Three Christmas Vodka Cocktails That Will Impress Your Guests

Vodka is the perfect spirit for Christmas cocktails because it doesn’t add a strong flavor to your drinks. You can let the flavors of the season shine! We created three vodka cocktails for Christmas that are sure to impress your friends and family.

rosemary vodka cranberry cocktail

Christmas Vodka Cocktails with NEFT

We were gifted a sample of NEFT Vodka and we loved everything about it – from the unique packaging to the smooth, clean taste with its slightly sweet finish. Crafted in the Alps of Austria for its oxygen-rich spring water, NEFT is an ultra-premium vodka with a taste as memorable as its container – this sophisticated metal drum that protects the vodka from light and heat. It’s available in black, white, or a seasonal pride theme.

NEFT Vodka

Not only is the barrel stylish, it’s highly functional. After pouring, you screw the cap back on and push it down into the barrel top – making it portable, leak-proof and unbreakable. The barrel also keeps NEFT Vodka cold for up to 6 hours. But don’t freeze your vodka! Did you know that freezing vodka dulls its taste? Just chill it in the frig a couple hours before using.

Rosemary Vodka Cranberry

Our first Christmas cocktail is a riff on the classic vodka cranberry. Cranberry is a popular holiday flavor, but adding in a bit of orange and rosemary brings this drink to the next level.

Christmas cocktail
  • 2 oz NEFT Vodka
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz cranberry simple syrup
  • 2 inches of fresh rosemary
  • Frozen cranberries, sugar, rosemary and an orange slice for garnish

Muddle the rosemary in orange juice, then add the rest of the ingredients to the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain over fresh ice. Add an orange slice, rosemary, and frozen cranberries for garnish and sprinkle with sugar.

Ginger Vodka Cranberry

Another vodka cranberry riff, this cocktail uses ginger liqueur for a bit of a kick!

Ginger vodka cocktail by Christmas tree
  • 1.5 oz NEFT Vodka
  • 1 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice

For this beauty, simply shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain over fresh ice and garnish with cranberries and lime.

Coconut Chocolate Martini

Did you know that the classic martini is made with gin and vermouth – not vodka? But over time vodka became an acceptable substitute and bartenders everywhere started calling anything with vodka in it a “martini.”

This recipe is really about as far from a true martini as you can get, but it is served in a martini glass! And it makes a fantastic dessert cocktail.

coconut chocolate martini
  • 2 oz NEFT Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Cream of Coconut
  • 1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz chocolate syrup (leave this out if you like it less sweet)
  • Chocolate chips and coconut flakes to rim the glass

First, you’ll want to garnish your glass. Pour some coconut flakes on a plate. Melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (or more if you’re making several drinks) in wide bowl or plate in the microwave. Stir well so the chocolate is smooth, then roll the rim of your glass in the chocolate. Immediately dip the glass in the coconut flakes.

coconut rimming glass

Pro tip: After making this drink, we recommend you only rim half the glass with chocolate and coconut. Rimming the full glass looks pretty, but the coconut hardens in the chocolate and it’s a bit “spiky” on your lips when you try to drink it!

Once your glass is prepared, pour the vodka, cream of coconut, chocolate liqueur, and chocolate syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well – 30-60 seconds – to fully incorporate all the ingredients. Strain into your prepared glass and enjoy!

3 Easy Vodka Christmas Cocktails

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