Cocktails + Christmas Movie Pairings

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If you speak fluent movie quotes and take life one cocktail at a time, this movie pairings list is for you.
The countdown to Christmas is on, and that means Cousin Eddy, Buddy the Elf and Bing Crosby have taken up permanent residence in our homes and on our TV screens. ‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, so we’ve partnered with ABC Fine Wine & Spirits to bring you 9 festive cocktail recipes to sip as you watch 9 staple Christmas movies this holiday season.

Ready your finest fuzzy socks and Buffalo plaid PJs, because this movie pairings list is going to make this year’s holiday movie marathon one for the books.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Eggnog

Let’s begin with the best holiday cocktail for one of the most iconic Christmas movies: eggnog and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It doesn’t matter if you make it from scratch or buy it pre
bottled; the only requirement is that you sip it in a moose glass while wearing a white sweater and a black dickie. Guaranteed to be a holiday sipper that’s *tongue click* real nice.


Homemade Eggnog

The Recipe:
6 eggs, separated

1 cup sugar, split into ¾ and ¼ portions

½ teaspoon salt

8 ounces
Cooper’s Mark Bourbon, Herve Superior Reserve VSOP Brandy or Palms Spiced Rum
16 ounces heavy cream

16 ounces whole milk

Freshly ground nutmeg


Separate eggs into yolks and egg whites. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and add ¼ cup of sugar until the yolks are lighter in color and the sugar is dissolved. Add the milk, cream, spirit of your choice and salt and whisk it all together. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and remaining sugar until you have stiff
peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the bowl with your creamy mixture. Chill for three hours before serving. Top each glass with freshly ground nutmeg. Serves 1012.


Want to see how to make it? Watch this video.


Elf: Maple Bourbon Coffee

Syrup in coffee?! Why didn’t we think of that?

Enjoy Buddy the Elf’s favorite food group in this spiked coffee recipe. For the ultimate themed pairing, enjoy with a hot plate of spaghetti (chocolate syrup, marshmallows and Pop Tarts optional).

Maple Bourbon Coffee
The Recipe:
4 cups coffee, strongly brewed

4 cups whole milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

9 ounces
Cooper’s Mark Maple Bourbon
Whipped cream

Grated cinnamon

Add coffee, milk, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon to a slow cooker. Heat on low for 1 ½ hours. Add in bourbon. Serve in heat safe glasses and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

A Christmas Story: Michaels Hot Chocolate


Oh fuuuuuuudge…this boozy hot chocolate recipe is all we want for Christmas. Make this spiked recipe with meatloaf (double beat loaf) and curl up on the couch for instant holiday coziness. Go on, we triple dog dare ya to make this.

Michaels Hot Chocolate

The Recipe:
2 ounces
Michaels Irish Cream Liqueur
5 ounces hot chocolate

Mini marshmallows

Chocolate drizzle

Add cream liqueur to hot chocolate and stir to combine. Top with marshmallows and drizzle with chocolate.

Home Alone: Captain Morgan Home for the Holidays Punch


There’s no place like home for the holidays…unless you’re fending off two burglars by yourself. Try this refreshing batch holiday punch recipe that’s simple enough for anyone to make, even les incompetents. Serve with delivery pizza, of course.

Captain Morgan Home for the Holidays Punch

The Recipe:

1 liter bottle Captain Morgan White Rum
4 cups
cranberry juice
4 ounces
simple syrup
1 ½ cups
lemonlime soda
1 ½ cups seltzer

4 scoops lime sorbet

4 5 mint sprigs

4
lime rounds
½ cup cranberries

In a large punch bowl, add rum, cranberry juice and simple syrup. Top with lemonlime soda and seltzer and stir.
Garnish with cranberries, lime sorbet, lime wheels and mint sprigs.

Love Actually: All Hot ‘n’ Buttered

If your idea of a wholesome holiday movie is a foulmouthed British romcom, you’re in good company.
Whip up this perfected hot buttered rum recipe to savor as you laugh, cry and dance to The PointerSisters. You’ll love this recipe so much that you’ll silently declare your love for it on poster boards.

