If you’re having a wedding around the holidays, you’re probably striving to bring out the holiday spirit in all of your guests. You can do this through your décor and menu selections, and you can also bring out the holidays in your cocktail offerings. We’re here to give you some suggestions that will have all of your guests embracing the season!
Winter Sangria. Sangria is a refreshing treat any time of year. Basically, sangria is a blend of wine with fresh fruit and sugar. To “winterize” your sangria, choose fruits like apples, pomegranate, cranberries, and clementines, and then add a hint of rosemary. This cocktail will be the talk of the wedding!
Cranberry Martinis. If the cranberries in the Winter Sangria caught your attention, this cocktail is sure to impress. Blend gin or vodka with vermouth and cranberry-infused simple syrup, garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary, and you’ll have a classy holiday drink all of your guests will love.
Mulled Wine. Your guests will be transported to times past as they sip on this blend of red wine, water, sugar, clementines, brandy, cinnamon, allspice, star anise, cloves, cardamom, vanilla, and nutmeg. It’s like Christmas in a glass!
Tom and Jerry. This classic cocktail is a blend of eggs, sugar, brandy, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, dark rum, milk, and nutmeg. Think of it like a dressed up version of eggnog…also a great holiday cocktail!
Rum punch. For a holiday cocktail you can serve either by the glass or by the pitcher, rum punch is the way to go. Mix rum, orange juice, cloves, sugar, and apple cider to get a sweet, flavorful treat.
Winter Wonderland. We found this cocktail recipe on The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie blog and just had to share it! Blend Cream of Coconut, Vanilla Vodka, and Creme de Coco with ice to create a memorable, frosty winter cocktail.
Hot Buttered Rum. This traditional cocktail makes us think of gathering with our loved ones in front of a fire on a cold winter day. Hot Buttered Rum is basically a mix of hot water, dark rum, sugar, and butter sprinkled with nutmeg. Delicious!
Irish Coffee. You can warm your guests further with this classic holiday cocktail of coffee mixed with whiskey, sugar, and cream (or Bailey’s Irish Cream). Top it with fresh whipped cream and sprinkled sugar for a sweet touch.
Have we gotten you in the holiday spirit yet? Let us know which cocktails you’d add to this list. We’re ready to hear ‘em!
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