Monday Must-Have’s: Holiday-Inspired Cocktails

Looking to make your sprits a little bit brighter? I’ve got just the thing. Lucky for you, this week’s Monday Must-Have’s are a roundup of my favorite holiday cocktails! Read on, get festive, and serve up one of these guaranteed party favorites STAT.

Holiday-Inspired Cocktails   - Whiskey & Lace by Erika AltesThe Kitchy Kitchen’s Irish Coffee with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Sweet with a little spice, this isn’t your traditional Irish coffee. I’ll be whipping this up come Christmas day with a serious smile on my face. And the cinnamon whipped cream? You’ll be craving it year-round – trust me.

Holiday-Inspired Cocktails   - Whiskey & Lace by Erika AltesA Cozy Kitchen’s Cranberry Thyme Gin & Tonic
The best part about this refreshing drink? You can make it with the extras you have in your fridge/pantry. Side note: it’s almost too pretty not to Instagram.

Holiday-Inspired Cocktails   - Whiskey & Lace by Erika AltesThe Sweetest Occasion’s Salted Caramel White Russian
Sweet and salty, this is the perfect drink to whip up for yourself or a crowd. It’s perfectly decadent, not too filling, and looks oh-so-chic in a mason jar with some sea salt garnish!

Holiday-Inspired Cocktails   - Whiskey & Lace by Erika AltesStyle Me Pretty’s Sparkling Champagne Cider
As you already probably know, sparkles and champagne are my jam. Throw in a little pumpkin spice and I’m in total fan-mode. This tasty delight not only looks absolutely gorgeous (I mean, what doesn’t from Style Me Pretty?), but it tastes like holiday goodness in a glass, too. Obsessed.

Holiday-Inspired Cocktails   - Whiskey & Lace by Erika AltesHome Sweet Jones Holiday Mule
I love a good Moscow Mule, and this one is festive and refreshing. It’s sweet, tart, and thanks the rosemary, a little bit comforting, too. Serve it in a copper mug if you’ve got one!

Now it’s your turn! Any go-to cocktail (or mocktail) recipes you love? I’m looking forward to hearing your faves!


Hi! I’m Erika and I live in Sonoma County with my high school sweetheart and two kids. Follow along to find home inspiration, delicious recipes, and the inside scoop on all things wine country.

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  1. 12.10.15
    Deanna said:

    Wow. These look fantastic. I am pumped. I now know what I will be serving alongside our holiday dinners. Yay!