Stir up these seasonal beverages inspired by mistletoe and poinsettia plants

By People Staff
Updated December 19, 2012 09:00 AM
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Courtesy Lexington Social House

Take a cue from your Christmas display when you stir up cocktails this year. And we’re not talking about the plastic Santa in your front yard.

The Ryan Gosling-ready mistletoe and poinsettias decking your halls translate into some festive drink-spiration. Try these holiday cocktail recipes – but hold the plants, of course.

Under the Mistletoe

Courtesy of Hollywood restaurant Lexington Social House

  • 1 oz. rum
  • ½ oz. apricot liqueur
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Dash of bitters
  • Mix ingredients, and serve in a collins cocktail glass on ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Poinsettia Punch

Created by Frank Cisneros of New York City’s Gin Palace

  • 2 oz. dry gin (recipe recommends Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin)
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. cinnamon syrup
  • ½ oz. grenadine
  • 1 tsp. allspice liqueur (recipe recommends St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram)
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters (recipe recommends Angostura Bitters)
  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake over fresh ice. Strain into a double rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a cloved lemon wheel.