With these fun Christmas party drink ideas, you really can make this the season to eat, drink, and be merry. When throwing a holiday party, no doubt you want to keep things festive, fun, and easy. Where better to start than with the cocktails? To make your party full of all the jingle jangle the Christmas season brings, get rid of the humdrum fruit punch and same old eggnog! Replace them with drinks that taste as festive as their names. This article explains how to make some seasonal drinks that will never be left in the cold.
Candy Cane Swirl
This cocktail's vibrant red color complements the peppermint-dusted rim, mimicking the look of Mr. Claus' infamous hat and coat. The miniature candy cane garnish is the perfect finishing touch that is guaranteed to bring out the child in your adult guests. You will need:
First crush some candy canes (or any peppermint candy) in a dish and rim your martini glass in the minty dust. Combine the raspberry vodka, cranberry juice, grenadine, and peppermint schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into your candy cane-rimmed glass. Finish it off with some lemon lime soda and a candy cane and serve!
With this cocktail, it will be a white Christmas at your party whether it's in the snowy mountains of Vermont or the sunny shores of California. This quick and easy cocktail mixes three simple ingredients together to create a beverage so white and decadent you would swear it had fallen from the sky above. You will need:
Simply pour the white chocolate liqueur and Southern Comfort into a snifter glass, mix, and then fill with eggnog. Garnish with white chocolate shavings to mimic freshly fallen snow.
This drink will make the most bitter Christmas Scrooge’s heart grow three sizes with just one sip. The shockingly green cocktail will catch the eyes of any of your guests. You will need:
Add Midori, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled glass. Drop a bright red cherry into the beverage to really display the red and green Christmas joy.
The Caroling Cup
This mocktail will make anybody’s taste buds sing. Hand your guests a mug of the Caroling Cup, and you’ll be sure to warm anyone from Jack Frost’s touch.
You will need:
Add three cloves, one cinnamon stick, and the peel of a whole orange to a saucepan. Add 8 oz. of apple cider. While stirring, heat the mixture almost to a boil. Remove cloves, cinnamon, and orange peel and serve in a mug with the simple garnish of a cinnamon stick.
With these cocktails, you will be sure to bring some yuletide cheer to any party. Cheers!