Hosting Graciously: Cocktails For The Holiday Season

Published on: December 20, 2016

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A handcrafted cocktail lit by a nearby candle

At 1 Hotels, we know that the most meaningful holiday gifts don’t come wrapped in a bow, but instead are shared experiences that become cherished memories. Whether you’re hosting a big soirée or an intimate gathering, our resident mixologists at 1 Hotel Central Park and 1 Hotel South Beach are here to help. Get inspired with these delicious cocktail recipes and tips to put on the perfect holiday event. 

Cocktail #1: The Spice

Savor the holidays with The Spice. Sip on this drink by a fireplace after a stroll through the snow and enjoy this cinnamon cocktail at your holiday party.

Continue below for ingredients and directions: 

A cinnamon spiced tea with whipped cream in a clear mug


2 oz Redbreast Irish Whiskey

Tazo Sweet Cinnamon Spice Herbal Tea

Dollop of whipped cream

Pinch of cinnamon

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch


Combine whiskey and tea. Top with whipped cream, a pinch of cinnamon and finish with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Enjoy!

(For a non-alcoholic mocktail, skip the whiskey.)

Visiting New York City? Stop by the bar at Jams to enjoy The Spice and other seasonal cocktails with us at 1 Hotel Central Park.


Cocktail #2: Magic City Spice

A pumpkin colored cocktail in a champagne coupe

Find the perfect balance between sweet and sour with the Magic City Spice. Raise a glass and toast to the holiday and ring in the New Year with this uniquely crafted seasonal cocktail. 

Continue below for ingredients and directions: 


1 ½ oz Spiced Rum

¾ oz Apple Juice

½ oz Lemon

½ oz Pumpkin Purée


Combine all ingredients, shake and top off with prosecco. Garnish with cinnamon apple.

(For an alcohol-free mocktail, skip the rum and substitute club soda for prosecco.)

Order this cocktail on request at Tom on Collins


At 1 Hotels, we embrace the holiday season as the perfect time to rejuvenate and refresh, spend time with loved ones and reflect upon our intentions for the coming year. We hope our recipes and tips inspire you to nourish your spirits – and your cravings – this season.

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