If you are planning to entertain for the holidays, then you know how important it will be to have the best drinks available. No matter what type of cocktails you have (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), they need to be as refreshing as your party is lively. If you are unsure of what type to prepare, then incorporating one from here is worth trying.
A Cran-Gin Fizz
Being festive is what the holidays are all about and when you add a nice bubbly like a cran-gin fizz, then you intensify a great cocktail. You will enjoy the smooth taste of the foam as well as the bubbles.
You will not have to worry about an overwhelming flavor of lemon because you can mix in some simple cranberry syrup in its place. This allows your fizz to reach a festive level without even trying and will have your guests admiring you all night.
With the Poinsettia cocktail, your guests will have a cocktail that is enthusiastic about being drunk. The Poinsettia is champagne filled with cranberry to provide a look and feel that is full of color and vibrancy. It also instantly turns up the fun for any type of occasion. The ingredients are simple and include champagne, cranberry juice, and Cointreau.
Spiced Apple Cider
Adding apple cider that has been spiced will instantly become a holiday hit among your guests as it provides a great punch without the alcohol. As you prepare it, you will love how your entire home will be filled with holiday spirit that only spices such as cloves, star anise, allspice, and cinnamon can provide.
Sangria with Apple Cider
Sangria made with apple cider is a crisp, refreshing cocktail that combines cider, cinnamon, orange, and red wine. It’s not overly sweet and brings out more of a Spanish flare. You can create a two-tone effect by pouring a layer and then adding an aromatic garnishment such as cinnamon or rosemary.
Spiced Red Wine
Including a spiced red wine makes any holiday so much better and provides a subtleness that is warm and pleasant. To prepare it, you just need to bring honey, allspice, orange zest, cinnamon, and cloves to a simmer. Then all you have to do is wait to get the warm fuzzies that it provides.
A Buttered Rum Cocktail
Nothing sounds better than sitting back with a nice buttered rum cocktail. The name alone is able to warm you up inside. Historically, buttered rum has been drunk for generations during the holidays. It includes a variety of spices, sweetness, and, of course, rum. The amount of butter used is up to you so you can experience a rich, creamy cocktail all day long.
With a bourbon/cider cocktail, you will have a whole new drink to enjoy. When you combine bourbon and cider you are able to enhance the flavors of an already seamless cocktail. With a subtle lemon taste, it is able to capture your taste buds to provide a drink that is intricate and fascinating.
The Festive Champagne Cocktail
With a festive champagne cocktail, you will have a tasty way to take your champagne to a whole new level just with a single cube of sugar. It provides a bubbly zing that provides a sparkle that invigorates. It is perfect for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The St Germain
With a St Germain, you will have a suave cocktail that goes beyond imaginative. It combines many flavors that are tangy and floral. Having so much elegance, this drink makes a perfect addition as you munch on holiday snacks. It truly does add a cheerful atmosphere to any holiday gathering.
Iced Tea Punch
Having a nice iced tea punch is a beautiful way to welcome your guests during the Christmas season. Traditionally, it is known as a mocktail that consists of sparkling cider, lime juice, orange juice, and pomegranate mixed into iced tea. It is a perfect dinner drink that can be enjoyed by the entire table of loved ones.
The Classic Cosmopolitan
The classic Cosmopolitan is the perfect addition to any setting. It has a colorful appearance and makes the perfect addition to your cocktail menu for the holidays. The Cosmo combines a nice balance of Cointreau, cranberry, and vodka. To take it up a notch, you can also include a subtle garnishment of cranberries.