The holiday season is just around the corner, there is usually a bunch of holiday parties. If you are hosting friends and family, what better way to toast the holidays than with festive holiday drinks? So, here are lists of holiday gifts for drinks and recipes and expert tips for cocktails made with CÎROC, Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky, and Grand Old Parr.

Why not brighten your festive mood with those holiday drinks and gifts below?  Scroll down to see the delightful drinks for holiday.

 For the Fancy One

CÎROC French 75

Makes One Serving


  • 1.5 oz CÎROC VS French Brandy
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • Champagne

Glassware: Flute glass

Garnish: Lemon twist

Preparation: Add 1.5 oz CÎROC VS French Brandy, 0.5 oz lemon juice and 0.5 oz simple syrup in a shaker. Add ice and shake well until everything is chilled. Strain into a flute glass and garnish with lemon twist. Top with champagne. 

Purchase Link: HERE

For the Intellectual One

Classic Negroni

Makes one serving


  • 1 oz Buchanan’s 18-Year-Old Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky
  • .5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • .5 oz Italian Apéritif

Glassware: Rocks Glass

Garnish: Fresh Orange Peel

Preparation: Combine Buchanan’s 18-Year-Old Special Reserve Whisky, sweet vermouth, and Italian aperitif into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.

Strain contents into a Rocks glass over one large, square ice cube.

Garnish with fresh orange peel.

For The Timeless One

Old Parr Aged 18 Years Neat or On The Rocks 


  • 2 oz Old Parr Aged 18 Years
  • Ice (Optional)

Glassware: Rocks Glass

Preparation: Pour Old Parr Aged 18 Year into rocks glass (over ice, optional).

Purchase Link: HERE *Only available in FL, MA, NJ, NY, TX, and DE

For the Winter Lover

holiday cocktails

CÎROC Frost Martini 


  • 1.5 oz CÎROC Vodka
  • .75 oz Blanc vermouth
  • .75 oz Dry vermouth
  • Lemon twist
  • Frozen grape

Glassware: Coupe Glass 

Garnish: Lemon twist

Preparation: Add CÎROC Vodka, Blanc vermouth, and Dry vermouth into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a coupe and garnish.

Purchase Link: HERE

For the Sweet Tooth

holiday cocktails

Pecan Vanilla Dessert

Makes 12 Servings


  • For Pecan Spiced Whisky:
    • 1 cup toasted pecans
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups Buchanan’s Special Reserve 18 YO Scotch Whisky
    • Infuse for 2 days for optimal flavor
  • For brown sugar simple syrup
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup water
  • For toasted pecans
    • 1 cup pecans
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter
    • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • For cinnamon cold foam
    • ½ cup half & half
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 oz pecan-spiced whisky
  • 1 oz Irish cream liqueur 
  • 3 oz milk
  • ½ oz brown sugar simple syrup
  • Cinnamon cold foam
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • Glassware: Rocks Glass
  • Garnish: Cinnamon


Toasted Pecans: 

1. In a bowl, add pecans, butter and sea salt. Mix together to coat evenly. 

2. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread pecans to a single layer. 

3. Bake at 350F for 7-10 minutes, until toasted. 

Brown sugar simple syrup: 

1. Combine water and brown sugar into a saucepan and boil. 

2. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 15 minutes. 

Spiced-Pecan Whisky: 

1. Place toasted pecans and vanilla bean in a jar with a lid. 

2. Pour Buchanan’s Whisky over pecans. Place on the lid and swirl gently to mix. 

3. Close with lid and swirly gently to combine. 

4. At room temperature, allow Buchanan’s to infuse for at least two days. For stronger flavor, infuse longer. 

Cinnamon cold foam: 

Add half & half, cinnamon and brown sugar to a bowl. Mix together and froth with a hand mixer. 

Final cocktail:

1. In a rocks glass, add whisky, Irish cream, milk, simply syrup and stir.

2.Top with cinnamon cold foam.

Purchase Link: HERE

For The Cacao Lover

holiday cocktails

CÎROC Very Special Creme de la Creme


  • 1.5 oz CÎROC VS French Brandy
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 oz heavy cream

Glassware: coupe glass

Garnish: grated nutmeg

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake well. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

For the Sweet and Sour Lover

holiday cocktails

CÎROC Holiday Appletini


  • 1.5 oz CÎROC Apple
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup

Glassware: Coupe Glass

Garnish: Apple Slices

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with apple slices. 

Purchase Link: HERE

For Whisky Lovers

Old Parr Aged 18 Years

Product Description: The smoothest whisky from the Old Parr House is a perfectly crafted blend made of the finest Scotch whiskies in the heart of Scotland, creating an extraordinary taste experience bursting with complex and robust flavors.

SRP: $69.99 

Link to Purchase: Old Parr 

Buchanan’s Red Seal

Product Description: The original recipe that was supplied to the British Royal Family over 100 years ago, is recognized as an icon of excellence among scotch connoisseurs, achieving its signature richness of sweet flavors like vanilla, toffee, and caramel aged for a minimum of 21 years in barrels.

SRP: $199

Link to Purchase: Drizly

For Vodka Lovers

CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka

Product Description: Unlike most vodkas, CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka is gluten-free and five times distilled from fine French grapes; a process inspired by over a century of wine-making expertise and craftsmanship. Mix it up in a rich, delicious, tasting cocktail or sip with soda. Perfect for all of your holiday entertaining as it’s the spirit that’s at the center of all celebrations.


Link to Purchase: Drizly & Reserve Bar

CÎROC VS Profile

CÎROC VS Brandy is a very special spirit crafted from fine grapes grown in the South of France, an area known for time-honored quality and craftsmanship. The result is this modern expression of a classic French Brandy with a Smoot and fruity taste with lingering caramel and vanilla finish.

SRP: $35.99

Link to PurchaseDrizly or Reserve Bar.

Featured images via CÎROC, Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky, and Grand Old Parr.

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