All Hot ‘n’ Buttered

The Recipe:

6 ounces hot apple cider

2 tablespoons hot buttered rum mix*

1 ½ ounces
Ballotin Caramel Turtle Chocolate Whiskey
½ ounce
El Dorado Rum 12 Year
Whipped cream

Cinnamon stick

Star anise

*Hot Buttered Rum Mix:
1 stick of butter, room temperature

½ cup brown sugar

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon ground ginger

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

For the hot buttered rum mix: Cream together the ingredients with a mixer or mix well by hand. Store in a small jar in the fridge.
For the cocktail: Heat apple cider in a microwaveproof mug until very hot but not boiling. Add in hot buttered rum mix, whiskey and rum and stir well. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon
stick and star anise.

Literally any Hallmark movie ever: Mistletoe Margaritas

This recipe goes out to everyone obsessed with the ultimate guilty pleasure: Hallmark Christmas movies.
(Don’t lie, you know you watched these in July.)

Whatever’s playing on the Hallmark channel, watch it with a tall Mistletoe Margarita in hand. Take a sip every time an almostkiss is interrupted, a spontaneous snowball fight breaks out or the big shot businesswoman turns down a promotion to settle into a quiet, provincial life with a rugged guy after
discovering the true meaning of Christmas.

If you prefer a glass of wine over a mixed drink, Hallmark actually has their own line of festive wines! Try sipping Jingle Cabernet Sauvignon or Joy Sauvignon Blanc during your next Hallmark marathon.
Mistletoe Margaritas
The Recipe:
2 cups
Los Rijos Silver Tequila
1 cup
Charles Regnier Triple Sec
2 ½ cups
cranberry juice
1 ¼ cups
lime juice
1 cup
simple syrup
Sugar

Fresh cranberries

Combine chilled liquid ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Coat rims of serving glasses in lime juice and dunk in sugar. Roll fresh cranberries in sugar and add to drink for garnish. Serves 10.

White Christmas: White Christmas

What better drink is there to sip while watching White Christmas than a cocktail of the same name? Just be sure not to spill this creamy amaretto martini as you tap dance and sing those iconic fourpart harmonies.
And if anyone asks why you chose this recipe, just say it was given to you by an old pal in the army.

White Christmas
The Recipe:
1 ounce
1941 Vodka
1 ounce
Charles Regnier Amaretto
1 ounce heavy cream
Grated nutmeg
In a shaker with ice, add vodka, amaretto and cream. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Grinch Punch

Whether you’re watching the animated classic or the liveaction version, you’re going to need a drink that’s as green as the Grinch is mean. Here’s the perfect green cocktail to pair with the last can of Who Hash.
Grinch Punch
The Recipe:
1 packet KoolAid Lemon Lime mix

32 ounces water

16 ounces
1941 Craft Vodka
24 ounces
lemonlime soda
16 ounces
pineapple juice
8 ounces
ginger ale
Cherry

Mix together KoolAid and water until KoolAid is completely dissolved. Add mixture to a pitcher or punch bowl. Mix in vodka, lemonlime soda, pineapple juice, and ginger ale. When ready, serve over ice and garnish with a cherry.

The Santa Clause: Snowglobe


As our movie marathon draws to a close, we recommend shaking up a
Snowglobe as the perfect nightcap while watching this ‘90s classic. This one is complete with almond milk for a lactoseintolerant Santa Claus.

Snowglobe
The Recipe:
2 ounces
Plymouth Gin
½ ounce almond milk

½ ounce
lime juice
½ ounce peppermint syrup

1 ounce
soda water
Candy cane

Add all liquid ingredients, excluding soda water, to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over fresh
ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a candy cane.

Don’t be a cottonheaded ninnymuggins, check out more holiday recipes here and create your own movie pairings!

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