With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your holiday celebrations. And what better way to spread the festive spirit than with some delicious Cuban-inspired Christmas cocktails? Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or having a small intimate gathering with friends and family, these Christmas cocktails are sure to add some Latin flair to your party.
No Cuban party is complete without a classic mojito. This refreshing cocktail is the perfect blend of rum, lime, sugar, and mint. It’s not only easy to make, but it’s also a crowd-pleaser. To make a traditional mojito, start by muddling mint leaves and sugar in a glass. Then add ice, rum, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Top it off with club soda and give it a quick stir. For an extra festive touch, add some cranberries or pomegranate seeds as garnish.
If you’re looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail, the Cuba Libre is the way to go. This cocktail combines the flavors of Cuba’s famous rum with the sweetness of cola and a squeeze of lime. Simply fill a glass with ice, add a shot of rum, and top it off with your favorite brand of cola. Finish it off with a squeeze of lime and a stir. You can also add a cinnamon stick for a Christmas twist.
Another popular Cuban cocktail, the daiquiri is a sweet and fruity drink that is perfect for the holiday season. To make a traditional daiquiri, blend rum, lime juice, and sugar syrup until smooth. Serve it in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of lime or a strawberry. For a festive touch, add a small candy cane or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
For a unique and flavorful cocktail, try the Canchánchara. This traditional Cuban drink is made with rum, lime juice, and honey, and is often served in clay cups for an authentic experience. To make it, simply mix rum, lime juice, and honey in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain it into a glass. For a Christmas twist, substitute honey with maple syrup or add a dash of cinnamon.
Put a Cuban spin on the classic tequila sunrise with this Havana Sunrise cocktail. Start by mixing rum, pineapple juice, and orange juice in a shaker with ice. Strain it into a glass and top it off with a splash of grenadine. For a festive touch, garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of rosemary.
Every Christmas party needs eggnog, and the version from our Caribbean neighbors in Puerto Rico is just as delicious. This creamy and rich cocktail is made with rum, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s the perfect holiday treat to sip on while enjoying some Christmas music with loved ones. You can even add some dark chocolate shavings on top for a decadent touch.
These Cuban-inspired Christmas cocktails are not only perfect for your holiday party, but they are also easy to make and can be enjoyed by both rum drinkers and non-rum drinkers alike. So why not mix things up this holiday season and try one (or all) of these delicious drinks? Cheers to a merry and Cuban-inspired Christmas party from all of us at BarbaCuban! And don’t forget, there’s still time to grab your favorite BarbaCuban sauces and merchandise as gifts for your loved ones.