8 Fun & Festive Nutmeg Cocktails to Celebrate the Holidays

Are you itching to use your nutmeg spice outside of the pumpkin spice fallbacks and Christmas time baking creations? Why not try it in a cocktail? I’ve got some excellent cocktails listed below that use nutmeg as an ingredient and they are fantastic! Check them out and see how you can spice up cocktail hour.

The TCL Mulled Fizz

This craft concoction was created for Tesco by The Cocktail Lovers. They were looking for a newly inspired cocktail for the holiday season and they certainly mixed up a winner!

Serve this lovely drink at your next fancy Christmas party. Break out the champagne flukes because this one deserves a little bit of class.

With spiced rum, sparkling white wine, clementine juice, and port blended together and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, you most certainly can’t go wrong. This cocktail is meant to warm you to the tips of your fingers and toes.

For full details of how to make the TCL Mulled Fizz, check out the recipe.

Beets Martini

If you are looking for a cocktail with a different taste that’s also slightly good for you, check out the Beets Martini. You can take particular pride in this little beauty because you have to infuse the vodka yourself with some cooked-up beets.

Once you’ve got your infused vodka, mix it up with ginger juice, lemon juice, and coconut syrup. Pour it on the rocks in a cocktail glass and top it off with some freshly grated nutmeg.

This cocktail is a stunning deep magenta color and beautifully combines the spicy flavors of ginger and nutmeg, the earthy flavor of beets, and the tropical flavor of lemons and coconut.

For complete instructions on how to make a Beets Martini, click here.

The Painkiller

The Painkiller is a popular tropical cocktail that originated in the British Virgin Islands in the 1970s. The Soggy Dollar Bar is where it was born in response to a need for something cool and refreshing to combat the hot tropical conditions.

The combination of orange juice, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and rum is perfectly accented with a nutmeg garnish. You’ll want to sip on one of these at your beach house or even just sit in your backyard in the hot summer sun and pretend you’re in paradise.

This drink is perfect for tiki parties and summer get-togethers. Make it by pitcher so everyone can enjoy and serve it on the rocks.

To get your tropical kicks on, check out the full recipe.

Fancy Bourbon Punch

If you’re throwing a smashing New Year’s Eve party this year, consider doing something a little different than your run-of-the-mill champagne toast. Instead, why not try making Fancy Bourbon Punch?

With a mixture of bourbon, lemon juice, orange juice, tea, champagne, and sugar, this spectacular punch is perfectly accented with a bit of freshly grated nutmeg to top it off. Experiment with different kinds of tea – green, black, or white – for different flavor profiles.

Your party can be the talk of the town and you can still use champagne, just not in the same old boring way everyone else does. Break out your punch bowl and serve up the hit of the season!

To access the entire recipe for Fancy Bourbon Punch, click here.

Dream Girl-sicle

The Dream Girl-sicle is a cocktail you won’t soon forget. This rich and creamy concoction is perfect for a girls’ night when you want to serve something a little bolder than just your ice cream out of the freezer.

The heavy mixture includes amaretto, crème de cacao, cream liqueur, vanilla liqueur, buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and nutmeg. This liquid dessert is sure to put you on cloud nine.

In order to truly appreciate the full flavor of this cocktail, serve it with equally impressive snacks such as white chocolate drizzled pretzels or hand dipped chocolate strawberries.

If you want to try your hand at making the Dream Girl-sicle, check out the full recipe.

Ghost in the Graveyard

Want to throw a killer Halloween party and already have all your pumpkin spice supplies? Perfect! You’ll need the nutmeg for this spooky cocktail.

A simple mix of black vodka and crème de cacao poured over a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with nutmeg is all you’ll need. Use a lowball glass for maximum effect.

The spectral aesthetics of the ice cream in the black liquid are a perfect addition to a Halloween party and the kick of nutmeg helps add pizzazz to the flavor.

If you want the full recipe for the Ghost in the Graveyard cocktail, click here (if you dare!).

Hot Buttered Rum

This classic cocktail has been around since the 17th century and was traditionally served in colonial pubs in New England. In the 1940s, it was revamped as a Tiki drink and became popular once again.

Hot Buttered Rum is a wonderful drink to serve on a cold snowy day to take the chill off. With a mixture of dark rum, boiling water, honey, butter, and nutmeg, this cocktail will warm you to the bone.

Top it off with a slice of lemon and a stick of cinnamon to complete the cozy comforting feel of this drink. Snuggle up by the fire and enjoy some liquid goodness!

For the complete recipe, visit the Absolut website.

Mele Kalikimaka Martini

Celebrating Christmas in Hawaii this year? Check out the festive Mele Kalikimaka Martini which combines tropical vibes and Christmas cheer all tied up in a pretty little package with a bow.

This cocktail contains eggnog, pineapple vodka, and coconut cream mixed together and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour it in a martini glass and sip this beautiful tropical concoction with a hint of holiday magic.

This martini makes for a perfect addition to any Christmas party, tropical or not. It can also pair nicely with fruit kabobs or chocolate covered coconut treats.

To check out the full recipe, click here.