20 crowd-pleasing festive cocktails for brunch, happy hour, and everything in between!
Looking for a fun new cocktail recipe to make at home? Whether it's for a Zoom happy hour or a date night in, I love making craft cocktails at home. Depending on your mood or what seasonal fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand, this complete round-up of cocktail recipes has a little something for everyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I substitute alcohol types?
Generally, I recommend sticking with the specified alcohol in each recipe.
Do different glasses serve a purpose or are they for looks?
When making cocktails at home, any glass will work. That 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. Simply remove any alcohol from the recipe. Also, feel free to experiment replacing the alcohol with a juice or other liquid of choice.
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 recipes. Your glass is waiting.
Easy French 75 Cocktail
The ultimate celebratory cocktail recipe, the French 75 is bright, refreshing and effervesacent. Made with just three simple ingredients including gin, champagne and lemon juice.