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Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail

by | Dec 1, 2023

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail is an inviting orange chocolate cocktail. It is the perfect beverage for one of the gay community’s most cherished holiday traditions: the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. This season, this cocktail doesn’t just warm the body; it warms the heart, symbolizing the fun, camaraderie, and joyful irreverence of these gatherings.

Preparing For the Perfect Party with a Delightful Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail

An Ugly Christmas Sweater party is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of individuality and community spirit. The key to a successful party is in the details: sending out invites early, setting a festive and inclusive atmosphere, and of course, serving a signature cocktail like the Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail. This event is an opportunity to showcase our community’s fun and creativity.

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail, with its blend of orange liqueur and hot chocolate, becomes the talk of the party. It’s a conversation starter, a delicious indulgence, and a reflection of the playful spirit of the holiday season. Serving this signature drink is a sure-fire way to add an extra layer of warmth and cheer to the festivities.

Creating a Festive Atmosphere

Decorating for the party is an opportunity to let creativity shine. Incorporating holiday décor that reflects the diverse and vibrant nature of the gay community can create a welcoming and festive environment. Coupled with a holiday music playlist that spans classics to contemporary hits, the stage is set for an unforgettable celebration.

An Ugly Christmas Sweater party isn’t complete without a game or two. Whether it’s a contest for the ugliest sweater with a gift-wrapped present for the winner or other holiday-themed activities, these games are a way to foster togetherness, laughter, and shared memories.

Ultimately, the Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail is a toast to the gay community’s spirit. It’s about coming together, celebrating our diversity, and enjoying the holiday season in our unique and fabulous way.

How to Make the Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail

  • 1 oz Stoli Premium
  • ½ oz orange liqueur
  • 3 oz hot chocolate

Pour hot chocolate into a warm mug, stir in orange liqueur, and top with whipped cream. Garnish with cocoa powder and a dehydrated orange slice.

Enjoy and drink responsibly.

The Spirit of Change

Sustainability, LGBTQ, diversity, and injustice are core pillars of Stoli. The original vodka recipe was developed in 1938, and by 1948 it was being made and bottled in Latvia, where the award-winning Stoli lineup is made to this day. Stoli has a long, rich history of supporting the LGBTQ community, when in 1991 Stoli became one of the first spirit brands to actively champion LGBTQ issues on global equality, visibility, and acceptance for all. In 1997, Stoli was purchased by Yuri Shefler, transforming Stoli into a vertically integrated company, which lead to Putin waging a war in 2000 for the vodka trademark, which has been unsuccessful. 

In 2018, Stoli commemorated the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk being the first openly gay elected official in California, by launching the limited edition, individually numbered, Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, with proceeds going to the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBGTQ programming in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations. Proudly Latvian, Stoli has affirmed their ongoing support of Ukraine and is steadfast in denouncing Russia’s aggression on the sovereign nation. Stoli’s spirit continue to inspire to create a better future for all.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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