11 Holiday Cocktail Recipes from Coastal Bend Distilling

Creative Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Look no further than Coastal Bend Distilling to craft these 11 holiday cocktail recipes using its local spirits.

holiday cocktail recipes from Coastal Bend Distilling

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Coastal Bend Distilling Company provides customers with a distillery experience that captures the spirit and lifestyle of South Texas. Opened in 2019 in Beeville, TX, Coastal Bend Distilling Co. produces Live Oak Vodka, Lucky Star Gin and Colonel Fannin’s Whiskey. Here are 11 holiday cocktail recipes to utilize these quality spirits distilled right there in the Coastal Bend.

Boozy Hot Chocolate

  • 1.5 oz Live Oak Vodka
  • 4 oz Hot Chocolate
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Chocolate Syrup

Glassware: Pot for hot chocolate, Mugs

Cran Fizz Punch

  • 1 bottle of sparkling rosé
  • 5 oz Live Oak Vodka
  • 10 oz Syrup
  • 10 oz Cranberry Ginger Ale
  • Cranberries
  • Sliced Oranges
  • Mint

Glassware: Pitcher,  Stirrer, and Ribbed Glasses

Full instructions here >>

Holly Jolly Juice

  • 2 oz Live Oak Vodka
  • .5 oz St. Germain
  • ⅓ cup fresh squeezed clementine or blood orange juice
  • Ginger beer for topping
  • Pomegranate arils for topping
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme or mint

Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add the vodka, elderflower liquor (if using), and clementine juice. Top with ginger beer. Add the pomegranates and thyme or mint.

Glassware: Rocks or Highball

How About Dem Apples

  • 2 tbsp Apple Butter
  • 1 apple slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Coarse sugar to rim
  • .25 cup apple cider
  • 1.5 oz club soda
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 2 oz Col Fannin Whiskey

First, rim the glass in sugar. For the drink, combine apple butter, apple cider, bourbon, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Then pour over ice and top with club soda.

For serving, garnish with fresh apple slices and cinnamon sticks

Glassware: Rocks

Lit Reindeer

  • 2.5 cups OJ chilled
  • 2.5 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups ginger ale, 7up or Sprite chilled
  • 2 cups Live Oak Vodka chilled
  • .5 cup maraschino cherry juice chilled
  • Juice of one large lemon (approx .25 cup)
  • Cranberries or maraschino cherries and rosemary springs for garnish

In a large bowl combine all ingredients, stir well and serve over ice and garnish with cranberries or cherries and a rosemary sprig.

Glassware: Rocks or Highball


  • 1 ⅓ oz Lucy Star Gin
  • ⅔ oz Elderflower liquor
  • 1 ⅔ oz cranberry juice
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled glass.

Peppermint Gimlet

  • 1.5oz Lucky Star Gin
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • Peppermint leaves

Crushed candy canes to rim coup. Use white icing or heavy syrup to hold candy canes. Add gin, lime juice, simple syrup and ice in shaker and shake and strain into gimlet coup.

Full instructions here >>

Rose Gin Fizz

  • 1 oz Lucky Star Gin
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Top with sparkling rosé and garnish with rosemary.

Whiskey Eggnog

  • 2 oz Col Fannin Whiskey
  • 5 oz Egg Nog
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg Sprinkled on top
  • Cinnamon Stick to Garnish 

Glassware: Chilled Lowball Glass

Winter Wonderland

  • 2 oz Live Oak Vodka OR Lucky Star Gin
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Blue Curaco
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • Granulated Sugar

Glassware: Shaker, Ice, Coup Glasses

Full instructions here >>

Yule Mule

  • 3 oz Live Oak Vodka
  • 1/2 Cup Ginger Beer
  • 2/3 Cup Cranberry Juice
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Ice

Glassware: Mule Glass, Stirer

Full instructions here >>