This blog post, 5 Easy Holiday Cocktails to Make At Home, was originally published on December 20, 2019, and updated on October 13, 2022.
Entertaining guests this season can be easy with this collection of easy cocktails to serve from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. This is your guide to a stress-free holiday with tips on hosting a fabulous holiday party. Check out 5 Easy Holiday Cocktails to Make at Home This Holiday Season!
5 Easy Holiday Cocktails to Make at Home
01. Easy Holiday Cocktail to Make at Home: Glenlivet Punch
Glenlivet Punch is an easy recipe. It’s a classic recipe but it skips the added sugar. This recipe is perfect for holiday party hosting. It’s an easy recipe. If you’re looking for a little extra spice, definitely don’t skimp on the cinnamon sticks.
02. Easy Holiday Cocktail: Jameson Whiskey Sour
Jameson Whiskey Sour is a great alternative to all the sweet cocktails normally served at dinner parties. With this recipe, I went with more of a citrusy taste instead of sugar. Instead of garnishing it with the classic cherry, you can add my signature garnish: a rosebud or rosemary.
03. Easy Holiday Cocktail: Liz’s Wine Cocktail
Bartenura Moscato is stable at the Shabbat dinner table. It is also a great wine to use when you want to make a wine cocktail in a hurry. I love adding lemons/limes and oranges to make it really simple. But, if you want it a little stronger, you can add vodka to it.
04. Easy Holiday Cocktail: Empress Negroni
The Empress 1908 Gin Negroni cocktail recipe is a colorful twist on the classic Negroni. Empress 1908 Gin Negroni is a signature by Empress 1908 Gin Negroni. The Empress Negroni is just the right amount of dry, bitter, citrusy, and sweet.
05. Easy Holiday Cocktail: Apple Cider
Apple Cider Punch is a favorite seasonal cocktail recipe for fall. It is everyone’s favorite cocktail to sip on during autumn evenings. Try this cocktail recipe at your next holiday party.
Sometimes, a great wine cocktail just comes down to the presentation. In days of Instagram, presentation is everything! So the glassware you use to serve cocktails is as important as the cocktail itself. Here are some of my favorite cocktail sets:
Also, I would suggest checking out Etsy for chic napkins, coasters, and straws.
Make sure you pair your dessert and cocktails appropriately! The best desserts that pair well with whiskey are pumpkin pie, pecan pie, chocolate anything, fruit crumbles, lemon bars, sliced fresh pear, and this easy dessert recipe.
As always, drink responsibly! Encourage your guests to use Uber/Lyft or to share rides with a designated driver.
Happy Hanukkah! Happy Holidays! And, HAPPY NEW YEAR!