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Skip the boring beer this year - holiday parties deserve fun, festive drinks, like Christmosas and Jingle Juice. Whether you want champagne, vodka, rum, or tequila base, there is a drink for you.

Boozy Grinch Punch - Get into the festive mood with these bright green cocktails!


1 packet Kool-Aid Lemon Lime mix 

4 cups water

4 cups ice

3 cups lemon-lime soda

2 cups pineapple juice

2 cups vodka

1 cup ginger ale

Lime wedges, for rimming

Red sanding sugar, for rimming


1. In a large pitcher combine Kool-Aid and water. 

2. In a large punch bowl, combine ice, kool-aid, soda, pineapple juice, vodka, and ginger ale. 

3. Use a lime wedge to rim glasses and dip in sanding sugar to coat. Pour punch into glasses to serve.

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White Christmas Margaritas - Switch up your usual holiday cocktail this year with this!


1 can unsweetened coconut milk

12 oz. silver tequila

8 oz. triple sec

1/4 cup lime juice

4 cups ice

Lime wedge, for rimming glass

Sanding sugar, for rimming glass

Lime slices, for garnish

Cranberries, for garnish


1. Combine coconut milk, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.

2. Rim glasses with lime wedge and dip in sanding sugar. Pour into glass and garnish with lime and cranberries.

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Christmosas - The only thing you need in your hand when opening presents!


2 apples, chopped

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 cup green grapes, halved

1 cup pomegranate seeds

1 cup sparkling grape juice

1 bottle of Champagne, Processo, or Cava


1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine apples, cranberries, grapes, and pomegranate seeds. Pour over sparkling grape juice and Champagne and stir well to serve.

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Santa Hat Jell-O Shots - A Christmas party wouldn't be complete without Santa and these Jell-O shots are the perfect way to include him.


1 and 1/4 cup water

3/4 cup vodka

1 package strawberry Jell-O

1 container Cool Whip, thawed

1 pint strawberries, hulled


1. Pour water into small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and add Jell-O packet, stirring until dissolved. Add vodka. Pour into plastic shot glasses and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

2. Top with a dollop of Cool Whip, then place a strawberry on top, pointed-end up. Top with a small dot of whipped cream, to resemble Santa’s hat. Serve.

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