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Entertain With Ease This Holiday Season: 7 Holiday Cocktails

In Living on December 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Entertain with ease this holiday season. Try one of our favorite Christmas cocktail recipes.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin pie is one of the most beloved desserts of the holiday season. Recreate the classic pie in a martini glass with vanilla vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps and half-and-half. Garnish with the perfect “crust”: crushed graham crackers.

Sangria

Keep holiday guests smiling with this flavor-filled, spiced pear sangria with a champagne twist. Prepare the spiced pear mixture the night before to let the flavors soak into the fruit. Then top it off with a bit of bubbly right before the party.


Cocoa Raspberry Heaven

The name says it all — you’ll be swooning over this raspberry-infused hot chocolate. Mix raspberry liqueur and creme de cacao with hot chocolate, then top with fresh whipped cream and a fresh berry. It’s the perfect beverage for a cozy holiday gathering, or a great nightcap at the end of a holiday cocktail party.


Liam’s Midnight Toast

A flavorful, colorful and classy cocktail for Christmas or New Year’s Eve.


Cranberry Hot Toddy

Cranberry harvest season is in full swing during December, just in time for cranberry relishes, cakes and muffins to grace holiday tables. Use the berries in juice form for a twist on classic mulled apple cider: Heat cranberry juice with cranberry vodka, lemon juice, honey, bitters and cinnamon for a festive warm-me-up drink.


Zuzu’s Peach Sparkler

Greet party guests with this beautiful, fruity cocktail, made with cognac, peach schnapps, simple syrup and crushed fresh peaches, lemon and orange. Served over crushed ice, the drink seems to sparkle. Garnish with a mint sprig and a peach slice.



 
Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail

This festive holiday cocktail draws inspiration from decadent caramel-apple pie.


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