Our resident entertaining expert said it best: Find a signature cocktail to host a holiday fete with style. We know, it sounds intimidating — but branching out beyond wine and beer isn’t that difficult. We’ve compiled 5 decadent, delicious cocktails to finish off the holidays right — all with little to no bartending skills required.
1. Dulche de Leche Martini
2 ounces Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon
1/2 ounce Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka
Combine Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon and Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a martini glass.
We suggest serving it in one of our Schotts Zwiesel Martini Glasses (shown above).
2. Ciroc Bellini
1.25 oz of Ciroc Peach
Pour the Ciroc in a champagne flute, and fill to the top with champagne.
We suggest serving it in our champagne flutes from our Caterer’s 12-Piece Glassware Set.
3. General Harrison’s Eggnog
1.3 oz. George Dickel Rye
.75 oz. mixture of equal parts egg white, sugar and syrup
1 dash DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
2 oz. apple cider
Mix all ingredients in a large mug and dust with fresh nutmeg.
We suggest serving this in a Great White Latte Mug.
4. Bulleit Rye Manhattan
1 oz Bulleit® Rye
0.5 oz sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Mix all ingredients and stir with ice in a cold glass. We suggest a Library Double Old-Fashioned Glass.
5. Ketel One Hot Chocolate
1 oz Ketel One vodka
5 oz hot cocoa
¾ oz heavy cream
¼ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Combine all ingredients and serve warm in a glass mug. Lightly dust with cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
We like ours topped with extra whipped cream in one of our Alphabet Mugs.
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