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Hosting Essentials: These Seasonal Cocktails Will Spice Up Your Holiday Party

December 18, 2023 at 1:40 AM PST
cooking Holiday Cocktails

Hosting Essentials: These Seasonal Cocktails Will Spice Up Your Holiday Party

December 18, 2023 at 1:40 AM PST

There’s plenty to raise our glasses to during the holidays. From gift exchanges with family and friends and ringing in the New Year, ’tis the season for toasting with a sip of something bubbly. While a bit of prosecco in a gold champagne flute with a pretty garnish can go a long way, serving craft cocktails at your next party will create an even more memorable experience. And what better way to celebrate seasonal flavors, like pumpkin spice and egg nog, than with themed drinks?

You don’t have to be a bartender to make refreshing cocktails. You can stir up a taste of magic with only a shaker set and a good recipe. Since there are multiple ways to create most drinks, you can serve your favorites again and again, adding a different twist each time for a new taste.

Home and Texture whipped up a cocktail-making guide for your holiday hosting needs, complete with delicious drinks that’ll elevate your event. Keep reading for seasonal cocktails you’ll want to have all year round.

Sugar Cookie Martini

@champagneang Holidays in a cup 🥂❄️🫶🏼 #sugarcookiemartini #holidaymartini #christmasmartini #christmascocktails2022 #christmascocktailparty #christmascocktailrecipe #holidaycocktails2022 #wintercocktails2022 #holidaycocktailparty #holidaypartyideas ♬ original sound – 𝑵𝑨𝑻𝑪𝑺𝑳𝑼𝑽𝑹❦

We like to think of sugar cookie martinis as espresso’s opposite. Rich and decadent, you can have one of these with just six ingredients. With this recipe, the visual details matter. So, don’t forget the sprinkles and icing rim for that winter wonderland look.

  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce irish cream
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • Icing & sprinkles for the rim

Thanksgiving Sangria

@cocktails Thanksgiving is approaching, and we have the ultimate Thanksgiving Sangria recipe for you to try 🤩 🍂 This sangria is full of the flavors of Autumn & is incredibly easy to make 😍 ✨ #thanksgivingsangria #sangria #thanksgiving #thanksgivingcocktails #thanksgivingrecipes #prosecco #apple #cocktails ♬ original sound – Viral cocktails

Sangrias are the drinks that remind us of summer days on restaurant patios, but they  transition into the cold months, too. Spices drive this prosecco cocktail that packs a punch, with the addition of maple syrup offering the perfect cup of autumn.

  • 2 blood oranges, sliced
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 bottle prosecco
  • 12 ounces sparkling apple juice
  • 3 cinnamon stick

Cinnamon Vanilla White Russian

@bevsbybeverly Day 2 of 25 Holiday Cocktails #whiterussian #rumchatadrink #holidaycocktails #drinkideas2021 #christmascocktails ♬ White Christmas – The Drifters

Cozy and comforting, you can’t really go wrong with vanilla cinnamon flavors, especially when RumChata comes into the mix. A dessert cocktail that’s not overpoweringly sweet, enjoy this recipe as the finale to a holiday dinner party.

  • Brown sugar and cinnamon for the rim
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • 2 ounce rumchata
  • 1/2 ounce half and half
  • 1 cinnamon stick

The Grinch

@nikkiakkers Let’s make a Christmas cocktail… the grinch | #christmas #christmascocktails #makeacocktailwithme #cocktail #christmasdrinks #thegrinch #greencocktail #holidaycocktail ♬ You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Tyler, The Creator

The mean one–the Grinch–has sour, sweet, and spicy variations, so how it tastes depends on your mood and what you use to achieve its green hue. Swap pineapple juice for passionfruit for a sweeter delight.

  • 1.5 ounces of Midori
  • 0.5 ounce vodka
  • 0.5 lime juice
  • 0.5 lemon juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • Red sugar for the rim
  • Candy cane garnish

Apple Cider Bourbon Sours

@marleyspoonus Apple cider bourbon sours should be on every holiday cocktail menu! #holidaycocktail #holidaycocktails #holidaycocktailsrecipe #drinktok #drinksrecipes #christmascocktails #thanksgivingcocktails ♬ Why are famous people using my sound – ✧༺♡༻✧

A seasonal take on a classic cocktail, the simplicity of these apple cider bourbon sours makes this recipe an ideal choice for last-minute get-togethers.

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • Splash lemon juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Sugar for the rim
  • 1 apple slice garnish

Peppermint Shots

@cocktails It’s Shot-O’Clock for the holidays, and these Peppermint Shots are leveling up! ❤️😍🤍 Send this to someone you want to make these with!🥰🎄 #holidays #christmas #shots #shotglass #glasses #peppermint #fun #easy #festive #cute #quickandeasy #idea #cocktails ♬ original sound – Viral cocktails

The easiest recipe on this list, peppermint shots require only one ingredient. You’ll need to melt these holiday drinks in the oven, which means they can last all night with both hot and cold spirits. Once you’ve started drinking, things might get a little sticky, so serve these on small, individual saucers.

  • 1 bag peppermints

Winter Aperol Spritz Day 2 of cocktails….The Winter Aperol Spritz ft. Spiced Cranberry Syrup & Holiday Cubes! ❤️‍🔥 #aperol #aperolspritz #winter #cranberry #holidaycocktail #wintercocktails2022 #christmas2022 #cocktail #holidayrecipe #christmascocktails ♬ original sound – ci

Forget what’s in it. From the gorgeous presentation of this Aperol spritz, we know you’ll love these cranberry prosecco cocktails. It’s more than the flavors that take our palette straight to the time of year when leaves brown, but the garnishes, too.

  • 2 ounce aperol
  • 1 ounce spiced cranberry syrup
  • Splash prosecco
  • Splash sparkling water
  • 1 rosemary sprig, 1 orange slice, and cranberries garnish



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