There is nothing better than a pour of your favorite whiskey neat or on a nice big cube of ice.  Around the holiday’s many folks like to drink a variety of cocktails whether it be the old-fashioned, whiskey sour, manhattan, or something else.  I always like to find cool holiday cocktail recipes to share with family and friends. I spend a lot of time, probably too much time, researching on YouTube, Google, TikTok, and even magazines.  In a world where we consume most of our time scouring digital platforms, magazines can also be a great source for recipes.  In this post, I will share some of my favorites along with links to the source of the recipe.  

I want to also make the disclaimer that some of the video recipes are lengthy, but I think they provide a lot of great insights.  Not all bourbons or spirits shown in the videos will be available depending on where you are located.  If you cannot locate a particular bottle mentioned in the recipe you can always switch it out for something you can easily get.

Bourbon Milk Punch

The first recipe comes from Jim Beam and is delicious, to say the least.  This recipe is available on many other sites if you want to look for different options.  Some recipes use Jim Beam, Four Roses bourbon and others recommend using Basil Hayden.  Bourbon Milk Punch is a recipe that not only looks like Eggnog, and also has a similar taste.  You can make this one pretty quickly for a couple of people or for larger gatherings.  


  • 3 parts Whole Milk
  • 2 parts Half and Half
  • 1.5 parts Jim Beam® Bourbon 
  • 1 part sifted Sugar, Powdered
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fresh Grated Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Stick

How to Make:

In a pitcher, whisk together milk, half-and-half, bourbon, sugar and vanilla. Freeze until slushy and ready to serve. Stir before serving it in a chilled glass, finished with a few gratings of fresh nutmeg. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

For the full recipe visit


The White Christmas

@Shipnut on TikTok has some amazing cocktail recipes.  This one is holiday inspired with a tiki bar theme.  Check this one out if you’re planning to visit the beach or just want to dream of a warmer climate.  The White Christmas


Festive Whiskey Cran

@Join_jules brings us a cranberry inspired holiday cocktail.  This is a fantastic cocktail if you like cranberry.  Festive Whiskey Cran



Buffalo Trace has a fantastic recipe (skip to 5:30 of the video) for those nights you spend by the fire.  This is definitely one of my favorites. While Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream can be hard to find, it’s not impossible. 


  • 2oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 1 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream
  • 1 oz Freddie’s Root Beer
  • .5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz Whipped Cream
  • Nutmeg, grated
  • Cinnamon Stick


Blend together Bourbon Cream and Freddie’s Root Beer into a measuring cup. Pour Bourbon Cream and Root Beer blend into a kettle and heat on the stove. Once heated, add Bourbon Cream and Root Beer blend to a coffee mug. Add Buffalo Trace and simple syrup. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

These are just a few of my favorites.  We would love to hear from you and what your favorite holiday whiskey recipes are.  If you have any variations of the above recipes please share those with us as well!

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