12 Hanukkah Cocktails That Are Blue, Silver, And All Kinds Of Delicious

Welcome to the best time of the year, folks. Since Hanukkah has officially begun and we’re all in the mood to celebrate, let’s take a break between menorah lighting and gift giving and sip on some holiday cocktails, eh? Not that this glorious seven-day event isn’t fun sober. I mean, the latkes alone are enough to make us squeal with glee. Even those who don’t celebrate Hanukkah can certainly get behind any annual holiday where fried potato pancakes are an edible staple. But in this time of faith and prayer, let’s get real and admit that themed cocktails are awesome, fun to look at, and even more fun to consume.

The following cocktails are blue and silver, to honor the classic Hanukkah colors. OK, fine. The colors are more blueish and silverish, but there’s alcohol in them so let’s all calm down and drink up. Sound good? They are also evenly balanced between shaken, stirred, and blended recipes to meet everyone’s personal adult beverage taste. Garnishes are optional, and if you want to add a sparkly finish to any of them, just add sugar or chunky sea salt around the rim of the glass to look more like a wintry treat. Happy Hanukkah and cheers to all!

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Roasted Blueberry Basil Margaritas

Blueberry. Basil. Margaritas. Separately, these words can sell anything, but together? Yes. Give me all the roasted blueberry basil margaritas that you have. Thank you kindly, How Sweet It Is.

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Silver Fizz

This old-timey drink from The Kitchn features egg whites, which might seem weird if you’ve never had a cocktail with egg whites. But mixed and shaken correctly, they can add a foamy top much like a milk shake. Yum!

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Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

A recipe you can revisit come New Year’s Eve! This bubbly treat shared by Joylicious at Food52 is everything we could ask for from a holiday cocktail. Cheers!

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Frozen Gin & Tonic

Blended is always best, because even the strongest booze is less intense when it’s swirled into alcoholic ice crystals. And The Kitchn makes this simple drink recipe even simpler and more delicious.

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Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

Lavender is typically a summer herb, but the powerful flavor tastes amazing all year, so why not? Plus, while you watch the snow fall down in buckets outside your window, you can sip on this fresh taste explosion from The Kitchn and daydream about the good ol’ days when the sun shone bright.

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Pear and Elderflower Collins

The perfect drink for a holiday soiree, this recipe from A Spicy Perspective features seasonal flavors that combine beautifully in a concoction that any employee of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce would totally dig.

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Coconut Vanilla Bellini

By the time you read this, I will already have sucked down three of these, because they are that good. Go ahead and make yourself one right now. I will wait…

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Aviation Cocktail

This retro beverage from Jelly Toast is just as tasty as it is nice to look at. The soft blue color from the creme de violette takes an otherwise basic gin drink and dresses it up all pretty.

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The Brooklyn Beauty

If you really want to feel like a grownup, just hold this Crepes of Wrath cocktail. And if you want to feel like you can conquer the world, take a sip. Also, the bubbles are a good time.

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Blueberry Cheesecake Martini

Oh, you forgot to bring a dessert to the party? No worries, because you have a delectable dessert right here in a glass.

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Rosemary + Meyer Lemon Vodka Fizz

If you’ve ever been in the bathtub relaxing in the intoxicating aromas of bubble bath and thought, this smells so good I could drink it, well, I’m glad you didn’t. But I totally get it and have been there so I feel you. This cocktail from A Better Happier St. Sebastian is the smell of a yummy bath, with liquids that you can legally consume and enjoy. And enjoy you will indeed.

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Blueberry Bourbon Cooler with Fresh Mint

The warmth of the whiskey is the ideal mate for this chilly weather. And it also pairs well with the fresh mint and blueberry mixer in this cocktail from Climbing Grier Mountain.

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