3 Festive Winter Cocktails

Enjoy a spirited holiday with these delicious seasonal cocktails guaranteed to add comfort and joy to your festivities.

Winter White Margarita

Take margaritas from summer staple to festive holiday fare with the addition of creamy coconut milk and a fruity, bright red garnish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (13.5 oz.) Kroger Brand Premium Coconut Milk, well mixed
  • 1½ cups silver tequila
  • ½ cup orange liqueur
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Lime slices, for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries or pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Step 1

In large pitcher, whisk together coconut milk, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup.

Step 2

Refrigerate until ready to serve. If coconut milk isn’t smooth from whisking, blend until smooth.

Step 3

Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices and cranberries or pomegranates, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

Step 1

In large pitcher, whisk together coconut milk, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup.

Step 2

Refrigerate until ready to serve. If coconut milk isn’t smooth from whisking, blend until smooth.

Step 3

Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices and cranberries or pomegranates, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Reindeer Tracks

With a creamy, minty flavor and chocolate-covered rim, this refreshingly festive and cocktail might just remind you of your favorite ice cream. If you don’t have vanilla vodka, try adding ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. hot fudge sauce
  • 3 chocolate wafer or thin chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz. Kroger Brand Half & Half
  • 1 oz. green crème de menthe
  • Ice

Step 1

Dip rim of 2 martini or other cocktail glasses in hot fudge sauce, then in crushed cookie crumbs. Set aside.

Step 2

Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add Bailey’s, vodka, half and half and crème de menthe. Shake vigorously.

Step 3

Strain into prepared cocktail glasses.

Step 1

Dip rim of 2 martini or other cocktail glasses in hot fudge sauce, then in crushed cookie crumbs. Set aside.

Step 2

Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add Bailey’s, vodka, half and half and crème de menthe. Shake vigorously.

Step 3

Strain into prepared cocktail glasses.

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Grapefruit Bourbon Sour

The egg white in this recipe is optional but adds a nice body and frothy top, giving the classic whiskey sour a cozy, wintery feel.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. bourbon
  • 2 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 large egg white, optional
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit twist, for garnish
  • Cherry, for garnish

Step 1

In cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and egg white.

Step 2

Add ice to fill shaker. Shake vigorously about 20 to 30 seconds or until shaker is ice cold.

Step 3

Strain into 2 glasses. Garnish with grapefruit twist and cherry, if desired.

Step 1

In cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, grapefruit juice, simple syrup and egg white.

Step 2

Add ice to fill shaker. Shake vigorously about 20 to 30 seconds or until shaker is ice cold.

Step 3

Strain into 2 glasses. Garnish with grapefruit twist and cherry, if desired.

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