Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails

Get into the festive spirit by toasting with a cocktail. Here, you'll find lots of elegant recipes — both classics and new favourites — all perfect for celebrating in style.

Icewine Cocktails

Niagara Mist

Canada, and especially Ontario, is world-renowned for icewine. With its concentrated, sweet rich taste, icewine is a wonderful base for cocktails.

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A Canadian in Manhattan

This smooth creation blends the smoky sweetness of bourbon with two of our national treasures: maple syrup and icewine.

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Icewine Cosmo

Everybody loves a Cosmo, and this Canadian version softens the tartness of pomegranate with the sweetness of icewine.

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Whisky Cocktails

Festive Manhattan

Maximize Manhattan’s potential with a microwave flavour-infusion and a hot garnish. Also, try our Micro Manhattan.

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Memories of Bloomfield

A seasonal sipper inspired by Christmas trees and evergreen forests surrounding the maple sugar bushes.

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Cinnamon Quill

Be sure to have a spicy whisky on hand to prepare this firey cocktail. Great for when guests come in from the cold.

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Whisky Sour

Bring a hint of retro chic to your holiday party with this classic cocktail — an easy mix of whisky, lemon juice and simple syrup with a cherry on top.

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Manhattan

A favourite for any season — but especially on a blustery winter day. Elegant and in a class of its own, this drink blends whisky with sweet vermouth.

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Canadian Holiday Punch

The beauty of a big batch punch is that it lends ease to entertaining for a crowd. Gently heat and infuse ingredients then serve warm in mugs for sipping.

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Pom Cider

Orange and pomegranate liqueur brighten up rye and cider to make for one heavenly highball, with apple and cinnamon kicking in the spirit of the season.

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The Spirit of The North

Once guests get a taste of your new, spicy-sweet signature cocktail, they will want you serving it all season long. You save time by mixing in advance.

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Ginger Punch

Canadian whisky mingles with fruit juices, fresh ginger and a pinch of turmeric in this lively punch.

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Vodka Cocktails

White and Black Russian

The Black Russian is a classic with bold flavour. If you like a milder cocktail, just add cream to mix up a White Russian.

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Clementine Drop

The most wonderful time of the year calls for a truly special cocktail. Dazzle the crowd with this bright blend of vodka, clementine juice and bitters.

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Under the Mistletoe

Hang out under the mistletoe with this delightful cocktail, a rosy blend of vodka and cranberry juice with a touch of cassis.

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Winter Festival

The perfect cocktail party starts with a warm welcome. Greet your guests with this bright combination of sweet Icewine and the spice of cinnamon.

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Honey Sparkler

This effervescent celebratory cocktail boasts notes of honey and citrus and is garnished with a fragrant sprig of cilantro. 

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Midnight Cheer

The colour of the night sky, this cocktail can be sipped any time—not just at the stroke of midnight.

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rum cocktails

Eggnog for Two

Enjoy rich, creamy eggnog for two without all the work that comes with big batch ’nog. (The recipe can also be easily halved for one.)

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Chai-Spiced Mulled Wine

Infuse complex flavours quickly and easily into mulled wine by using fragrant chai tea bags, and garnishing with exotic dried spices. A dash of rum complements the flavours beautifully.

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Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Rum & Chestnut Cream

A light touch of rum brings its welcome warmth to this twist on classic hot cocoa.

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Gin cocktails

Whipped Holiday Gin Fizz

Hack this drink by blending it in batches! Sloe gin, a British favourite tipple sweetened with purpose sloe (blackthorn) berries, gives flavour and merry colour — and streamlines recipe ingredients from the original.

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Gin Martini

No holiday would be complete without it. The British Royal Army, Sir Winston Churchill, and Alfred Hitchcock have all shared in the story of this classic cocktail.

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Blood Orange Gin Martini

Take advantage of the fact that blood oranges are in season now by tossing this intensely flavoured juice into a delightful gin and Campari concoction. 

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cognac cocktails

The Cognac Alexander

Rich, sweet and creamy, this version of the Alexander is the perfect antidote for a cold winter's night.

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The Sidecar

A classic sour drink from the early 20th century that's refreshingly modern with a hint of sweetness and notes of citrus. 

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The Stinger

This classic duo of cognac and crème de menthe creates a delicious and decadent after-dinner drink.

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Champagne Cocktail

Anytime is the right time for Champagne, but particularly when there's a celebration to be had. This original Champagne cocktail recipe, with a lump of sugar and a splash of cognac, is still a delight a century after its debut.

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Cognac Berry

Cognac makes an excellent spirit base for a celebratory cocktail.

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Paris Mule

A French twist on the Moscow Mule, our Paris Mule gets a touch of elegance from Hennessy cognac.

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More Cocktails

Infused Sherry Cup

With a nod to a traditional Sherry Cobbler, this deceptively simple cocktail shines a spotlight on dry, deeply flavoured, house-infused sherry.

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Holiday Cup

Pimm’s No. 1 topped with soda, garnished with fruit and herbs, is summer in a cup. Cozy it up for winter by simply subbing amaro — or go all-out by infusing your own base spirit.

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Mango Tamarind Sour

Add Oloroso sherry to make a mysterious and elegant cocktail, or use bourbon for more crowd-pleasing appeal.

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Baileys Espresso Martini with a Twist

Treat yourself to a holiday classic.

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Baileys & Coffee Two Ways

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Grand 75

Create a super citrus-y twist on a French 75 by adding a splash of Grand Marnier in place of the usual brandy.

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