15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Christmas, Cocktails, Dessert, Drinks, Holidays, Winter
on December 5, 2014
15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails
Will Cook For Friends
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This holiday season, dress your cocktails in more than a candy cane or cinnamon stick. These festive garnishes are utterly original and will surely take your holiday merrymaking up a notch.

Sugar-Coated Cranberries

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

The Clever Carrot

Sugar coat cranberries to give your cocktails a glistening red punch of color. Make them even more festive by pairing with green, fresh mint.

Pomegranate Arils and Rosemary

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Inspired by Charm

When Pomegranate arils are added to sparkling wine, the drink will blush and the bubbles will coat the seeds for an-extra sparkly appearance. Oh, and don’t forget to add a sprig of rosemary!

Mini Gingerbread Men

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

The Glitter Guide

What better way to garnish a gingerbread martini than with mini gingerbread men? Make the little gingerbread look right at home atop cocktails by rimming them with vanilla frosting and white nonpareils.

A Festive Straw and Sprinkles

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Sugar and Cloth

These fun holiday shots are decked out with candy cane straws and a rim of white sprinkles.

For Chocolate-Lovers

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Celebrations

chocolate garnish is super easy to achieve. Just dip the rim in chocolate and then in chocolate sprinkles. And what kind of cocktail should you pour? We’re thinking something with Bailey’s Irish Cream…

Sugar Cookies

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Simple Bites

Say hello to the ultimate adult version of milk and cookies.

Candy Canes Galore 

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Will Cook For Friends

Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like a candy cane. Melt white chocolate for the rim, dip glasses in crushed peppermint candies, pour some White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martinis and finish with a top of whipped cream.

Bite-Sized Donuts

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Cheryl Style

A bite-sized donut may not be the first garnish to came to mind when slinging cocktails, but the satisfying addition pairs exceptionally well with an eggnog martini!

Vanilla Macaroons

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Sprinkle Bakes

If you really want to impress your guests, try a lavish garnish of vanilla macaroons, whipped topping, and pomegranate arils. To top it off, add some sparkly, holiday sticks.

Cinnamon, Pomegranate, and Apples

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

To increase the appeal of the cinnamon stick garnish, add pomegranate arils and chopped apples. Perfect for spiked apple cider.

Gingersnap Crumble

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Camille Styles

For an easy, yet creative garnish, add a cookie rim with agave nectar and crumbled gingersnap cookies.

Gingersnap Cookies

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Serious Eats

Take the gingersnap rim one step further by adding a soft gingersnap cookie. Gingersnaps will go perfectly with any eggnog mixed drink.

Hot Chocolate Toppings

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Damn Delicious

It doesn’t get more decadent than this. Kahlua Hot Chocolate topped with mini marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce.

Graham Cracker Crumbs

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

i heart naptime

Graham cracker crumbs are one of the easiest ways to quickly dress up a creamy cocktail.

Rock Candy

15 Creative Garnishes for Your Holiday Cocktails

Style Me Pretty

Add crystal rock candy to a champagne cocktail or any sparkling beverage for extra bubbles.

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