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Forget Milk and Cookies: Leave This Drink on the Table for Santa

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Are you preparing for your annual holiday party? Are the folks coming over for a few days around the holidays? Are you planning to have a gift swap with some close friends?

No matter the holiday occasion, it's important to have the best seasonal drinks on hand. Make sure your home bar menu isn't stale for the holidays and spice things up with special cocktail recipes specifically for this time of the year. Try out these three holiday cocktails for a party at your home this year.

1. Christmas Margarita
Tis the season to drink heartily! Try this simple twist on the the classic margarita that mixes red and green for a delicious treat. Here's what you'll need:

  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus liqueur
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/ 2 ounces lime juice
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice
  • Your frozen concoction maker.

Take the ice and fill your frozen concoction maker's ice reservoir to the fill line. Next, pour the tequila, liqueur and juice into the blender jar. Hit the switch to SHAVE and BLEND and let the margarita maker do the hard work. Once blended, pour into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with lime wedges. It's a snowy cocktail with plenty of Christmas colors.

Use festive garnishes!Use festive garnishes!

2. Eggnog on Ice
Eggnog is one of the most popular cocktails of the holiday season. Though usually served warm, why not try mixing this standard into an icy milkshake consistency for sipping?

All you need to do is prepare your frozen concoction maker as if you're making a margarita by filling the ice area and securing the blender jar into place. Then just pour eggnog, bourbon, a splash of cognac and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg into your blender jar. Hit the switch and serve the finished product to friends. It's a great dessert cocktail option.

"Nothing gives you that pine flavor of a Christmas tree more than some gin."

3. Santa Collins 
Nothing gives you that pine flavor of a Christmas tree more than some gin. Try this festive take on the classic gin cocktail - the Tom Collins - this Christmas for something a little different. Get started with: 

  • 3 ounces gin 
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice 
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice 
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup 
  • 1 healthy splash seltzer 
  • Ice. 

Combine all of the ingredients in your margarita maker for a simple cocktail that's sure to be a hit. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.