Hawaii’s holiday season is much brighter and warmer than the snowy white image associated with the mainland. Instead of snow and frostbite, our Christmas trees and shining lights are accompanied by a backdrop of sun-kissed skies and warm temperatures.

So in true Hawaii spirit, we decided to swap the warm beverages typically enjoyed during this festive time for some cool, refreshing drinks that let us celebrate the holidays with an island state of mind.

Here are five fun and creative iced holiday drink recipes that will have you turning up the chill in no time.

Apple Cider Bourbon Slushies


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There’s nothing quite like sipping a sweet cup of apple cider during the holidays. While many enjoy warming up the classic drink, serving it ice cold with bourbon takes it to a new level of deliciousness. Try adding a few dashes of bitters for a slightly more complex flavor profile.

Iced Hazelnut Chai Latte

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Incorporate sweet, spicy and creamy flavors in this decadent iced hazelnut chai latte. The best part? Kids will also get in on the flavor fun.

Cranberry Spice Cocktails


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If you’re looking for a drink that packs a punch, then whip out some cranberries and light rum for a delicious mix that will have you enjoying the holiday season to the fullest. Top it off with whole cranberries for an especially festive look.

Spicy Honey and Rooibos Granita Gin and Tonic


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Add a holiday spin to the classic cocktail to create a delicious fruity and floral treat. This mix is stronger than tea and will warm you up instantly.


Creamy Vegan Eggnog Smoothie


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Wrap yourself in a spiced embrace with this classic treat. To make this holiday favorite, you’ll need frozen bananas, water or coconut milk, pecans, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg and cinnamon. Yum!


Which iced holiday drink will you be sipping on? Let us know in the comments below.