We’re officially in the midst of the holiday season, and we all know what that means – parties aplenty! If you’re planning on throwing your own seasonal soirée and aren’t sure what’s on the menu, fear not. We’ve got you covered with an entertaining cocktail roundup that’s plum-pudding perfect for the holidays.
Tidings of Tasty Treats
But first, no holiday party would be complete without some festive fare. From creamy hummus to crunchy crostini, Katie Workman has holiday apps you can whip up in a snap – plus tips on how to prep ahead of time. Who said the holidays have to be stressful?
Now for the entertaining cocktail roundup…
Merry Cranberry Entertaining Cocktail
Strung into a garland or sweetened and served as a side, cranberries are a Christmas classic – as well as the star of Kristin Guy’s Cranberry Ginger Shrub Holiday Cocktail recipe. With spice from the ginger and a sprig in the garnish, these ruddy red cocktails are sure to put your guests in the holiday spirit.
A Matcha Latte With a Shot of Naughty
Whether or not you’re expecting a white Christmas, your guests are sure to enjoy sipping on Kristin Guy’s take on the traditional White Russian: the Coconut Matcha Russian Cocktail. Whisked into a smooth paste, matcha gifts its earthy flavor to this dreamy drink. Serve warm or cold with a garnish of hot cocoa-approved mini marshmallows – it’s enough to make even the Grinch grin!
‘Tis the Tonic
If your holiday could use a helping of haleness, ’tis the season to serve up Kristin Guy’s Ginger Turmeric Tonic Cocktail. Your guests will rejoice in this zesty medley of ginger, turmeric, and a touch of cayenne pepper. Add a splash of tequila, and raise a gold-faceted glass to this restorative.
Kristin Guy’s Pomegranate Moscow Mule Christmas Cocktail is nicely spiced and the epitome of chill. The wintry mix of pomegranate molasses and bourbon puts a seasonal spin on the classic Moscow Mule. Served in frosted copper mugs packed with crushed ice and topped with ginger beer, this Mule brays with holiday cheer!
A Jolly Jolt of Java
Get your guests fired up with Kristin Guy’s Crème Brûlée Kahlua Cappuccino! Topped with caramelized sugar, this yuletide take on the everyday espresso gets an extra caffeinated kick from Kahlua – your guests will be rocking around the Christmas tree in no time.
A Toddy With Trimmings
The last addition to our entertaining cocktail roundup is the Hot Ginger Toddy, another creation of Kristin Guy’s. (She is truly the Christmas cocktail queen!) This holiday take on a winter classic is a merry mélange of bourbon, lemon, and honey ginger syrup – plus, the garnish gives you the perfect excuse to bake up some gingerbread men.
We’ve made our list and checked it twice – these sips are sure to shine at your festive fête. Got a beloved seasonal bevvy that we missed? Let us know in the comments below. Happy hosting!