Bourbon Holiday Cocktail

I love a good cocktail and this Bourbon Holiday Cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! My family has always made some sort of tasty cocktail around the holidays like brandy and eggnog or hot toddy’s, which I also love. This cocktail is more on the fruity side with that rich flavor from the bourbon. I’ve been experimenting more with different cocktail flavors and this one is great for those who don’t typically drink bourbon but want to give it a try. Check out the full recipe below!

I love the taste of this Bulleit Bourbon. It’s bold flavor is also really smooth and can be enjoyed in so many ways. 

How to Make a Bourbon Holiday Cocktail?

First, get out all of your ingredients. Set out the bourbon, orange juice, pomegranate juice, honey, orange soda water, ice and garnishes. Next, make a honey simple syrup on the stove by combining honey with water and bringing it to a simmer. Then, add ice to cocktail glasses. Pour a shot into each glass, then pour in the honey simple syrup. I combine these first to sweeten the bourbon. Then add your juices and top with orange soda water. Finish with a garnish of pomegranate seeds, orange slices and rosemary. 

Not only is this bourbon holiday cocktail delicious, it’s also so pretty! Pouring the pomegranate juice into the orange juice creates such beautiful colors and turns into a deep red. Grab the full recipe below and enjoy this holiday season with your friends and family! xo, Bri 

Bourbon Holiday Cocktail

Bourbon Holiday Cocktail

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Enjoy this delicious bourbon holiday cocktail this season! It's a refreshing beverage with orange and pomegranate juice blended into a sweetened bourbon.


  • 8 Ounces of Bourbon
  • 8 Ounces of Orange Juice
  • 4 Ounce of Pomegranate Juice
  • 8 Ounces of Orange Soda Water
  • Ice
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 4 Tablespoons of Water


  1. Make honey simple syrup. Add honey and water to a small pan and bring to a simmer. Stir and remove from heat.
  2. Add ice to cocktail glasses.
  3. Add 2 ounces of bourbon, 2 ounces of orange juice, 1 ounce of pomegranate juice, 1 ounce of honey simple syrup to each glass.
  4. Top with orange soda water and stir.
  5. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, an orange slice and rosemary.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g


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Bourbon Holiday Cocktail


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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