‘Tis the Season for a Great Drink


The holidays are a favorite time of year for many people. This cheery season is filled with parties and events that bring the spirit of the season out in everyone. As a part of these festivities there are some wonderful drinks that you can serve that fit the holiday theme perfectly. Traditional warm drinks are a great place to start and we cannot forget the wonders of eggnog (a drink that should be on everyone’s Christmas list). Beyond those Christmas classics, the drinks listed below make great additions to any party or casual holiday gathering. Happy Holidays!

1. Angel’s Delight

Creamy, pink and absolutely delightful, the Angel’s Delight is a fabulous cocktail for those little indulgences we allow ourselves during the holidays. This semi-classic cocktail is ideal for dessert, but takes that genre into a different realm because of the underlying gin.

2. Candy Cane

Create a candy cane in a glass complete with peppermint, chocolate and berry flavors. This is a delectable dessert drink that is further sweetened with a crushed peppermint candy rim.

3. Christmas Jones

This sweet highball drink begins with a blend of strawberries, pineapple and vodka and is topped with lemon-lime soda for a refreshing holiday cocktail. It’s topped with a mint garnish that adds a little cheer to the final presentation and is a great all-around holiday drink for two.

4. Dreaming of Zen

You may be dreaming of a white Christmas and the kids of all the great presents that Santa is going to drop off, but for many of us the dream of the holiday season is just a little peace. That is where this calming cocktail comes in. The mix of fruits combines beautifully with Zen Green Tea Liqueur and cream for a soothing cocktail to help you zen out.

5. Eggnog

What would the holidays be without eggnog? It is a tradition and one that some love to follow while others are fine with passing on.Eggnog has developed over the years into a variety of forms and whether you’re looking for the traditional punch or single cocktail versions or one of the newer adaptations, there may be a nog in this list that suits your needs.

6. English Christmas Punch

Warm up your holidays with this wonderful punch recipe. It’s also fun to make because it involves flaming the drink, which is always a spectacular sight, but in this case it’s an entire punch bowl. This punch has a dark rum base that is enhanced by the flavors of red wine and tea. The recipe is for 27 servings, making it a great holiday party punch.

7. Grinch

Go green with this cocktail named for Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday character. The red garnish is a symbol of the good heart that lies inside every Grinch. After one or two of these melon-flavored drinks even the meanest Grinch will have a smile on their face.

8. Holiday Hopper

Melon, mint, chocolate and cream may not be the most likely of mixes, but the Holiday Hopper is one example that shows that it is a very viable taste. This pale green cocktail is absolutely delicious and an indulgence you deserve amid all of the holiday hoopla.

9. La Vie En Rouge

This beautiful crimson cocktail not only brings out the color of the season, but a few of the favorite flavors. It is a delectable mix of Grand Marnier orange liqueur, cranberry and rosemary and makes a stunning drink pairing for almost any holiday meal.

10. Merry Christmas

Spread the Christmas cheer with a round of these refreshing highballs. This drink features a holiday flavor favorite: cranberries and more cranberries. It’s also makes a great mocktail when the gin is left out, giving you another option to serve to non-drinking guests.

Source: http://cocktails.about.com