holiday drinks

5 Festive Ho Ho Holiday Drinks

Cool weather is setting in here in Las Vegas, officially kicking off the holiday season. What better way to get into the spirit than with some yuletide drinks? We’ve gathered our favorite holiday drinks to order at your favorite Downtown Las Vegas spots.

We’ve also included the ingredients, so you know what to expect—or, if you want to get extra wild, you can try to make some on your own. In any case, let’s nestle in some of these winter and Christmas cocktails between your Hot Toddies and eggnog this year! These spirits will get YOU in the spirit!

The Best DTLV Holiday Drinks

Caramel apple mimosa

This sweet favorite is terribly reminiscent of your grandmother’s apple pie! To make this delicious drink, mix together:

  • 2 tbs caramel
  • 2 tbs cinnamon sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 8 oz. Caramel vodka
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • Apple slices for garnish

Mulled wine

Your favorite summer sangria has been resurrected for holiday drinks. Now, it’s a tasty winter drink that includes:

  • 4 cups of apple cider
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange (zested and juiced)
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 oranges (peeled for garnish)

Pomegranate Moscow mule

Here’s another summer remake, the Moscow mule. Now, you can put your Moscow mule in the holiday spirit with these ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp. Pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • ½ cup Ice
  • Ginger Beer, to top it off
  • Sprig of Rosemary, for garnish

Gingerbread eggnog white russian

Gingerbread, eggnog, and a white russian. We’re throwing together all of your holiday favorites with these holiday drinks, aren’t we?

  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon, for rimming glasses
  • 2 tsp. Sugar, for rimming glasses
  • 4 oz. eggnog
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. kahlua
  • 1 tsp. molasses
  • ⅛ tsp. Ginger
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Molasses, for topping

Cranberry sauce margarita

Finally, something to do with the cranberry sauce that no one ate at dinner. Take it, and mix it into here:

  • Brown sugar, for rimming glasses
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 1 lime
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Chunky cranberry sauce
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • Cranberries, for garnish

Bonus: Gingerbread jello shots

With Christmas coming up, is it enough to make holiday cocktails? We think so! Here are full, detailed instructions on how to make your holiday guests truly happy with unique gingerbread people jello shots.

Getting from One Holiday Drink to Another

It’s Christmas in Las Vegas and your friends aren’t in the mood to buy another dirty Santa gift this season. So, you should check out the Vegas Pub Crawler, like so many others before you.