These Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Make Your Celebrations Merrier

Looking for a fun way to get into the holiday spirit? If you’re a fan of alcohol, then you’ll love these cocktails!

Cranberry Champagne Rum Punch

Photo from Tanduay

Delight your family and friends with this twist to your regular champagne. We know you’re busy will all the other preparations, so you’ll be happy to hear that this cocktail is really easy to make.

Ingredients

8 oz Rosé Sparkling Wine, chilled
11 oz Ginger Ale, chilled
2 oz Tanduay Asian Rum Silver
Frozen Raspberries
Rosemary for garnish

Procedure

Mix all the liquids in a large pitcher and distribute them into a champagne glass or any glass you’d like to serve it in. Garnish with frozen cranberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Hot Buttered Rum

Photo from Tanduay

As the months have gone colder, it’s nice to snuggle up and drink a delicious warm beverage. Find comfort in this Hot Buttered Rum which has notes and aromas that will remind you of summer nights in the tropics.

Ingredients

1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
2/3 cup Brown Sugar, packed
3 tsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
A pinch of Salt
1 oz Tanduay Asian Rum Gold
8 oz Boiling Water
Whipped Cream
Cinnamon Stick (optional)

Procedure

1. You can use an electric mixer or a simple whisk will do. Mix the softened unsalted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla extract, and salt until they are well combined.
2. Scoop a tablespoon full of the butter mixture into a glass and add Tanduay Asian Rum Gold and boiling water.
3. Stir until the butter is fully dissolved. You can opt for more or less water, depending on the level of sweetness you want.
4. Top it with whipped cream and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
5. To make it more Instagrammable, you can add a stick of cinnamon or whole star anise on top of the whipped cream. You can transfer the remaining butter in a small ramekin to save for later use.

White Christmas Mojito

Photo from Tanduay

A mojito is a standard drink in any celebration and Tanduay gives its own twist to this favorite by adding its Boracay Rum Coconut. The flavor is distinctly Filipino and distinctly Tanduay.

Ingredients

10 pcs Mint Leaves
3 pcs Lime Wedges
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Boracay Rum Coconut
2 oz Coconut Cream
3 oz Cranberry Juice
2 oz Club Soda
Desiccated Coconut
Sprig of Mint
Frozen Cranberry
Ice

Procedure

1. In a shaker, muddle the lime wedges. Slightly scrunch the mint leaves with your hands, then add to the shaker. Scrunching rather than muddling releases the mint oils without making it bitter.
2. Add the lime juice, simple syrup, Boracay Rum Coconut, coconut cream, and cranberry juice.
3. Fill it halfway with ice and then shake.
4. Rim the glass with desiccated coconut and then strain the mixture 3/4 of the glass.
5. Top it with club soda. You can use frozen cranberries and a sprig of mint for garnish.

Boozy Peppermint Mocha

Photo from Tanduay

No need to line up to get your peppermint mocha fix. You can now make your own at home with this easy-to-follow recipe. You can enjoy this drink hot or cold.

Ingredients

2 oz Simple Syrup
0.5 tsp Peppermint Extract
10 oz Whole Milk
5 oz Heavy Cream
1 tbsp Unsweetened Coconut Powder
1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
2 oz Boracay Rum Cappuccino
8 oz Espresso
Chocolate Syrup
Whipped Cream
Candy Cane (optional)

Procedure

1. In a small saucepan, sift the cocoa powder and whisk in the heavy cream until the cocoa powder is fully dissolved. Add the milk and place the pan over low heat.
2. Stir until the mixture starts to steam, then turn off the heat.
3. Add the chocolate chips and whisk until fully dissolved. Transfer the mixture into a blender and add simple syrup, peppermint extract, espresso, and Boracay Rum Coconut. Blend it until it becomes frothy.
4. Get a cup and drizzle a bit of chocolate inside for design. Pour in the mocha mixture, then top with whipped cream. Drizzle again with chocolate syrup and garnish with a candy cane.

If you prefer something cold, you can put the chocolate milk mixture in the refrigerator and wait for it to cool down. Instead of espresso, use cold brew. Then serve it over fresh ice. If you want something ice-shaken, just add ice into the blender with your mixture.

Whichever holiday cocktail you plan to make for your celebrations, you and your guests are sure to enjoy them. In creating these cocktails, you bring a part of the Philippines, a country known for celebrating Christmas as early as September, into your own homes during this season of joy.

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