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Cocktail: Cotton Headed Ninny-Muggins | Photography by Jessie Unruh, Breckenridge Distillery

7 Christmas Cocktails from Breckenridge Distillery

Season cheer is in the air…and in your cocktail. Billie Keithley is bringing on the holiday spirit with 7 hand-crafted cocktails from the Breckenridge Distillery.

Cotton Headed Ninny-Muggins

  • 1-1/2 oz Breckenridge Bourbon (Buy Now)
  • 3/4 oz maple syrup
  • Top with ginger beer

Incorporate ingredients with crushed ice. Garnish: cotton candy, candy canes and candy corn.

Mr. Grinch

  • 1 1/2 oz .Breckenridge Gin (Buy Now)
  • 1 oz. wintergreen tea syrup*
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Top with Fever Tree Tonic Water
  • 1/4 tsp. green pearl dust

Shake top 3 ingredients with ice. Strain over ice. Add tonic and dust and stir to incorporate. Garnish: mint bouquet.

*Wintergreen tea simple syrup: over medium heat add 1 cup of brewed mint green tea and 1 cup sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool and refrigerate.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Breckenridge Rum Cask Finish (Buy Now)
  • 3 oz. chai
  • 2 oz. vanilla almond milk
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers Toasted Nut Bitters

Shake first 3 ingredients with ice. Strain and serve with crushed ice. Add bitters. Garnish: cracked nuts.

Merry Flipmas

  • 1 1/2 oz. Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey (Buy Now)
  • 1/2 oz. nut liqueur
  • 1 oz. creme of coconut
  • 1 oz. toasted almond milk
  • 1 egg

Shake all ingredients with ice well. Strain over ice. Garnish: grated nutmeg and cardamom sugar

Silver and Gold

  • 1 1/2 oz. Breckenridge Vodka (Buy Now)
  • 5 oz. white cranberry juice
  • Splash of Prosecco
  • 1/4 tsp. silver pearl dust

Stir all ingredients with ice. Garnish: red edible flower.

Blitzen Grog

  • 2 oz. Breckenridge Spiced Rum (Buy Now)
  • 1 oz. blackberry syrup
  • Eggnog

Shake Breckenridge spiced rum and nog with ice. Layer over 1 oz. blackberry syrup. Garnish: blackberries and freshly grated nutmeg.

Blood Orange Bliss

  • 1 1/2 oz. Breckenridge Vodka (Buy Now)
  • 1 oz. blood orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 dash cranberry bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain and serve over crushed ice. Garnish: blood orange slice and mint

Get into the holiday “spirit” with more festive cocktails from the Breckenridge Distillery. Visiting Breckenridge? Learn more about Breckenridge Distillery’s experiences including guided tours, high-end flights, dinner at the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant and more. Voted as one of 2021’s top visitor attractions of the year at the World Whisky Awards by Whisky Magazine.

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