5 Vodka Cocktails to Spread Holiday Cheer

By December 18, 2018 No Comments

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with specialty cocktails that support a good cause! Bring Salute American Vodka to your next holiday party- $1 from every bottle sold funds a veterans’ charity in hope of giving them a better life, help them pursue career success and support the American dream. Here are 5 of our favorite cocktail recipes for holiday entertaining that your guests will love.


Spiked Gingerbread White Russian:

  • 4 oz. eggnog
  • 4 oz. Salute American Vodka
  • 4 oz. Kahlua
  • 3 tsp. molasses
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Whipped cream (optional)

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Salute American Vodka, Kahlua, molasses and cinnamon. Shake to combine and pour into two glasses. Then top with eggnog, stir to mix and finally add an optional light topping of whipped cream. Enjoy!


Candy Cane Martini:

  • 4 small candy canes
  • 3 oz. Salute American Vodka
  • 3 oz. Baileys Irish Cream

Crush two small candy canes and add to a sealable jar. Add Salute American Vodka and tighten lid until airtight and let sit for one day. Once ready, pour Baileys and Salute American Vodka into a martini shaker filled with ice. Pour into two martini glasses and garnish with candy cane. Enjoy!


Salute Salted Caramel Martini:

  • 1 oz. Salute American Vodka
  • 1 oz. Irish cream liqueur
  • ½ oz. salted caramel syrup
  • 2 oz. creamer or milk
  • 1 tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
  • Pinch of sea salt

Place glass upside down on small plate and 1 tbsp. of caramel syrup along rim. Sprinkle rim with sea salt and graham cracker crumbs. In a shaker filled with ice, combine remaining caramel syrup, vodka Irish cream and milk.

American Hot Cocoa:

  • 1 oz. Salute American Vodka
  • 3 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp. crushed candy cane

Mix sugar and cocoa powder in a large mug. Heat milk in a small saucepan until hot, and stir in vanilla extract and vodka until combined. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.


Salute Hot Toddy:

  • 1 oz. Salute American Vodka
  • 5 oz. hot water
  • 5 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 5 oz. honey
  • dash of sugar
  • cinnamon stick

Add honey to a mug of hot water to melt. Then add lemon juice, sugar and Salute American Vodka. Stir with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!