Winter Inspired Signature Drinks to Serve During Cocktail Hour

Feast your eyes and palette on 7 of the prettiest and tastiest sips that utilize the bounty of the season’s fruits, herbs, and wintertime flavors for this Winter-inspired signature drink series.

7 Inspirational Signature Drinks to Serve at Your Winter Wedding

Although fresh produce choices are lean during the winter months, there are still a fair amount of seasonal fruits to feature in your winter wedding or holiday celebrations. Although we usually prefer to feature fresh ingredients that showcase the peak of the season elements, we also wholly embrace the flavors that winter has to offer (thank you, pumpkin spice lattes, for your introduction into these holiday flavors!). For this seasons signature cocktails, we suggest the following flavors with a high-focus on drinks that will warm even Jack Frost from his nose to his toes:

Cranberries, Clementines, Grapefruit, Plums, Mandarin Oranges, Oranges, Passion Fruit, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Pummelo, Red Currants, Yuzu, Eggnog, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Coffee & Chocolate

Feast your eyes and palettes on 7 of the prettiest and tastiest sips that utilize the bounty of the season’s fruits, herbs, and wintertime flavors for this Winter-inspired signature drink series.


Cranberry Rosemary Champagne Cocktail

This cocktail is highly adaptable as you can serve it with champagne, Prosecco, or for a non-alcoholic version, seltzer water paired with cranberry rosemary simple syrup.

featuring glassware from CORT Party Rental

Mistletoe Martini

Bright and cheery, this colorful cocktail features vodka, cherry brandy, lime, raspberries, & a rosemary garnish.

from Foodz Catering

Smokey Pine Moscow Mule

Grab your kitchen blowborch as this mule is smokin’! Vodka (Tower), fresh lime and smokey pine trimmings will take your garnishing game up to level 100.

from Emerald City Cocktails

Blackberry Yuzu Fizz

Tart, sour & savory yuzu has been used since the18th century in traditional Japanese bathing rituals to mark the winter solstice, aid relaxation, and fight off sniffles & sneezes making it the perfect ingredient to add to your winter cocktail/mocktail bar.

from Emerald City Cocktails

Holiday Sangria

Spice up your favorite Washington rosé with this scrumptious sangria featuring cinnamon, cloves, anise, fresh cranberries, Granny Smith apples, Ruby port, Solarno, cranberry juice and surprise, crushed red peppers!

from Herban Feast Catering

Eggnog White Russian

Punch up everyone’s favorite holiday flavor, egg nog, with peppermint and coffee liqueurs.

from Pour Girls and Some Guys

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Not your childhood cocoa, this hot cocktail features milk, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, Kahlua and Chocolate liqueur. Marshmallow and chocolate syrup topping optional (but remember we’re all still kids at heart so we say add that tasty confectionery!)

from BevMo!

Now onto the taste-testing side! Thank you to Neil with Emerald City Cocktails for his Blackberry Yuzu Fizz recipe and Janet with Pour Girls and Some Guys for her Eggnog White Russian recipe!

Cheers, Neil & Janet!

Blackberry Yuzu Fizz Cocktail/Mocktail

You will need:

  • Cocktail shaker & strainer
  • Ice
  • Knife & cutting board
  • Jigger
  • Collins, Highball or Pint Glass
  • Huckleberry Vodka (Emerald City Cocktails suggest Wild Roots)
  • Yuzu Juice (Japanese citrus)
  • Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water
  • Key limes
  • Frozen blackberries


  • Fill a glass of choice with ice
  • Fill shaker with ice and add 1.5oz vodka, .5 oz yuzu juice, and .5 oz blackberry syrup
  • Shake and strain over ice
  • Top glass with soda/tonic
  • Squeeze and drop 1/2 Lime into the glass
  • Garnish with frozen blackberries

Make it a mocktail by omitting the vodka and adding more mineral water!

Eggnog White Russian


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1-ounce coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa)
  • peppermint schnapps (Splash, about 1/8-ounce)
  • 3 ounces eggnog
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg & 1 Candy Cane


  • Add vodka, coffee liqueur, schnapps, and eggnog together in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a festive glass, add a pinch of ground nutmeg* and garnish with a candy cane.
  • Pro tip – use freshly ground nutmeg for a real punch of seasonal flavor!

Have we inspired you with our Winter #signaturecocktails? Tell us what seasonal flavors you want to feature or try out.

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