Christmas Rum Cosmo

Festive cocktails are such a lovely way to celebrate the holiday season and let me tell you this Christmas Rum Cosmo is kind of EVERYTHING. It’s like a pure glass of Christmas in the very best way. This cosmo inspired cocktail kicks up the cranberry and uses rum and velvet falernum liqueur to create that familiar holiday-spiced flavor we all know and love.

Cranberry and rosemary are of course classic Christmas essences but the true all star here is the velvet falernum. My fiancé and I recently discovered this liqueur after trying to re-create an incredible mezcal cocktail from one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. If you’re wondering, we did indeed perfect that copy-cat cocktail, but more importantly we learned that velvet falernum tastes like bottled holiday spirit. Truly perfect timing making this discovery right before December! Falernum is made with clove, ginger, almond, and other whole spices, all of which commonly used in holiday dessert, dishes, and scents. After tasting this magical winter elixir I knew I had to rework my holiday cocktail plans and utilize it.

I’m kind of in love with this cocktail and it’s so easy to bring together. Just use freshly squeezed lime juice and 100% pure cranberry juice (not from concentrate) and this cocktail will be a true holiday showstopper.

Christmas Rum Cosmo

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A simple cosmo inspired cocktail that tastes like pure Christmas spirit



  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz velvet falernum
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz 100% pure cranberry juice (not from concentrate)
  • Rosemary and cranberries for garnish


  1. Add rum, falernum, Cointreau, lime juice, and cranberry juice to a shaker with ice and shake until chilled
  2. Strain contents of shakers into a chilled glass
  3. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and cranberry skewer

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