Saturday, December 12, 2015

Get in the Holiday "Spirit" with Festive Hornitos #Cocktail #Recipes‏ #PartyGames

The holiday season has finally arrived and with this festive time of the year comes the opportunity to get together with friends and family. Family gatherings are usually filled with traditional fun, food and gifts, along with time spent bonding with those we care about the most, but what about those holiday parties that are designated as "adult-only" and those just for a group of friends? We have a few awesome ideas below to not only get your party started but also to keep it going.

No matter how many people are in attendance or what the age group consists of, these holiday party games are guaranteed to bring lots of holiday cheer to your guests. From ice breakers, guessing games to a bit of trivia, these games require almost no preparation and will set the tone for a party your guests won't soon forget! 

Need an ice breaker for guests that may not know each other well? Try this printable Christmas Who's Who' Game. This game can also be used for those gatherings with all age groups, maybe with a few question changes or using the same questions. How well do you know your favorite holiday movies? Everyone considers themselves an expert in this area, right? Use this fun printable to find out how much you really pay attention! 

This next game is definitely for adults only and is a super fun Christmas movie drinking game. All of our favorite movies such as Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Home Alone and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This game is perfect for the delicious cocktail recipes below from Hornitos Tequila! So mix up a few of your favorite tequila cocktails and let the party begin! Enjoy!

Express Train
  • 1 part Hornitos Spiced Honey Tequila
  • 1 1/2 parts Hot Espresso
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into glass and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon.

Hornitos Tequila Toddy
  • 2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
  • 4 parts Hot Water
  • 1/4 part Honey
  • 1/4 part Agave
  • 1 piece Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
Preparation: Add all ingredients to a coffee cup or heatproof glass. Stir and let steep for one minute.

Winter Mint
  • 1 1/4 parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • 1/2 part Lime Juice
  • 3/4 part Simple Syrup
  • Mint Leaves
Preparation: Muddle mint leaves in a glass and combine remainder of ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves.

Mexican Mule Log
  • 1 part Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
  • 1/3 part Simple Syrup
  • 1/3 part Lemon Juice
  • Rosemary
  • Top with Ginger Beer
Preparation: Lightly muddle one rosemary sprig in a glass and combine remainder of ingredients except ginger beer in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass over fresh ice. Top with Ginger Beer  and garnish with a rosemary sprig.


  1. The Express Train and Winter mint drinks look so delicious and fun to make over the Holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ice breakers are always good for Christmas parties...almost as important as the drinks!


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