Time flies when you’re having fun and the holiday season is finally upon us! It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit, and to help you get there we want to share some easy, seasonally inspired cocktail recipes. These winter cocktails from Courvoisier Cognac, Hornitos Tequila and Pinnacle Vodka would be a fit for any cold-weather or holiday gathering. Your friends, family and guests will be impressed with your choice of beverages and don’t be surprised if they ask for the recipe!


Sparkling Cognac

  • ¾ parts Courvoisier® V.S.O.P Cognac
  • 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Champagne
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Method: Soak sugar cube in bitters, drop into glass and add cognac. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon peel (optional).


Holly Jolly Punch

  • 2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • 1 part DeKupyer® Triple Sec
  • 3 parts cranberry juice
  • 6 parts ginger ale
  • 2 parts orange juice
  • Cinnamon allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Sugar
  • Sliced oranges

Preparation: Add ingredients to a punch bowl and stir. Slowly stir in orange juice concentrate as it melts. Add spices to taste, and garnish with orange slices.


Snowflake Chiller

  • 2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
  • 2 parts heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons melted white chocolate
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Shredded coconut or granulated sugar crystals

Preparation: Rim edges of glasses by dipping in melted white chocolate and then in either coconut flakes or sugar crystals. Combine vodka, heavy cream and extracts. Shake and strain into the glass.

Tip: The white chocolate and sugar rim gives this cocktail a touch of sweetness, but if you like your cocktails on the sweeter side, add a bit of simple syrup to taste.


Cinnamon Tequila Toddy

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • 5 parts hot water
  • ¾ part cinnamon bark syrup
  • ¼ part honey
  • ¼ part fresh lemon juice
  • 3 dashes vanilla bitters
  • Cinnamon sticks

Preparation: Combine equal parts sugar and water and 3 cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and bring to a boil to create cinnamon bark syrup. Remove cinnamon sticks from the mixture and combine the remainder of the ingredients in a coffee glass. Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

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Wake Up Call

  • 1 part Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • 4 parts hot coffee
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a coffee glass and stir. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.