz champagne
  • 1⁄3 oz cognac
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube 


  1. Soak sugar cube in a champagne flute with angostura bitters.
  2. Add desired amount of pomegrante seeds.
  3. Add champagne and cognac.

TIP: You can also use prosecco in place of the champagne in this cocktail.


Read the original article: Laura's Christmas Cocktail Soiree

Laura pouring champagne into champagne flutes