your favorite holiday cocktails?

Jon and I are having a partay Saturday night (if you would like to come, e-mail me) and I'd like to try some new, yummy drink recipes. Sure, I'll have the standard eggnog (adult and child versions) and hot cider and some white wine for the unadventuresome, but I am looking for some fun and yummy hoilday cocktail recipes to serve a good-sized crowd - stuff I might not have tried before.

If you have any grand ideas, please comment below.


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Anonymous said...

Mulled wine. Wassail. Can't get more Yuletide than that!

Anonymous said...

hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps

Lesley said...

I always serve sangria. It's good any time of year! And my fool-proof recipe:
1 punch bowl
1 box of cheap red wine (the 3L box)
1 2L ginger ale
1 large can of fruit cocktail
thinly sliced lemons or oranges for garnish, if you like

Mix all and enjoy!

This stuff also keeps in the fridge for MONTHS. It's fun to eat some of the leftover fruit pieces after about six months. Talk about a shortcut to a buzz! :)

Anonymous said...


mary c said...

Cranberry Bellini- cranberry juice,
champagne and a twist of lime. Very festive, seasonal and light.

dancediva said...

I read about a couple that looked interesting in this month's Southern Living. I found them here:,28012,1562348,00.html

Anonymous said...

Here are a few that were listed on the News-Sentinel recently. I haven't tried them, but they look lovely.

1/2 ounce triple sec
Splash of cranberry juice

In glass filled with ice, lightly mix triple sec and cranberry juice. Transfer to shaker and blend. Pour into glass and top off with champagne. Garnish, if desired, with a strawberry.

Candy cane
3/4 ounce peppermint schnapps
3/4 ounce creme de cacao
1/2 ounce heavy cream
Splash of grenadine
Crushed candy canes
Peppermint stick

In ice-filled glass, add peppermint schnapps, creme de cacao, heavy cream and grenadine. Transfer to shaker and blend vigorously. Rim martini glass with crushed candy canes. Pour drink into glass, and fill glass with soda. Garnish with peppermint stick.

Jack Frosties
1/2 ounce dark rum
1/2 ounce creme de cacao
1 large scoop coffee-flavored ice cream (Starbucks recommended)
1/2 cup eggnog
1/2 cup crushed ice
Whipped cream

Pour all ingredients into blender and pulse until ice is crushed. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and cherry. This drink displays well in a festive holiday glass, if available.

If there are no young'uns around, you can just leave the ingredients, along with a pretty card with directions, on the buffet table and just let guests make their own (except for the last one, which involves a blender).

Anonymous said...

Rice Krispies treats.