Holiday Cocktails to Enjoy at Home

December, 14, 2020

With many areas facing more stay-at-home restrictions this year as the holidays approach, it can be hard to get into the spirit. We have just what you need to help keep the festivities going! No holiday celebration is complete without a tasty signature drink. Whether you choose to serve up a festive candy cane cocktail or a warming cider punch, these seasonal cocktails are sure to help you celebrate the holidays in good spirits — with the help of a couple of good spirits.

Cranberry Mimosas

Bottomless mimosa’s do not have to be reserved for brunch. Bring the fun home, with this seasonal twist. Cranberries and rosemary sprigs top off the festive drink.

Mimosa Recipe Here

Driven Snow Cocktail

Rum, white chocolate liquor, and crushed candy canes come together in this fun après-ski style cocktail, paired perfectly with a delicious gingerbread cookie or house.

Driven Snow Recipe Here

Warm Tea-and-Cider Punch

The weather has been cooling, and there is nothing better than a nice warm drink to help you cozy up. Made on the stovetop this can be a great brunch or late-night drink additon.

Tea-and Cider Punch Recipe Here

Cranberry Gin Fizz

Pair red and green with this festive gin fizz, featuring a refreshing cranberry twist and a sprig of fresh thyme. This recipe even gives you the directions to create fresh homemade cranberry syrup.

Cranberry Gin Recipe Here

White Holiday Margarita

Dreaming of a “White Christmas” or Holiday this year? This coconut creamy version can help get you there, without even leaving your home.

White Margarita Recipe Here

Holiday Mule

When you add cranberries and rosemary to a Moscow mule, you’ve got the most festive drink on the block. Copper mugs are optional but so adorable. This festive twist updates the traditional Summer refresher for cooler weather.

Mule Recipe Here

Apple Pie On-the-Rocks Cocktail

A festive, boozy treat that’s spicy, cool, and easy-to-make. A quick tip: add some crumbled up graham crackers and brown sugar rim. This recipe provided plenty of substitutes to fit any taste.

Apple Pie Cocktail Recipe Here

Cranberry Sangria

Sangria season is still in full swing even when the temperature drops. This seasonal spin uses cranberries and apples with your favorite white wine to make a refreshing drink.

Sangria Recipe Here

White Holiday Mojito

Say hello to this creamy coconut white Mojito and it’s snow-topped appearance. The mint pairs perfectly with the creamy texture, topped off with some fresh pomegranate seeds.

White Mojito Recipe Here

Slow-Cooker Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

We turned our seasonal obsession — peppermint bark and hot chocolate — into an easy cocktail. Serving tip: Use a slow cooker to make the hot chocolate and keep it warm during the festivities.

Hot Chocolate Recipe Here

We would love to know if you try any of these recipes, and what you think of them. Leave a comment below!

Cocktail and Food Pairings to Spice Up Thanksgiving

November, 19, 2020

Many people are facing scaled-back holiday celebrations this year, and we see this as a great opportunity to add a few new special touches to the day. These crisp fall cocktails and tasty food pairings will be sure to make your Thanksgiving memorable.

Apple Cider Mojitos

Mojito’s do not have to stop when summer does, a little apple cider turns this into the perfect fall refresher. Mint + cider may sound strange at first, but it ends up very refreshing. A small tip – to make it even more Autumnal, try rosemary or thyme instead of mint.

Mojito Recipe Here

Suggested Pairings

Cheese & charcuterie board, with that fresh taste, this would be great paired with an appetizer

Chips, crackers, and light dips (salsa, hummus, etc.)

Turkey dinner, the refreshing mint twist pairs well with poultry.

Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

What is the Holiday season without hot chocolate? With this recipe, cinnamon sticks and a splash of bourbon will change the way you look at hot cocoa for good. We recommend enjoying this cocktail with dessert.

Spiced Hot Cocoa Recipe Here

Suggested Pairings

Best to stick with sweet treats for this recipe

Peppermint bark

Shortbread or sugar cookies

Pecan pie

Apple Cider Sangria

Another spin on a summer drink, this spiced and sparkling punch made with apple cider, brandy, and a splash of Prosecco packs big flavor with fresh lemon, ginger, orange bitters, and sliced seasonal fruits.

Cider Sangria Recipe Here

Suggested Pairings

Turkey dinner, the fresh fruits help this pair well with poultry

Spinach and artichoke dip

Fresh baked apple pie

Cinnamon sugar dusted doughnuts

Mulled Cider

Of course, the colder weather calls for a comforting hot cider. This spiked version is easy to make and budget-friendly to serve at holiday gatherings. The cider base can be prepared beforehand and refrigerated up to 2 days — when ready to heat, simply add the rum of your choice.

Mulled Cider Recipe Here

Suggested Pairings

Appetizers, especially any with beef or pork

Pigs in a blanket

Bacon wrapped dates

Marinated or breaded mushrooms

We would love to know if you try any of these recipes, and what you think of them. Leave a comment below!