HOLIDAY COCKTAIL GUIDE

From cozy eggnog cocktails to holiday classics with a twist, browse our best cocktail recipes for some easy ideas on how to mix up our Ontario made spirits and liqueurs – and make the season more festive.

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Whisky Cocktails

Whether you’re looking to warm up with a hot toddy, spike your eggnog or enjoy holiday brunch with a Caesar, our easy J.P. Wiser’s whisky cocktail recipes are a fun idea for your festivities.

J.P. Wiser's Apple Toddy Whisky Cocktail

J.P. WISER'S APPLE TODDY

A warm drink to share on cold nights, with cider-like warmth and a spicy kick.

Ingredients
2 oz. J.P. Wiser’s Apple
1 oz. Lemon Juice
5 oz. Boiling Water
Cinnamon Stick
Lemon Zest Garnish
Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise, Spices

What you need
Mug
Kettle
Zester

Instructions
Combine all ingredients
in a mug and let
rest until cool
enough to drink.
Garnish with
cinnamon and
lemon zest.

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J.P. Wiser's Vanilla Nog Whisky Cocktail

J.P. WISER'S VANILLA NOG

A rich, creamy cocktail that tastes perfect during the holidays, and all winter long.

Ingredients
2 oz. J.P. Wiser’s Vanilla
0.5 oz. Maple Syrup (optional)
4 oz. Egg Nog
Ice Cubes

What you need
Rocks Glass
Spoon

Instructions
Combine ingredients in a
glass with eggnog just out
of the refrigerator. Enjoy.

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J.P. Wiser's Prescott Caesar Whisky Cocktail

J.P. WISER'S PRESCOTT CAESAR

A twist on a classic Caesar, with the addition of pineapple juice and J.P. Wiser’s – with a callout to our whisky’s birthplace.

Ingredients
1.5 oz. J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe
5 oz. Clamato Juice
0.25 oz. Lemon Juice
1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
7 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
Celery Salt
Dried Basil
Beef Jerky Garnish
Ice Cubes

What you need
Mason Jar
Spoon

Instructions
Rim glass with celery salt and dried basil.
Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice, stir and serve with beef jerky garnish.

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Vodka Cocktails

This winter, the best way to liven up your holiday cocktails is with a splash of Polar Ice Vodka. We’ve pulled together a few ideas for a fun twist on the classics, like adding some cider to your next mule or some cranberry juice to your next spritzer.

Northern Eggnog Vodka Cocktail

NORTHERN EGGNOG

Ingredients
1 oz. Polar Ice Vodka Arctic Extreme
1 oz. McGuinness Creme de Cacao White
3 oz. Eggnog
Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Stick

What You Need
Cocktail Shaker
Rocks or Coupe Glass

Instructions
Shake all ingredients in a shaker until frothy.
Pour in to glass and garnish with nutmeg, cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick.

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Holiday Mule Vodka Cocktail

HOLIDAY MULE

Ingredients
Ice Cubes
1½ oz Polar Ice Vodka
1⅓ oz Cider
1⅓ oz Ginger Beer
⅓ oz Lemon Juice
1 Slice Apple and Cinnamon Cane

What You Need
Highball Glass or Copper Mug

Instructions
Fill a glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with apple and cinnamon cane.

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Polar Ice Mistletoe Vodka Cocktail

POLAR ICE MISTLETOE

Ingredients
Ice Cubes
1½ oz Polar Ice Vodka
3 oz Cranberry Juice
⅓ oz Lime Juice
Lemon-lime Soda
1 Sprig Mint Leaf
1 Sprig Red Currant

What You Need
Highball Glass

Instructions
Fill glass with ice cubes.
Add Polar Ice Vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice.
Top up with lemon-lime soda.
Garnish with mint leaf and red currant.

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Liqueur Cocktails

Make use of all the McGuinness liqueurs on your bar cart this holiday season with our selection of cocktail recipes. Add a festive splash of peppermint to your next drink or create a creamy chocolate cocktail to cozy up in front of the fire with. 

Jack Frost McGuinness Liqueur Cocktail

JACK FROST

Ingredients
1 oz. McGuinness Blue Curacao
1.5 oz. Lamb's Classic White Rum or for an extra coconut-y taste, use Malibu Rum
1 oz. Cream of Coconut
Shredded Coconut

What you need
Cocktail or Martini Glass

Instructions
Rim the glass with coconut cream and shredded coconut. Blend all ingredients with ice until smooth and pour into prepared glass.

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Peppermint Stick McGuinness Liqueur Cocktail

PEPPERMINT STICK

A rich, creamy cocktail that tastes perfect during the holidays, and all winter long.

Ingredients
1.5 oz. McGuinness Creme de Cacao White
1.5 oz. McGuinness Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz. Light Cream
Cocoa (optional)

What you need
Cocktail or Martini Glass
Cocktail Shaker

Instructions
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain
into a glass and serve. Top with a dash of cocoa, if desired. 

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Glacier Mint McGuinness Liqueur Cocktail

GLACIER MINT

Ingredients
1.5 oz. McGuinness Creme de Menthe White
2.5 oz. Polar Ice Vodka
Dash of Lime Juice
Lime Wedge  

What you need
Spoon
Sugar-rimmed Glass 

Instructions
Stir in a sugar-rimmed glass.
Garnish with lime wedge. 

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