Just dreaming of a white Christmas over here. Funny story: last year it snowed in Seattle on Christmas Eve so it actually WAS a white Christmas, first one since I moved here. However, I was out of town, as was my husband. We both missed it 🤣. Ergo, I was inspired to have a white Christmas wherever I go. Introducing the white Christmas coconut whiskey cocktail!
I’m SUPER excited about this recipe. Mostly because it’s so festive, its not red, and it has nothing to do with cranberries (I have a fair few of those already).
When I was doing some research for white Christmas themed drinks, I found most of them used half and half or heavy cream. As much as I love a good White Russian, I was looking for something a little more forgiving to the waist line. There are so many things delectable treats to enjoy this time of year I wanted to have a beverage without worrying about the additional calories.
Coconut milk to the rescue!!! This white Christmas coconut whiskey cocktail is dairy free and low on the calories thanks to that one fabulous ingredient. Coconut milk is a lot better for you and adds a wonderful tropical flavor, like a little bit of summer sunshine, to Christmas Day.
Of course, I used my fave, whiskey, as the base for this beverage but you can substitute rum or vodka as well depending on your personal taste. For more flavors, I added a little fresh orange juice and some Cointreau as a sweet liqueur (you can substitute this as well! Grand mariner, triple sec, do your thing).
To finish off your white Christmas coconut whiskey cocktail, give it a splash of Prosecco for some bubbles! Or keep it simple with some sparkling water or club soda. Top with fresh mint and a few festive pomegranate seeds to enjoy a White Christmas every year 👍.Print
- ½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened (I used the canned kind)
- 1 ounce Cointreau or orange liqueur
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 ½ ounces bourbon whiskey (I used Bulleit Bourbon)
- 6 sprigs fresh mint
- Prosecco (or sparkling water), to finish
- Pomegranate seeds and fresh mint to garnish
- Muddle mint, whiskey, Cointreau, and orange juice together in a cocktail shaker (I smooshed mine up with a bar spoon). Shake mixture and pour into glasses over ice.
- Pour in coconut milk and top with a splash of Prosecco or sparkling water.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint.
To make a large batch of this cocktail for your Christmas table, muddle the mint with a little bit of the whiskey and then mix everything together in a pitcher! For a table of 4 double the recipe, for table of 6 triple the recipe, etc.