8 creative holiday cocktail recipes

Holiday cocktail ideas from talented Canadian bartenders

A big Christmas dinner doesn't have to just be about the turkey, all of its glorious side dishes and dessert. Start things off right at your dinner by serving your guests an interesting cocktail that they'll remember.

From a few unique, but approachable spins on a classic eggnog to a whisky-spiked Caesar, here are 7 recipes from different Canadian bartenders that are sure to impress.

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After the Harvest cocktail

A modern and boozy take on the classic apple cider

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Canoe's Holiday Storm cocktail

A festive version of the dark and stormy

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The Cascade Room's Candy Cane Fizz

A candy cane cocktail for Christmas Eve

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L’Abattoir Slaughternog cocktail

A citrusy twist on the traditional eggnog

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The Moneypenny cocktail

A take on eggnog your pals won't forget

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NOtaBLE's Cabane à Sucre cocktail

A warming cocktail with bourbon and maple syrup

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Wildebeest's Cashew on the Flip-side

Flips are the new nog cocktails

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The Wintertime Caesar

A Caesar to sip on Christmas Day