4 Caribbean-Inspired Tequila Holiday Cocktail Recipes That Sprinkle Cheer This Season

Ah, the holidays—a time for cozy gatherings, twinkling lights, and, of course, delicious drinks! As the festive season approaches, we caught up with our Sandals senior mixologist to uncover what’s topping the wishlist this holiday season. Crafting tasty cocktails that elevate the holiday spirit is simple, with this years must-have ingredient, Teremana’s reposado tequila.

We’ve masterfully curated four Caribbean cocktail recipes with a tequila twist, perfect for any celebration large or small.

The Merry Manhattan: A citrus symphony

Teremana Reposado transforms the classic Manhattan into a festive fusion, offering a unique twist on this timeless cocktail. This rendition expertly blends the rich warmth of Reposado with Martini Rossi Dry Vermouth, a splash of falernum, and dashes of Angostura bitters. Not your classic Manhattan, each sip unfolds a subtle sweetness wrapped in Caribbean-inspired notes, delivering holiday cheer with every taste.

Serve this holiday-inspired libation over ice for the perfect chill, whether strained into a coupé glass or poured over a large ice cube in a rocks glass for a more contemporary presentation. A vibrant orange peel garnish not only enhances the aromatic allure but also invites you to savor the intriguing blend, transporting you to a tropical paradise.

Merry Manhattan Cocktail Recipe


2 oz of Teremana Reposado
1 oz of Martini Rossi Dry Vermouth
1 bar spoon of falernum
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Orange peel garnish


Add all the ingredients to your mixing glass. Then, add ice and stir for 10 seconds. Next, pour your holiday tequila drink into a stemmed cocktail glass or over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Apply your garnish with creative flair!

Planter’s Holiday Punch: Sipping Caribbean joy

Blending Teremana Reposado and Teremana Blanco creates an enticing harmony, infusing the cocktail with a delightful sweetness. With a dash of simple syrup, lime juice, and grenadine, the mixture blossoms into a symphony of flavors. As the ice chills the vibrant mixture in the glass, your energetic shake melds the ingredients and illuminates the drink. The fun of it may even add another touch of jubilance!

Straining this deep-red libation into a chilled, large-handled coupe glass unveils the essence of a Caribbean paradise, beckoning holiday indulgence. The final flourish—a vibrant orange slice adorning the cocktail—completes the presentation. Cheers to jolly celebrations and the lively essence of the season captured in a single glass.

Planter’s Holiday Punch Cocktail Recipe


1 oz of Teremana Reposado
1 oz of Teremana Blanco
¼ oz of simple syrup
½ oz of lime juice
½ oz of grenadine
Orange slice for garnish


In a mixing glass, combine 1 oz of Teremana Reposado and 1 oz of Teremana Blanco. Then, add ¼ oz of simple syrup, ½ oz of lime juice, and ½ oz of grenadine to the blend. Fill your mixing glass about ¾ full with ice, and vigorously shake the cocktail to blend the flavors and chill the drink. Once you’ve strained, your concoction into a chilled, large-handled coupe glass, you can garnish with a vibrant orange slice for that added touch of Caribbean flair.

Festive Fiwi Sour: A tropical tango of flavors

The Festive Fiwi Sour unites the sweetness of ginger syrup with the zesty tang of lime juice, igniting a merry celebration of tastes. Amplified by the addition of Teremana Tequila, this cocktail brings a gentle warmth and a playful hint of spice, harmonized by the silkiness of the egg white. As a powerful shake melds the ingredients with ice, a cheerful radiance infuses the drink, illuminating the ‘spirits’ within.

And the finishing touch? A layer of red wine carefully poured atop this delicious cocktail. The Festive Fiwi Sour tantalizes your senses, imbibing the merry rhythm of the season. Relish its merry flavors and say cheers to the holidays!

Festive Fiwi Sour Cocktail Recipe


1½ oz of Teremana
1 oz of lime juice
¾ oz of ginger syrup
1 egg white
1 oz of red wine


Add all the ingredients except the red wine into a shaker tin. Then, add ice and shake hard - don’t be afraid to have some fun with it 😄. Next, fine-strain your tequila cocktail over ice into a glass. Finally, float a layer of red wine and garnish with candied ginger for a festive feel!

Jolly Old Fashioned: A classic elixir with a fresh Caribbean twist

Closing our Caribbean-inspired tequila holiday cocktails escapade is the Jolly Old Fashioned, a masterpiece of flavors. Crafted by intertwining Teremana Tequila, Benedictine, and Cointreau, this elixir is much paler than the original but exudes the same sophistication sprinkled with a dash of allure. This blend of ingredients introduces a subtle sweetness, resonating with the classic flavors of the Caribbean and evoking a sense of cozy warmth.

As the ingredients mingle with ice, a sensory celebration commences. Strained into a rum-tasting glass, this mixture transforms into a festive spectacle. The flamed orange peel garnish elevates the drink, unveiling an aromatic journey that engages the senses in a merry holiday dance.

Jolly Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe


2 oz of Teremana Tequila
¾ oz of Benedictine
½ oz of Cointreau
Flamed orange peel garnish


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, then add ice and stir. Strain into a rum-tasting glass and garnish with orange peel.

Celebrate the holidays with unlimited Teremana Tequila cocktails at Sandals Resorts

Embark on a holiday journey with a tropical twist through our Teremana Tequila cocktails, evoking the Caribbean's warmth and relaxation.

Make this holiday season special. Visit Sandals’ all-inclusive resorts for premium spirits, themed restaurants, and festive cheer in one package. Raise a toast to a festive season—whether you're unwinding with Teremana tequila at the bar or savoring a cocktail in the comfort of your home. Cheers to tasteful celebrations!

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