Our Favorite Holiday Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes
Winter is here, which means creamy, nutty cocktails and mocktails are back on the menu. There are few things that pair as well with the winter holidays as well as a milk -based cocktail, but for those who are sensitive to dairy or vegan, these types of cocktails are usually off limits. And if you ask us, cocktails taste better with oat milk than with dairy. They are more refreshing than heavy. And more nutty than milky. The oat milk brings out the flavors of our favorite fall and winter spices.
Below are our five favorite winter oat milk cocktails, which all work beautifully as mocktails without the alcohol.
There’s a warming turmeric based hot toddy, ‘Turms of Endearment’ and a chilled Oat Milk Cafe Olé with reposado tequila.
For those looking to go more retro, we’ve got an Oat Milk White Russian and Oat Milk Brandy Alexander.
Oat Milk ‘Cafe Olé’
Oat Milk ‘Cafe Olé’ Ingredients:
1.5oz Willa’s Oat Milk
1.5 oz Reposado tequila
0.5oz Coffee liqueur
0.25 oz Benedictine
Shot of Espresso
Oat Milk ‘Cafe Olé’ Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice
Shake hard and strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with 3 espresso beans and enjoy.
Turms of Endearment
This recipe was created by Oliver Holt, bartender from NYC
Turms of Endearment Ingredients:
8oz Willa’s Oat Milk
1tsp Ground turmeric
Turms of Endearment Instructions:
In a small saucepan, gently heat the oat milk on low heat and add turmeric. Stir constantly so that the turmeric dissolves but the mixture doesn’t burn, about 4-5 minutes.
Take off the heat and stir in Cynar and scotch.
Taste and check for sweetness, and add a drizzle of honey if desired. T
aking care not to spill and dye everything yellow, pour into a heat-proof drinking vessel. Grate star anise over and enjoy immediately.
Oat Milk Brandy Alexander
Oat Milk Brandy Alexander Ingredients:
1/3 Creme de Cacao
1/3 Willa’s Oat Milk
Sprinkle of Nutmeg
Oat Milk Brandy Alexander Instructions:
Frappe well with ice.
Strain and serve.
And if you want to try it as a simple mocktail, just go for the oat milk on ice with nutmeg, or your favorite winter spice blend.
Oat Milk White Russian
Oat Milk White Russian Ingredients:
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Coffee Liquor (we love St. George from New Orleans, or you can use Kahlua)
3 oz Willa’s Oat Milk
Sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)
Oat Milk White Russian Instructions:
Add ice to glass
Pour vodka and Kahlúa over ice
Fill glass with Willa’s Oat Milk
Stir and enjoy!
This drink is also delicious without the booze. At events, Willa’s Oat Milk on ice with a touch of nutmeg has been a hit!
Oat Milk Chai Blossom
Oat Milk Chai Blossom Ingredients:
1oz. Dark Rum
1oz. Orange Juice (roughly an orange or less)
1oz. Chai (We love Dona Chai Masala Chai)
4oz. Willa’s Oat Milk
1Tbsp simple syrup or real maple syrup
Dona Chai Zero Waste Spice Dust or a sprinkle of nutmeg
Oat Milk Chai Blossom Instructions:
Combine cognac, rum, orange juice (fresh squeezed from an orange, if possible), Dona Chai Masala Chai, Willa’s Oat Milk, and syrup (we used real maple syrup) in a shaker with ice. Shake 30 seconds or until cold.
Pour into a glass. Garnish with orange zest and nutmeg.
For more oat milk drink recipes, look no further than our recipes here.