7 Easy to Make Holiday Cocktails

Posted December 20, 2013 by in Lifestyle

It was the weekend before Christmas and all through the house were…yummy cocktails? You bet!

Below are seven cocktails made from SKYY Vodka, Tequila Avión and Midori Melon Liqueur that will make you the star at any party you attend or host this holiday season.

Winter Star Martini


  • 2 oz. SKYY Vodka
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz. Agave Syrup (or Simple Syrup)
  • ½ oz. Raspberry Compote (or Jam)
  • ½ Ripe Green Pear
  • 3 Raspberries for Garnish

Chop the pear into small pieces. Muddle all ingredients together in a shaker and shake vigorously. Double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three raspberries on a cocktail stick.

Moscato Frosted Fizz


  • 1 ½ oz. SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape
  • 5 oz. Sparkling Wine
  • 3 Green Grapes
  • White Rimming Sugar

Pour vodka into a white sugar rimmed flute and top with chilled sparkling wine. Garnish with green grapes.

Spicy Sage Margarita


  • 2 oz. Avión Silver
  • ¾ oz. Jalapeño Infused Elderflower Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Orange Juice
  • ¼ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Lime Juice
  • ¾ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 Sage Leaves
  • 1 Sage Leaf and Salt for garnish

Muddle sage in a shaker. Add all ingredients. Shake. Double strain. Pour over ice in salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with sage leaf.

Winter Thyme Punch


  • 1 ½ oz. Avión Reposado
  • ¼ oz. Lime Juice
  • ¼ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz. Grenadine
  • ¾ oz. Simple Syrup
  • ¾ oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 tsp. All Spice
  • 1 sprig Thyme for garnish

Combine all ingredients into a shaker excluding the all spice. Shake and strain into a glass over ice. Sprinkle all spice on top. Garnish with sprig of thyme.

The Warm Avión


  • 1 oz. Avión Silver
  • ½ oz. Amaretto
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Honey
  • 1 Black Tea Bag
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 Lemon Twist, Cranberries and Cinnamon for garnish

Prepare black tea with water and add tequila, amaretto and lemon juice together. Garnish with lemon twist, a dash of cinnamon and fresh cranberries.

Liquid Mistletoe


  • 2 oz Midori
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 oz Ginger Ale (or Ginger Beer)
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves

Shake all ingredients except ginger ale. Pour over ice in a tall glass. Add ginger ale and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Midori Stop Light


  • ¾ oz Midori
  • ¾ oz Orange Juice
  • ¾ oz Cranberry Juice

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