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Holiday Cocktail Recipes 

Get excited for holiday fun with family and friends with these holiday and Christmas cocktail recipes from Great Wolf! These drinks are perfect for any upcoming holiday gathering and are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Alcohol can be left out of any drink to make it a mocktail so the whole family can enjoy it! 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cocktail 

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  • Hot cocoa mix  
  • Milk or water 
  • Peppermint schnapps  
  • Whipped cream  
  • Candy cane or peppermint flakes for decoration (optional) 

Tip: Substitute peppermint schnapps for peppermint extract to make it a delicious mocktail! 


Follow the instructions for measurement on the hot cocoa package. Stir in a shot of peppermint schnapps or a dash of peppermint extract. Top with whipped cream and a candy cane. Enjoy! 

Looking for more delicious hot chocolate recipes? Check out the Great Wolf blog for our hot chocolate bomb recipe. Howls!

Boozy Spiced Cider  

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This spiced cider is a delicious warm drink to enjoy by the fireplace over the holidays and winter months. 


  • Spiced apple cider 
  • Bourbon or whiskey 
  • Cinnamon 


Heat spiced apple cider on the stovetop until warmed. Stir in a shot of bourbon or whiskey and serve in a mug! 

Chocolate Cocktail 

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Enjoy this chocolate cocktail as an after-dinner treat or serve at your upcoming holiday gathering to impress the whole room! 


  • 2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream 
  • 2 ounces chocolate liquor  
  • 4 ounces vodka 
  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup (optional) 
  • Martini glass 


Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker and top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup! 

To turn this into a chocolate mocktail, use these ingredients instead: 

  • 1 cup milk or cream  
  • ½ tablespoon cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar 
  • Chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles (optional)

Combine milk, cocoa powder, and sugar in a cocktail shaker and shake until well blended. Pour into a martini glass and drizzle with chocolate syrup or top with chocolate sprinkles! 

Want to make more holiday drink recipes? Check out these holiday mocktail ideas from the Great Wolf blog!  

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