Tis the Season to Play Mixologist: Easy (& Super Delicious) Holiday Cocktails

Fleur de Lis

03_Chambord_FleurDeLisThis is sort of a dressed-up cranberry and vodka, with a specialty liquor lending it some glamour. It calls for Chambord Flavored Vodka, but you can certainly substitute your regular vodka of choice. For the uninitiated, you can use a shot glass as an ounce measurement.

  • 3/4 oz Chambord Flavored Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Chambord Liqueur
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juices
  • Squeeze Lemon

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into tall glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Via Chambord.


It’s freezing outside, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t include a hot cocktail in this list. The Bishop is delicious, really pretty and also steeped in Christmas tradition. Scrooge mixes up a batch once he gets his holiday cheer back in A Christmas Carol. This drink feels more intimate, so save it for when the party has dwindled down to just your nearest and dearest, or for a romantic tete-a-tete.

  • 1 Naval Orange
  • 8 Whole Cloves
  • 1 750 ml Bottle Ruby Port

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 400°F.

Stud orange with cloves and roast in a small shallow ceramic or glass baking dish until browned and soft, about 1 1/2 hours.

Carefully quarter orange, then bring orange quarters and Port just to a simmer in a 2- to 2 1/2-quart saucepan. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Via Epicurious.