Naughty & Nice, Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

To start off this Holiday Season just right, here’s a bit of Sugar & Spice to make everything nice.

Growing-up in the Southwest, the holidays have always included two key flavor components: Sugar & Spice.

Our Christmas morning table was always packed with an array of tamales, we would have a little bit of guacamole with Mexican egg & green chile frittata while our stockings were stuffed with sweet treats of candy canes, gummies and chocolates.

Of course as a child we would take a bite of breakfast and then sneak a few bites from our stockings — which is why I always think of Sugar & Spice when it comes to Christmas.

I wanted to share this oh so sweet & spicy “Southwestern Christmas tradition” with you, so I hopped in my sleigh and went straight to the experts.

EXPERTS in SPICE: El Segundo SOL at Fashion Show

EXPERTS in SUGAR: Sugar Factory at Fashion Show 

And here is my gift to you, Holiday Cocktail Recipes that celebrate these seasonal flavors. It’s fun to pair them with either a little bit of Sugar or a little bit of Spice.  Make them yourself at home or pop in for a much need Christmas shopping break to El Segundo SOL and Sugar Factory at Fashion Show Las Vegas to try them crafted from the experts. 

While you’re there, don’t forget to grab your photo with Santa or check out Holiday Stroll, a festive walk-through experience featuring a look into Santa’s Workshop and a magical Winter Wonderland. You can even enjoy free gift wrapping from the Gift Wrap Girls while you’re experiencing the holiday magic!

Christmas Cocktails

From El Segundo SOL

Pear Moscow Mule

  • 1 1/2 oz Sky Pear Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish

Combine Vodka and lime juice in a Moscow Mule mug.  Fill with ice. Top with Ginger Beer and garnish with lime wedge.

Christmas Cocktails

Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

Spicy Peach Mimosa

  • 1 oz Peach Tree Schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  • 2 oz Champagne
  • Tanjin and Sugar for rim

Rim a Champagne glass with Tanjin and Sugar. Pour Peach Schnapps and Orange Juice into glass. Top with Champagne.

Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

From Sugar Factory

Poinsettia Punch

  • 4 oz Cherry Vodka
  • 2 oz Triple Sec
  • 3 oz Sparkling White Wine or Champagne
  • 2 oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 6 oz Cranberry Juice
  • Gummy Christmas trees and Candy Canes for Garnish

In a Shaker combine Cherry Vodka, Triple Sec, Grenadine, Simple Syrup and Cranberry Juice.

Shake and pour over ice in a large goblet. Top with Sparkling Wine/Champagne. Garnish with Candy Canes and Gummy Christmas Trees.

Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

Santa’s Snowflake

  • 4 oz Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz Blue Raspberry TORANI Syrup
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 10 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Gummy Snowmen and Candy Canes for Garnish

In a shaker combine Coconut Rum, TORANI Syrup and Pineapple Juice.

Shake and pour over ice in a large goblet.  Garnish with Candy Canes and Gummy Snowmen.

Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

Mistletoe Mule

  • 6 oz cherry Vodka
  • 5 oz Ginger Beer
  • 6 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz Grenadine
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Cherry or Simple Syrup
  • Jelly Wreaths and Cherry Gummies for garnish

In a shaker combine Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Grenadine, Lime Juice and Simple Syrup.

Shake and pour over ice in a large goblet.  Top with Ginger Beer. Garnish with Gummies and Jelly Wreaths.

Sugar & Spice Holiday Cocktails

* This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show Las Vegas.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sugar & SPice Holiday Cocktails

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