8 Beautiful & Simple Holiday Cocktails

by James Stevenson

Interesting fact: The word cocktail originated from the 17th century and referred to a racehorse with a docked tail, meaning it wasn’t a thoroughbred. In the 19th century, the Americans adopted the word cocktail, referring to people with an impure spirit.

Today in the 21st century, the word cocktail brings happier thoughts to friends and family, gathering for festivities and celebrations.

Maybe you’re a lone ranger that enjoys a Martini while placing your bets on your favorite Gunsbet Casino game. Jacek Michalski is an expert in mixing his Margarita while placing his bets on Poland’s best online casinos and is willing to share his findings with you.

Making your Cocktails from Simple Ingredients

Cocktails conjure up images of coconut trees and long white beaches with beautiful people sipping on beautiful, and exotic drinks.

Although it’s become an art form and many people make a living from pouring the most jaw-dropping drinks, you’ll be surprised how easy and quick it is to make the best holiday cocktails.

Interesting fact: The first time the word ‘wodka’ was found in Polish script was back in 1405 in the court documents from the Palatinate of Sandomierz. But, it’s believed to trace back as far as the 8th century in Poland.

Polish Martini

Martini glass

Apple slice for garnish

  • ¾ shot Ketel One Vodka
  • ¾ shot Bison grass vodka
  • ¾ shot Polish honey liqueur
  • ¾ shot Pressed apple juice

Instructions: Mix and shake all the ingredients together with ice, then strain it slowly into the chilled martini glass.

The Polish Professor

This simple cocktail mix is fast and fun for casual get-togethers.

Old fashioned glass

  • 1 shot Vodka
  • 4 shots Pineapple juice
  • 1 shot Lemonade

Instructions: Fill glass with ice cubes and pour all ingredients over the ice. Stir well and enjoy it!

The Polish Mule

This elegant long drink is a favorite for the ladies.

Highball glass

  • 1 ½ shot Vodka
  • ½ Fresh lime wedge
  • ¼ shot Elderflower syrup
  • ½ shot bitters
  • Ginger beer

Instructions: Shake all the ingredients together except the lime and ginger beer. Pour it over ice cubes. Top the glass up with ginger beer and garnish with the lime wedge.

Szarlotka Cocktail

It’s enjoyed at every meal, and as often as possible. You don’t need a special occasion to drink this Polish favorite.

  • 1 shot Bison grass vodka (Zubrowka)
  • 2 shots Apple juice
  • A small dash of ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)

Instructions: Shake all the liquids together and strain it over the ice cubes. Add a dash of ground cinnamon over the top and garnish with the cinnamon stick.

The Warsaw Cocktail

It’s a beautiful and bright cocktail served in a Martini glass.

Martini glass

Lemon peel

  • 1 ½ shots Vodka
  • ½ shot Blackberry brandy
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

Instructions: Shake all the ingredients together with the ice cubes. Pour over into your cocktail glass and garnish with the lemon peel.

Interesting fact: In the 12th century, ‘ wodka’ was a homemade brew throughout Poland that resembled more of a bread wine with much lower alcohol content.

Christmas Margarita

You can serve this drink as a starter to a wonderful family Christmas day.

Martini glass

  • 60ml Tequila
  • 30ml Krupnik
  • 30ml Orange juice
  • 15ml Honey
  • Fine salt mixed with ground cinnamon.

Instructions: Prepare your glass by wetting the rim and pressing it into the salt and cinnamon mix. Shake all the liquids together and pour into your chilled glass. You can garnish it with a slice of orange on top sprinkled with cinnamon.

Pompanski Cocktail

  • 1 shot Vodka
  • ½ shot Vermouth
  • 1tsp Triple Sec
  • 1 shot Grapefruit juice

Instructions: Shake all together with broken ice and pour into chilled glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Scanex Cocktail

On a warm summer’s day, your friends will love this special drink. We saved the best for last!

  • 2 shots Wyborowa vodka
  • 2 shots Cranberry liquor
  • 2 shots Lemon juice
  • 1 shot Grenadine syrup
  • 1 shot Sugar

Instructions: Shake all the ingredients together with crushed ice and pour into a tall glass.

From this collection of classic Polish cocktails, you’ll impress your friends and make countless happy memories as you enjoy the taste of Polish hospitality!

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