It’s no secret that cocktails make delightful additions to a holiday party’s menu. However, when they are made with holiday flavors they become remarkable! Holiday cocktails are tasty, unique, and classy cocktails that scream ‘winter, holidays, love, and fun’. They also have the perfect amount of alcohol to light up a party.
While you can hire a bartender for your party, you can also choose to prepare your holiday cocktails yourself. How? Let’s take a look at 5 delicious cocktails you and your guests are sure to appreciate this holiday season!
Red Robin Holiday Cocktail
The first cocktail on this list is the tasty Red Robin Holiday cocktail. Its red color suits the season perfectly, making it a great choice for a Christmas-themed party.
Red Robin Holiday is also one of those cocktails that are super easy to make. All you need is 35ml of golden rum, 75ml of red grape juice, some grated cinnamon and nutmeg, 15ml of spiced Belvoir winter berries and lemon/orange peel. Once you have all of these ingredients, pour them into a pan and let the mixture warm-up for a few minutes.
Serve it warm for the best taste!
Hot Cider Buttered Rum
Hot Cider Buttered Rum might not be as easy to make as The Red Robin Christmas special but it’s definitely worth the effort. The reddish-brown color of the cocktail makes it perfect for a classy holiday party. The cocktail is made with the very essence of the holidays, with ingredients such as 85 grams of butter, a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon, 200 grams of brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of sea salt, ¼ teaspoon of allspice, 2 teaspoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, whiskey cider and spiced rum.
To prepare this holiday special, mix the cinnamon, butter, allspice, vanilla, sea salt, and nutmeg. Once it’s a perfect batter, add the honey, brown sugar and mix again. Then place this mix in a container and refrigerate it. For each glass of cocktail, pour in 25ml of rum and top it up with warm cider. Then add 2 teaspoons of your chilled batter and finish up with a cinnamon stick in the middle!
Winter Wonderland Cocktail
At other moments of the year, this cocktail is often known as ‘End of the World’ cocktail, but in this jolly season, it’s a winter wonderland delight! Winter wonderland is a white cocktail with a sigh-worthy taste. Its combination of pineapple, coconut, and marshmallow might just be what your guests need this Christmas.
To prepare this cocktail you need 15ml of vanilla syrup, 20ml of coconut puree, 25ml of pineapple juice, 15ml of lemon juice, 22,5ml of coconut rum, and 22.5 Bacardi Superior. For garnishing, you also need desiccated coconut, pineapple wedge, and marshmallows. Once all the ingredients are available, pour the ingredients into a shaker and shake it like a professional. Then, strain the mixture into a glass cup with crushed ice. Garnish it with marshmallows and pineapples, and serve!
Sloe Gin Toddy
If you and your guests are gin lovers, serving Sloe Gin Toddy at your holiday party might just make it the party to remember! Sloe Gin Toddy is a lovely holiday cocktail that warms you up from the inside while teasing your tongue. All you need for the cocktail are 30ml of Sloe Gin, 4 cloves, 1 teaspoon of honey, a pinch of cinnamon, an orange and some hot water.
To prepare this seasonal drink, pour the spices and honey into a cool glass and then add hot water to dissolve them. Leave it for about 30 seconds and then top up the glass with Sloe Gin. Squeeze in as much orange juice as you prefer and stir the mixture until it’s properly mixed and the honey is melted. Garnish it with a cinnamon stick and serve!
Mocha Espresso Cocktail
Last on this list of delicious cocktails for your holiday party is the Mocha Espresso cocktail. Nothing says holiday better than chocolate, which is why this Mocha drink should be on your cocktail menu this holiday!
1 shot of cold Tia Maria, 75ml of cold coffee, 1 shot of cold vodka and 1 tablespoon of chocolate ice-cream are all you need to make the Mocha Espresso cocktail. To prepare it, mix the coffee, vodka, and Tia Maria until it is creamy and golden. Then take a scoop of ice cream and place it in a separate champagne glass. Pour the vodka mixture around the ice cream and continue until it rises to the top of the glass. It’s taste, texture and very essence is one you and your guest will definitely appreciate.
To make your holiday cocktails more fitting for the occasion, you can give each name a nice twist to perfectly suit the theme of your party. Add each cocktail on this list to your menu and give your guests a taste of the season! For all of your liquor, beer, and wine needs, head on over to your local Zipps Liquor.