December is a very busy month. There is always a lot of extra work to do, gifts to be bought, and things that need to get organized. There almost no time for anything, but on Christmas night everyone wants to relax around the dinner table, enjoying delicious food and state of the art drinks.
This article is about drinks that can be served on Christmas so that you can celebrate it with style. Best of all, you will be able to tell everyone you were the one who prepared it.
Cocktails give your guests a sign that there is something special with the night. Some are so easy you can mix some and then set up a self-serve bar for refills.
1. Mulled Wine
Back in the 2nd Century, in Rome, people heated and spiced wine. Today it is a Christmas tradition in some countries. Fact is that is the perfect drink for Christmas night. Here’s the recipe.
2. Limoncello Spritzers
Limoncello is an Italian liqueur from southern Italy that has become very popular in the States in the past few years. This recipe with seltzer water is refreshing and delicious.
3. Christmas Punch
These drinks made with fruit juices are great because you can make them alcoholic or not. Did you know they were introduced in the United Kingdom from India back in the 17th Century? Try this delicious recipe by Jamie Oliver created especially for Christmas.
4. Irish Eggnog
If you're looking to add a little lucky charm to your drinks, make them with Irish Whiskey. Whether your family is Irish or not, they will love this eggnog variation !
5. Gingerbread Martini
Martinis are probably one of the top three best knowns cocktails in the word. American journalist H.L Mencken once said that “Martini is an american invention that is as perfect as the sonnet”. So why not celebrate Christmas with this gingerbread variation that will become a favorite among your friends. Get the recipe here!
6. Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail
This signature cocktail will make your evening and your guests even merrier. This is easy to make so it’s perfect for our open-bar-make-it-yourself idea.
7. Cranberry Apple Cider Punch (Mocktail)
If you are not looking to get a buzz on this Christmas, don’t worry. There are tons of delicious non-alcoholic cocktails that you can prepare for yourself and your guests. Here's the recipe.
8. Blood-Orange Soda Mocktail
This cocktail is sweet, fizzy and crazy easy to make. Here's the recipe.
9. The Best Wines for Christmas
Whether you are cooking the traditional turkey or if you are going a little out of the box with salmon, roast beef, or even duck, there is always the right wine to serve. This wine guide for the Christmas dinner will let you know which kind of wine goes well with what.
10. The Best Champagne and Sparkling Wines for Christmas
Here’s a thorough list put out by award winning writers for the Telegraph so that you don’t go wrong when choosing the best champagne, sparkling, Prosecco or cava for your Christmas party.
Cocktail Glass Decoration Ideas
You can get the decorations above at Amazon.
Another idea is to put a candy cane in the wine glass or simply wrapping a red thread around it.
These cocktails and the wine selection will guarantee that, as far as drinks, your guests will love your party. Plan now and try making a cocktail in advance, so that you are more confident on Christmas day.
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