Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Actress Eva Longoria shares her recipes for a White Christmas Margarita and signature espresso Martini—plus we share more drink recipes to mix up holiday spirits this season
Eva Longoria raises a glass with her White Christmas Margarita

Photo: @evalongoria

There’s no doubt we’ll have a white Christmas here, and if you would like to give your holidays a taste of a warmer clime, mixing in a little coconut flavor can always transport you. Actress Eva Longoria is getting into the spirit and shaking up her favorite holiday cocktail recipe, complete with that coconut slant—the White Christmas Margarita—made with her luxury sipping tequila brand, Casa Del Sol. As Longoria says in her Instagram video while preparing the cocktail, “If it has the word ‘margarita’ in it, sign me up.” (Link to it here.)

Check out the recipe below, and read on for her espresso Martini made with the reposado version of her tequila, as well as more holiday cocktails featuring vodka and whiskey. Cheers!

Eva Longoria whips up White Christmas Margaritas

Photo: @evalongoria

Casa Del Sol Tequila White Christmas Margarita

Makes 6 Servings

12 ounces Casa Del Sol Blanco
1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons cream of coconut
8 ounces triple sec
¼ cup lime juice

Garnish the rim of your glasses with sugar, if desired. Add all ingredients to a blender over ice. Blend until smooth and pour into serving glasses.

EspresSOL Martini

Photo: Casa Del Sol Tequila

EspresSOL Martini

Makes 1

Shake it up with Eva Longoria’s signature espresso Martini made with Casa Del Sol Reposado Tequila, rather than vodka.

2 ounces Casa Del Sol Reposado
1 ounce premium espresso
1 ounce coffee liqueur
¼ ounce agave nectar
A splash of coconut cream (optional)
Espresso beans, for garnish

Build in shaker over ice and shake well for 10 seconds. Strain into a martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a float of espresso beans.

Gingerbread Martini

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Thirsty for More?

Check out these ideas featuring vodka and whiskey.

American Harvest Vodka’s American Gingerbread Martini

Makes 1

1½ ounces American Harvest Organic Vodka
1½ ounces Irish Cream
2 tablespoons Gingerbread Syrup
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ounce half-and-half
Whipped cream, to top
Gingerbread cookie, for garnish

Rim a cocktail glass with crushed gingerbread cookie. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the prepared glass. Top with whipped cream and a gingerbread cookie.

Cheesecake Factory’s Bourbon and Honey Cocktail

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Cheesecake Factory’s Bourbon and Honey

Makes 1

2¾ ounces Basil Hayden Bourbon (Preferred; If using a higher proof bourbon use 2½ ounces)
1 ounce Honey Water
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Thyme sprig, for garnish

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a thyme sprig.

Beach Whiskey’s Hot Coco-Cocoa

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Beach Whiskey’s Hot Coco-Cocoa

Makes 1

1½ ounces Beach Whiskey Island Coconut
5 ounces hot chocolate
Whipped cream, to top
Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Combine whiskey and hot chocolate in a mug and stir. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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Mary Subialka is the editor of Real Food and Drinks magazines, covering the flavorful world of food, wine, and spirits. She rarely meets a chicken she doesn’t like, and hopes that her son, who used to eat beets and Indian food as a preschooler, will one day again think of real food as more than something you need to eat before dessert and be inspired by his younger brother, who is now into trying new foods.