Whether you’re serving it as a Hanukkah cocktail, a Christmas cocktail, or for a New Year’s Eve celebration, the Blue Glacier Holiday Cocktail is a fun and fruity way to add a splash of warmth to any winter celebration.
When the weather outside is frightful, there’s nothing quite like a winter cocktail to cheer you up. Especially when that cocktail is my Blue Glacier holiday cocktail!
This beautiful blue holiday cocktail may look icy cold and wintery, but it tastes like a vacation in the islands. And that makes this jewel-toned winter cocktail the best of both worlds!
BLUE COCKTAIL FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS
Whether you’re serving it for one of the 8 crazy nights of Hanukkah, at a Christmas gathering, for a New Year’s Eve party, or simply relaxing with family and friends around the fire, this icy blue libation is sure to be the talk of any snowy-weather gathering.
This blue holiday cocktail actually has a nice citrusy flavor that makes it really refreshing. And while the combination of Smirnoff and Blue Curacao could definitely be served year-round due to its fruity flavor, it’s the ice blue color that makes this cocktail perfect for a winter holiday party!
ABOUT THE BLUE GLACIER HOLIDAY COCKTAIL
The brilliant blue color of this holiday cocktail reminds me of the glaciers in Alaska and its white sugar-lined rim is reminiscent of freshly fallen snow. Hence it’s name, the Blue Glacier.
HOW TO MAKE THIS HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPE
This holiday cocktail is as easy to make as it is delicious! Made with four simple ingredients, and some sugar for the glass’ rim, it takes less than 5 minutes to make from start to finish.
You’ll find the complete ingredient list and instructions in the printable recipe card near the end of this Winter cocktail recipe post.
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INGREDIENTS IN THE COCKTAIL
In addition to being easy-to-make, this blue cocktail recipe calls for only five ingredients, total! Those include:
The dominant alcohol in this cocktail. My favorite is Bacardi, but feel free to use your favorite brand.
White Cranberrry Juice
Adds a nice tart and fruity flavor with the barest hint of sweetness.
Fresh-squeezed lime juice enhances this cocktail’s citrusy note. If all you have is bottled juice, that will work, too.
Blue Curaçao – gives this drink it’s captivating blue color while adding a pleasant orange taste to its fruity flavor.
Contrasts nicely with the gorgeous blue color of this cocktail, while also adding a hint of sweetness to every sip.
HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
As I mentioned, making this holiday cocktail is very easy!
Step One: Sugar the Rim
You’ll first want to sprinkle sugar onto small plate or saucer. Next, dip or dab the rim of a martini glass with some simple syrup (or another sticky liquid), and then gently roll it in the sanding sugar.
Then lightly shake the glass while it is still upside down to remove any excess sugar.
Step Two: Mix the Drink
In a large cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, white cranberry juice, blue curacao, and lime juice. Shake for about 20 seconds.
Step Three: Strain
Strain the holiday cocktail into a well-chilled martini glass, taking care not to splash the rim.
And then serve.
BLUE GLACIER HOLIDAY PUNCH RECIPE
Try this blue holiday cocktail as a punch at your next holiday party! The instructions to make a pitcher are in the printable recipe below. If you want more, simply double or triple that recipe.
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PRINTABLE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPE
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 oz white cranberry juice
- 1 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- granulated sugar for the rim
- Pour sugar on a saucer or plate then moisten the rim of the glass, with a simple syrup or other sticky liquid. Then turn the glass upside down and gently twist the rim in the sugar. Lightly shake to remove excess sugar.
- In a large cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, white cranberry juice, blue curacao, and lime juice. Shake for about 20 seconds.
- Carefully strain the cocktail into martini glass taking care not to splash the rim.
- Serve and enjoy!
FOR A PITCHER
2 cups white rum
2 cups white cranberry juice
1 cup blue curacao
1/2 cup lime juice
granulated sugar for the rims
- Stir rum, blue curacao, white cranberry juice, and lime juice together in a large pitcher. Add one to two handfuls of ice cubes and stir until chilled.
- Pour sugar on a plate or saucer. Moisten the rim of one glass, then turn upside down and twist in the sugar. Lightly shake to remove any excess sugar. Repeat with remaining glasses.
- Pour drinks into rimmed glasses
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.