Season's Greetings! Enjoy the holiday drink recipes below, handcrafted by your friends at M,
or download the Mixology book here.

Winter Warmer

Just add your favorite holiday movie for a cozy night.

Recipe by John McGeehan,


  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tbsp allspice berries
  • cheesecloth or big mesh tea ball
  • ½ cup brandy (optional)


Add wine, brandy, sugar and orange slices to a medium-sized saucepan. Blend spices with a food processor or mortar and pestle, then place into a cheesecloth or tea ball. Tie up cheesecloth. Add spices to saucepan. Heat on low until hot but not boiling. Pour and serve garnished with cinnamon stick.

Eight Daze

This drink is the chosen one – Challah!

Recipe by Steve Linchuk,
Associate Creative Director


  • 1 oz B&B
  • 1 oz Manischewitz®
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • fresh mint
  • splash of tonic


Muddle mint. Combine B&B, Manischewitz and lemon in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and a splash of tonic.

Solstice Sipper

This winter, raise your glass and toast to brighter days ahead.

Recipe by Ryan Starr,
Professor, Defense Against the Dark Arts


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1 oz ginger beer
  • lemon wedge, cinnamon stick & star anise for garnish


Combine vodka, apple cider and ginger beer in a glass with ice. Add a squeeze of lemon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

M Hatten

Elevate this classic cocktail in a snap.

Recipe by Tim Koen,
Production Artist


  • 1 oz SNAP®
  • 2½ oz rye whiskey
  • 1 dash Angostura® bitters
  • 1 amarena cherry
  • 1 orange twist


Gently blend SNAP, rye whiskey and bitters with 2-3 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Stir gently – don’t shake. Place cherry in a chilled martini glass and strain spirits over top. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over rim and twist over drink.

Red Ryder

Ready, aim, pour. Just don’t shoot your eye out.

Recipe by Kelly Glah,
Account Manager


  • 1½ oz Bulleit® bourbon
  • 1½ oz cranberry juice
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • ½ oz grenadine syrup
  • 1 tsp simple syrup


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Serve over ice in a highball glass, garnished with cranberries.

Magical Minty Meltdown

A decadent way to warm up your little snow angels.

Recipe by Matthew Roosa,
Lead Interactive Developer


  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 drops peppermint oil
  • whipped cream, candy cane & marshmallow for garnish


Combine cream, milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. When it begins to steam, add chocolate and stir, until melted. Add peppermint oil. Divide hot chocolate amongst four mugs and top with garnish of your choice!

Eggcellent Holidays

Extra protein to power through wrapping all those gifts.

Recipe by Adam Louie,
UX Design Strategist


  • 1 oz bourbon
  • ½ oz SNAP®
  • 1 whole egg*
  • 2 oz maple syrup
  • ground cinnamon for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Add ice and shake until the shaker gets frosty. Strain into a fancy glass. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

* Wash the egg with soap and water before using.

Whipped Russian

Measurements are for wimps. In Mother Russia, we just pour.

Recipe by Suzy Grimberg,


  • Kahlúa®
  • whipped cream vodka
  • heavy cream
  • whipped cream and cocoa powder for garnish


Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. Add Kahlúa and whipped cream vodka. Pour heavy cream over the back of a spoon to create a lovely layer. Top with whipped cream and cocoa powder.

Bloody Merry

The hair of the dog never tasted so good.

Recipe by Aly Paveletz,
Senior Account Manager


  • 12 oz V8® or tomato juice
  • 1½ tbsp pepperoncini juice
  • 1 tsp Frank’s RedHot®
  • 2 shots Absolut Peppar®
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Mike’s Hot Honey ®
  • St. Lucifer® Spice #11
  • Celery, pepperoncini peppers & stuffed jalapeño olives for garnish


Combine first nine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour into a tall glass. For an extra kick, rim the glass with Mike’s Hot Honey and St. Lucifer spice before pouring. Garnish as desired.

*In lieu of St. Lucifer Spice #11, you can use a mixture of salt, pepper, Old Bay® and Cajun seasonings.

Join us as we raise a glass to the talented DOM SAVINI for bringing our creations to life!

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