This Christmas cocktail is a fun and festive sip for the holidays! Make a Snow Day and clink glasses with friends at your next holiday gathering.
Cheers, friends! When the holidays roll around I love to experiment with both classic Christmas cocktails and unusual, off-the-beaten-path recipes.
This is probably one of the latter: The Snow Day!
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HOliday and Christmas Cocktail Ideas
We love a celebratory sip around here! Sharing cocktails with friends is one of my favorite things to do.
That’s probably why we’re known around our neighborhood as the house with a stocked bar and an open door.
It’s not always about the cocktail (although I do truly love playing mixologist). It’s about the togetherness. Hearing the laughter or chatter of neighbors over the clink of ice hitting a glass, or learning about a certain cocktail that plays a sentimental role in a friend’s life, or introducing a new drink in the midst of great conversation.
If you love those vibes as much as I do, I rounded up a few other cocktails to add to your list as well.
We’ll get to the Snow Day in a bit, but first be sure to pin your favorites from the list below.
- Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe
- Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
- Easy Mulled Wine Recipe
- How to Make Bitters (and The Perfect Old Fashioned Cocktail)
- French 75 Cocktail Recipe
- Gin and Prosecco Cocktail
How to Make a Snow Day Cocktail
Okay, so what exactly is a Snow Day cocktail?
It’s the perfect chilly, frosty, pepperminty holiday sip, that’s what!
It’s actually a take on a peppermint piña colada, bringing the minty freshness of peppermint to the classic tropical flavors of a piña colada.
This cocktail is refreshing, crisp, and totally unexpected.
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 oz piña colada mix
- 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
- 1 oz rum
Add ice, mix, schnapps, and rum to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
The Snow Day looks particularly pretty with some garnish — check out our pretty cranberry garnish how-to below.
Garnish Ideas for Christmas Cocktails
Of course, you could just put a candy cane in the glass and call it good. And that would actually be pretty cute.
But! To elevate the look of your Christmas cocktail, I love the idea of adding a garnish that’s a little more sophisticated.
Sugared cranberries (here’s my go-to recipe for them!) look particularly lovely sprinkled in the Snow Day. You could also add a sprig of mint to play on the peppermint flavors, or go way over the top and add a peppermint candy ribbon.
There’s no wrong way to garnish this pretty Christmas cocktail, so have fun! xoxo
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 oz pina colada mix
- 1 oz peppermint schnapps
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until combined.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
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