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Festive Holiday Martini Recipies For Fall and Winter Fun

Updated on December 28, 2015

Holiday Martinies

With fall and winter holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start planning all of your fun family events and parties that you will be throwing for the year. You will find that this time of year is a great time to experiment with new martini recipes that are sure to excite both you and your guests during the holiday season..

In keeping with the traditions of the particular holidays that are approaching, below you will find some fantastic things that you can add to your martinis and make them fun and festive. When you try them out for yourself, be sure to be creative and don’t be afraid to try something new.

Fall Recipies

Fall is a great time to celebrate a great many things; the return of school, football and fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. It is also the start of the time when we spend a lot of time with our families and many of us may need a drink or two to get us through. When you’re ready to mix it up, try out these fun Martini options.


Halloween is the time for spooky, scary drinks and all things pumpkin. Some of these options you can make even more fun by adding cutely decorated martini glasses and plastic spiders for garnish.

Some of the most popular on this holiday involve black or darkly colored liqueur. For example, you can mix a black liqueur, such as blackberry brandy or black raspberry with vodka and create a black martini. This drink can be served in a chilled glass or even on the rocks.

Another great option is called the Black Cat. With this Martini, you mix black vodka with Chambord to make the dark drink. This is a fun and spooky concoction for all your Halloween costume parties. Be sure to hold one while you are wearing your spooky costume when you welcome your guests.


This is the perfect holiday to throw some pumpkin spices and salted-caramel into your Martinis mix. Not only do these items make for great deserts, but they are fantastic to add to drinks as well. Be sure to try out a variety of them because they are all very tasty.

If you love pumpkin pie, try mixing vanilla vodka, Irish cream liqueur and pumpkin liqueur with ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve this chilled and it will taste like a yummy liquid version of pumpkin pie.

Another great option for the Thanksgiving holiday is a salted-caramel or a caramel apple martini. These simple drinks are created with a combination of butterscotch, sour apple schnapps and vodka; add salt to the rim of your glass for the salted version.

Winter Recipies

The winter holiday season is great for staying inside and snuggeling up by the fire with the person that you love. Or if you are hosting a Christmas or New Year’s party have some fun with a few interesting drink combinations. Better yet, give your guests plenty of options and allow them to come up with their own Martini creations. If you’re looking to add a bit more structure, however, be sure to try out some of these ideas.


Eggnog is always popular during this time of the year, so be sure to incoporate some into your Martinis. A simple version can be made by mixing eggnog and rum with ice. Once strained into a glass, be sure to sprinkle nutmeg on top or line the rim of your cup with it.

Candy also makes a huge entrance suring the holiday season and peppermint is extremely popular. For a fun martinis that can keep you warm, mix peppermint schnapps with hot cocoa. Be sure to garnish your drink with a candy cane.

New Years

It’s time to ring in the New Year in style. This is the time that goes hand in hand with alcohol and there are some fantastic recipes for you to try. This is also a great time to experiment with new creations before you begin experimenting with those New Year’s resolutions.

Since we love to toast the holiday with Champagne as the ball comes down, Champagne martinis are very popular. You can add a number of things to your champagne to make it fruity. Blueberries are a popular addition to replace the traditional olive.

You can also make sparkling martinis with pomegranate or raspberries mixed with champagne to make a fun and fruity alternative to the traditional drink. Any way that you decide to go, you have unlimited possibilities.

Martinis can be a great addition to your parties and are a fun way to celebrate the holiday season. This time of year is a popular time to spend with family and friends and you may find that you need a few of these recipes simply to relax and enjoy yourself more.

There are so many choices throughout the year that you will never grow tired of trying new recipes and learning which ones that you love the best. Be sure to compare the ones that you love with your friends and try out a few creations of your own. So, if you are ready to plan your next holiday party, be sure to stock up on supplies to make martinis and let the good times roll!

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