Get into the holiday spirits with these eight festive cocktail recipes.

Smoking-Bishop-Cocktail-recipe1. Smoking Bishop Cocktail

With a two-day recommended prep time, this citrus and spice-infused wine is the kind you only pull out for your favourite guests.

spiced rum mclennan

2. Lieutenant McLennan’s Spiced Rum

In case the name didn’t tip you off, this recipe is a special concoction from our very own Food and Travel Editor Neal McLennan. His recipe features a blend of vanilla pod and cinnamon sticks, but he encourages you to pick and choose other ingredients to suit your palate. Neal loves to use raisins and then repurpose them for ice cream toppings or bread pudding.


3. Sake Sugar Cookie Cocktail

For something a little different, but still on the sweet side, try this sake cocktail mixed with butter ripple schnapps and milk.

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4. Tannenbaum Royal

This festive mulled wine is bursting with anise, cinnamon and citrus.


5. Kringle’s Cap

Imagine a Shirley Temple that’s tangoed with egg nog—the result is fruity and fresh in blush pink.

Egg Nog

6. The Cogg Nogg

Cocktail queen Lauren Mote whipped up this tasty twist on the classic rum and egg nog—using tea and cognac instead. We like your style, Mote.

easy punch recipe

7. Rosemary’s Baby Punch

Because punch is a must for any party, here is a lemony-vanilla-rosemary version to keep guests happy while you’re busy being a fabulous host.


8. Mulled Cranberry Juice

A family-friendly alternative to the holiday classic.