Hey, we don’t want to hear, “Bah Humbug,” and references to the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” It’s time for cocktail lovers to turn our frowns upside down and consider the glass half full. Let’s get the excitement for the 2020 holidays underway.

For so many of us, the holidays symbolize love, tradition and presents. But we are hearing that a good amount of people want to sit this Christmas out due to COVID and the dangers associated with the pandemic, which means they’ll be celebrating at home. The good news is that after nearly a year of dealing with the pandemic, strict guidelines for gathering and overall challenging times, we still refuse to dampen the festive spirit.

Here are some winter cocktails you can make to enjoy alone or with a few folks.


Spiced Holiday Punch


  • 1 bottle spiced rum
  • 1 liter cranberry juice
  • 5 limes
  • Small bag of cranberries
  • 10 ounces honey
  • Ginger ale
  • Rosemary for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Tools: punch bowl, spoon, knife, glass to serve in to

Served: over ice garnished with rosemary


Festive Holiday Mule


  • 1.5 ounces green chartreuse
  • Ginger beer
  • 1 lime
  • Candy cane

Tools: jigger, glass, spoon, ice (something to crush ice with).

Served: Over ice, garnished with candy cane


Hot Buttered Rum


  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Pat of butter
  • Hot water
  • Mixing bowl

Tools: heat resistant glass or mug, jigger, spoon

Served: Hot


What is your favorite Christmas or holiday drink? Let us know so we can add it to our list. Either way, we hope to bring a little joy and the holiday spirit to your home. Remember to enjoy responsibly.