Cozy Cocktail Recipes For The Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner—our thoughts have turned to fireside chats on crisp, cold nights. After a day spent exploring the outdoors or working on projects around the house, there’s nothing like kicking back with a friend and a toasty cocktail.
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With the holidays just around the corner—our thoughts have turned to fireside chats on crisp, cold nights. After a day spent exploring the outdoors or working on projects around the house, there’s nothing like kicking back with a friend and a toasty cocktail.

To put you in a festive mood, we’re sharing cocktail recipes that are simple to make, whether you’re at a rooftop gathering or in your kitchen. For concocting, serving, and sipping your libations, we recommend pairing with your favorite Stanley gear:

Our durable, packable flask is thoughtfully designed for easy filling with your favorite spirits. Plus, it’s a perfect fit for that stocking hanging by the fire!

This classic, insulated mug is a longtime favorite for hot chocolate or other toasty beverage.

GO EVERYDAY TUMBLER TWIN PACK | 10 OZ

Our versatile, insulated tumbler features a drink-through lid and comes in a range of beautiful colors. Also available as a giftable Twin Pack.

CLASSIC STAY CHILL PITCHER

Don’t let the “Stay Chill” name fool you. This stainless steel pitcher will keep your hot toddies hot for 2.5 hours. A necessity for filling your Flask, Tumbler, or Camp Mug!

Stanley teamed with Bustle to bring you five delightful, festive cocktail recipes for the season. We’re sharing one of our favorites below. Read “5 Hot Cocktails You’ll Want To Sip All Winter Long” to try them all!

This one is a new spin on a classic. While you may be no stranger to traditional mulled wine made with red wine, orange, and spices, this version swaps out honey for easy-to-make pomegranate syrup. Loaded with antioxidants and featuring a tart flavor, pomegranate adds the perfect complement to bold red wine, tangy orange, and warm seasonal spices.

Pomegranate Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • Zest of one orange

Cocktail Ingredients

  • 6 oz. of your favorite dry red wine blend
  • 2 oz. pomegranate syrup
  • ¼ tsp. whole black peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp. whole cloves
  • ¼ tsp. sumac
  • Juice of 1 orange wedge

Directions

  • Start by making the pomegranate syrup. In a small saucepan (use the one from your Adventure Stainless Steel Cook Set for Two), warm the pomegranate juice. Add the sugar and orange zest. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, then remove from heat. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
  • Make a single 8 oz. cocktail by combining wine, spices and syrup in a microwave-safe cup. Heat for 90 seconds before straining into the Everyday Tumbler which will keep your drink at the ideal temperature. Top with the juice of an orange wedge.

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