10 Cocktail Recipe Ideas for your Holiday Party

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You may have planned the food down to the last detail for your Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas party, or holiday themed wedding, but don’t forget the drinks! Here are 10 festive cocktail recipes we’ve found on some of our favorite websites from around the web.


Ginger Apple Cider Brandy

This twist on a classic apple cider cocktail, from the Martha Stewart Wedding blog, would be perfect for a fall wedding. They recommend fresh pressed cider and a clear glass to show off the drink’s rich color.


RittenHouse Inn Wassail Punch

Wassail is a traditional mulled hot cider derived from an Old English ritual performed to ensure a good apple harvest the following year. This version comes from a region of Wisconsin that leads the state in apple production. The addition of cranberry, bourbon, and spices elevates the drink and gives it an extra kick of flavor.


Pomegranate Juice Cocktail

Saveur Magazine’s recipe for a simple, fruity drink made with Pomegranate juice, vodka, and Cointreau, would be a hit at a Christmas cocktail party or wedding.


Eggnog cocktail

The Liquor.com blog promises that this recipe will deliver the best eggnog cocktail that you’ve ever had.


RumChata Thanksgiving

The cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla flavored rum cream pairs well with the hot beverages and popular ingredients of Thanksgiving. With that in mind, Food & Beverage magazine compiled this creative list of four drink recipes using RumChata to serve on the holiday.


Hot Buttered Whiskey

This selection from a Wine Spectator Magazine article listing 9 warm whiskey cocktail recipes would be nice at an intimate winter gathering or for anyone who loves whiskey.


Venetian Coffee

Another selection from Wine Spectator Magazine, this drink combines coffee, cream, rye whiskey, Amoro Montenegro (an Italian digestif), and Cardamom. They suggest serving it in an irish coffee mug with whipped cream.


White Christmas Cosmo

This might not be a drink you’d expect from Men’s Fitness magazine, but they promise it won’t pose too much of a threat to the drinker’s masculinity. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, a little tart and lots of fun. It’s made with vodka, St. Germain’s elderflower liqueur, white cranberry, pomegranate, agave nectar, and a crushed candy cane rim.


Bourbon Hot Chocolate

An adult twist on a childhood holiday favorite.



Glogg is a traditional Scandinavian mulled wine. It’s aromatic, versatile, and perfect for cold weather. This version is red wine, port, and brandy mulled with orange, cinnamon, raisins, blanched almonds, cardamom, cloves, and honey.


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