Treat Yourself With These 3 Holiday Cocktails

The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle as you fill your social calendar, cross items off your gift list, and prepare to travel or host friends and relatives. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the holiday chaos. So, why not take a minute to do something for yourself this holiday season?

If you’re looking to treat yourself to something special, grab a barrel of NEFT Vodka and learn how to make one of these festive cocktails. We’ve chosen a few drinks that are easy enough for anyone to mix up, but feel a little more elevated than what you might usually make on your own. (We’ll leave it up to you if you want to share your fancy drink-making skills with someone else, or keep the good stuff for yourself.)

Check out our how-to guide to mixing up a few elevated cocktails for the holiday season below.

Bar Tools Checklist
You’ll need the following tools to prepare your cocktail:

• Cocktail shaker and strainer

• Bar spoon or other stirring utensil

• Jigger or other liquid measurement tool

Pomegranate Cape Cod

This pomegranate treat is so visually striking, it almost looks too good to drink! (Almost.) The tart flavors of pomegranate and lime are balanced with a light sweetness, while the egg white gives the drink a smooth, sippable texture.


1.75 oz NEFT Vodka

.75 oz pomegranate juice

.25 oz grenadine

.25 oz lime juice

1 oz egg whites (approximately 1 large egg)

2 dashes Angostura bitters


1. Add all ingredients into shaker and dry shake.

2. Add ice and shake again vigorously.

3. Strain into coupe glass, building the egg white foam to a proud.

4. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a Luxardo cherry.

Whip up a twist:
Experiment with creating a richer flavor in your Pomegranate Cape Cod by replacing the grenadine with .25 oz of pure maple syrup and swapping Angostura bitters for Aztec chocolate bitters.

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Black Gold

The Black Gold was created as NEFT’s very first signature cocktail, and it’s stuck around for a reason. The activated charcoal turns the cocktail a striking, sophisticated black, while the blend of cucumber and lime makes it light and refreshing.


1.75 oz NEFT Vodka

.75 oz lime juice

.25 oz demerara syrup

3 cucumber slices

2 dashes activated charcoal


1. Shake all ingredients in mixing tin with ice.

2. Double strain into rocks glass with fresh ice.

3. Garnish with a half salt rim and cucumber slice.

Go for gold:

Want to go even fancier? The Black Gold looks especially impressive garnished with a bit of edible gold leaf.

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Egg White Espresso Martini

If you love coffee and cocktails, you have to treat yourself to an Egg White Espresso Martini. The flavors of coffee and NEFT Vodka pair together perfectly, and the creamy, rich texture is reminiscent of a nitro cold brew.


1.75 oz NEFT Vodka

1 oz espresso, chilled

.5 oz simple syrup

3 dashes black walnut bitters

2 dashes cocoa powder

1 oz egg whites


1. Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously.

2. Add ice and shake again.

3. Strain into a martini glass.

4. Garnish with cocoa powder or crushed espresso beans.

Be your own barista:

Just like coffee comes in many flavors and styles, you can easily add different ingredients to your Egg White Espresso Martini to create the cocktail that really speaks to you. Try adding cinnamon, chocolate sauce, citrus, or peppermint to make this drink your own.

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Elevate Your Taste For The Holidays

Between gift buying, party planning, and traveling, make sure to take some time for yourself this holiday season. With NEFT, you can easily treat yourself to something special. Elevate your taste and your holiday with these cocktails, or check out our cocktail library for more inspiration. You deserve it!