The holidays are a time to spread a little extra cheer – and what better way to do so than sharing some of your favorite drinks with family and friends? Next time you’re altogether, whip up these fun, flavorful cocktails, guaranteed to make your holiday party merry and bright.
Very Merry Sparkler
- 1 oz Don Julio Tequila Blanco
- 2 oz fresh blood orange juice
- 1 oz honey
- Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, chilled
- 1 blood orange slice
Combine first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a wineglass. Top with Champagne and garnish with a blood orange slice
Hot Buttered Whiskey
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- ½ Tbsp honey
- ⅛ tsp each, ground cloves, cinnamon and ginger
- 4 oz hot apple cider
- 2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
- 1 cinnamon stick
Combine first two ingredients and the spices in a small bowl. Pour hot cider into a mug, add the butter mixture and stir until melted. Add whiskey and garnish with cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.
Gin ‘N’ Juice
- 4 oz Hendrick’s Gin
- 6 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 dash sugar
- 1 mint sprig
Combine first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with mint sprig.