It’s party season, so you should try new foods and drinks. If you have your own bar at home, put your creativity to work and surprise your guests! Use your bartending skills to mix delicious cocktails and party drinks for every taste. Show off your sweet bartender moves and use your favorite recipe book to prepare something special. Here are six drinks to try out at holiday parties:
Peppermint White Russian
This classic cocktail is ideal for holiday parties. It contains vodka, peppermint mocha kahlua, and milk. Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and then serve in small glasses. You can also add crushed candy canes or peppermints for a more festive look.
Hot Buttered Rye
Warm up your guests with this festive whiskey cocktail! Topped with fresh nutmeg and maple cream, it has a fabulous taste that will make a lasting impression on your friends. The Hot Buttered Rye is made with heavy cream, rye whiskey, maple syrup, hot water, freshly grated nutmeg, and ginger liquor.
The Pomegranate Martini has a delicious flavor that will get you in the holiday spirit. Its festive look will wow your guests. This pretty red-hued drink contains vodka, sugar, fresh lime juice, pomegranate juice, Cointreau, and lime slices. Serve this cocktail in chilled glasses and garnish with lime.
This fabulous drink will bring your party to life! It boasts a rich, creamy texture and a sweet taste that will cheer you up instantly. To prepare eggnog martini, you need sugar, ground nutmeg, cornstarch, whole milk, egg yolks, pumpkin-pie spice, and brandy. Your guests will love this special holiday drink!
The Blizzard Cocktail
This festive cocktail is made with rum or Irish whiskey, hazelnut liquor, Irish cream liqueur, Grand Marnier whipped cream, and hot coffee. Mix whiskey, Irish cream, hazelnut liquor in a glass coffee mug. Add coffee and top with whipped cream. This terrific cocktail recipe was created by Charles Corpion from the Four Seasons.
The Glogg is a traditional Scandinavian winter drink made with cinnamon, cardamom, clove, vodka or brandy, wine, sugar, raisings, orange, ginger, and almonds. You can use different types of wine, including pinot noir wine, burgundy wine, and port wine. This special drink can be made a day ahead and kept at room temperature until your guests arrive.
There are hundreds of other drinks that you can try during the holiday season. The Cinnamon Apple Manhattan, the Ginger Snap, and the Butterscotch Bliss are a must have for your party. Stock your home bar and show your guests how good you are at mixing drinks!