Recipe :: A Pair of Citrus & Ginger Holiday Cocktails

What else would we serve for a citrus-inspired Christmas dinner than some citrus-inspired cocktails? My favorite way to make sure that every palate is pleased is to take a couple core ingredients – in this case ginger and tangerine – and use them in different ways to offer two drinks: one lighter and one a bit more complex…

Ginger and Mandarin Cocktails two ways | recipes via coco kelley

The Christmas Mule Cocktail | ginger beer, bourbon & fernet | recipe via coco kelley

The Christmas Mule // serves one

The Christmas Mule Cocktail | ginger beer, bourbon & fernet | recipe via coco kelley

Pour the bourbon, juice and Fernet into a glass over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish by slicing the top of a leafy tangerine! This is also an easy drink to make into a large punch, which we totally intend to do for our New Year’s Eve party this year. The Fernet and ginger together give this a lot of bite and flavor, which I love, but for those who prefer a more straightforward sipper…

Ginger Mandarin Spritz Cocktail | recipe on coco kelley

Oh My Darlin’ // serves one

  • 1 oz Vodka or Citrus Vodka
  • 1 oz Mandarin Jigger
  • Ginger Beer
  • Cloves and Tangerine to garnish

Ginger Mandarin Spritz Cocktail | recipe on coco kelley

Using the same base ingredients that we did for the Christmas Mule, we swapped out bourbon for vodka to create this super refreshing light drink! I love the sugared tangerine wedges as a garnish. We also added some orange peel and whole cloves for added holiday cheer. You could also test out a little prosecco with this concoction to take things up a notch!

Ginger and Mandarin Cocktails two ways | recipes via coco kelley

Oh, and for the kiddos or the non-drinkers, ginger beer and mandarin make for a yummy mixture on their own! My favorite detail on these might be the garnishes – they always fancy things up a bit, don’t you think?

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