Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate the Season

De Lijn Gin featured in white-labeled glass bottle with mojito, mint leaves and ice in gin and tonic glass.

Looking for cocktails to try this holiday season? Delight friends at your next jolly gathering using these holiday cocktail recipes:

De Lijn Ginger Mojito


  • 2 oz De Lijn Gin
  • 2 oz Ginger Beer
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 Lime Wedges
  • 8 Mint Leaves
  • Garnish: Candied Ginger and Mint Sprig

Instructions: Muddle the lime, Simple Syrup and mint leaves. Add De Lijn Gin. Strain and pour into a gin and tonic glass with a large ice cube. Top with a splash of Ginger Beer. Garnish with candied ginger and mint sprig.

Fun Fact: The De Lijn Ginger Mojito was added to our holiday cocktail lineup in celebration of the holidays and our 150th Anniversary. De Lijn Gin is made with a blend of Dutch-inspired botanicals, including orange and rose, along with elderberry, lemon verbena, lemon, raspberry and juniper. Here are other cocktail recipes from our 150th Anniversary celebration featuring De Lijn Gin.

Mistletoe Martini

  • 1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • Garnish: Rosemary Sprig, Orange Slice and Cranberries
Orange-colored cocktail in martini glass with rosemary sprig, orange slice and cranberries.

Instructions: Mix main ingredients in a shaker and then pour into a martini coupe glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig, orange slice and cranberries.

Holiday coffee cocktail with Kahlua and other ingredients, topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles in mug.

Christmas Cocoamint Coffee


  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 0.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 6 oz Coffee
  • Garnish: Whipped Cream and Chocolate Sprinkles

Instructions: Combine main ingredients in mug and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Enjoy these at home or on a holiday cruise with Holland America Line. Do you have a favorite holiday cocktail? Share in the comments below.


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