The holidays are right around the corner. It’s time to deck the halls, go shopping, and whip up culinary delights to tantalize the taste buds. It’s also one of the most popular times of the year to hold a party. If you want to be the host or hostess everyone is going to put at the top of their list, consider something along the lines of these 4 cocktails to serve that are a must to keep your guests happy.
Dazzle and Delight with Holiday Sangria
Holiday Sangria will give your friends and family a cool, colorful drink that will bring them back for seconds. It’s low in calories at just over 100 and only takes about ten minutes of your time. Stock up on your favorite red wine from the liquor store, a medley of fruit that includes citrus varieties, cranberries, and cherries, brandy, and a dash of cinnamon. You’ll also need a splash of sparkling apple or cranberry-apple juice. Wet the rim of your glasses or goblets and dip them in sugar before you serve.
Break Out Eggnog, a Standard that Never Disappoints
Many people think eggnog and the holidays go hand in hand. You’ll need about 15 minutes to fill your punch bowl with this winter favorite. You’ll need egg yolks, cream, milk, sugar, rum, bourbon, and nutmeg. The amount of alcohol will depend on your personal taste. Be sure to chill in the fridge in advance so it’s nice and cold.
Warm Up the Evening with Hot Buttered Rum
Hot buttered rum is a cozy treat you can prep in advance and freeze, making your life easier. You’ll need a pound of butter, a pound of confectioner’s sugar, a pound of brown sugar, a tablespoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of nutmeg, and a quart of your favorite variety of vanilla ice cream. You’ll melt the butter and stir in the sugars first. Once thoroughly blended, remove your pan from the heat to add the rest of your ingredients. Whisk them together. You can freeze and save for another time or serve immediately. All you need is a tablespoon of your mixture, an ounce of rum from the liquor store, and fill the rest of the mug with water that has been brought to a boil.
Don’t Forget the Irish Cream
Irish cream is another favorite through the colder months of the year. Combine condensed milk, cream, vanilla, instant coffee, some chocolate syrup, and your favorite brand of Irish whiskey. Warm everyone up on the inside.
The food, music, and atmosphere are always important when planning a party during the holidays. Don’t forget how important the drinks are to set the stage. You’ll help your guests to unwind and spread seasonal cheer.