20 of my favorite easy and festive cocktail recipes perfect for every occasion from brunch, barbecues, holiday parties, and more!
It’s the holiday season, and that usually means entertaining! Looking for a fun new cocktail recipe? Whether it’s for a party or just a date-night in, I love making craft cocktails at home. Depending on your mood, the season, or what you’re celebrating, this complete round-up of cocktail recipes has a little something for everyone. In my opinion, there is no wrong way to enjoy a good cocktail. So, to help make your life easier and ensure you have the perfect drink for every occasion, I’ve gathered 20 of my favorite festive cocktail recipes!
What do You Need For A Cocktail Party?
Lots of ice!
Have twice as many glasses available as those attending.
For standard two-hour parties, have one bottle of alcohol per every two guests.
Do different glasses serve a purpose or are they for looks?
For the most part when serving drinks at home, use whatever you have! That being said, glassware does have a purpose. For example, a snifter glass has a very short stem that is supposed to be cradled in the hand, helping warm the drink it contains. Sparkling wine, on the other hand, is best in a tall, narrow flute glass which helps preserve the bubbles and stop it from going flat too quickly. Moscow mules are best in copper mugs because they retain the cold the best which keeps the drink nice and chilled.
Can cocktails be non-alcoholic?
Most cocktail recipes can be made non-alcoholic (or into mocktails). Simply remove any alcohol from the recipe, and typically replace with club soda or additional juice from the recipe.
This tart, refreshing, and slightly sweet cocktail will transport you to a warm ocean breeze after a single sip. Made with fresh grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and lime juice, it tastes great with either vodka or gin.
Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.
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