‘Tis the season for cozying up under warm blankets, taking in the holiday events around the city, and of course, indulging in festivities with family and friends.
You can head out on the town in Hamilton and spend some time at the Waterfront Festival of Lights, admire the adorned holiday tree at City Hall, or take in a show, like the Elvis Christmas Special. And what better way to top off the day than with an evening of festive cocktails back at your place? It’s always an exciting time for embracing the thrill of the holidays by hosting your own cocktail party at home.
To help get you inspired, here are some festive drink and cocktail ideas to serve up at your holiday party this year.
Hot Buttered Rum Punch
This cocktail tastes as good as it sounds! All you have to do is get out your slow cooker (or any pot will do) and combine pineapple juice, water, cranberry sauce, rum, brown sugar, cloves, salt, nutmeg, and all spice. Stir it all up and let it simmer for about 3 hours to build up all those flavours. Once it’s ready to serve, top each mug off with a cinnamon stick and a touch of butter for that dash of richness.
A holiday cocktail party is the perfect time to dust off that punch bowl and put it to use. You can create this holiday punch recipe with or without spirits – it’s tasty either way! Mix together cranberry juice, sugar, pineapple juice, and almond extract. This should be refrigerated at least a few hours before serving (it can also be made the day before). Then add in some ginger ale, or your selection of alcohol once you’re ready to serve.
Eggnog Chai & Brandy
Eggnog is, of course, a staple at any holiday cocktail party. Some people love it, some people aren’t quite endeared by the richness, but it is expected nonetheless. Combine warm chai tea (you can buy a concentrate version) with creamy eggnog, and then add your brandy of choice, if you choose to liquor it up. The combinations of the creamy, vanilla flavor with that touch of brandy are the perfect warm holiday cocktail to sip on a cold wintery night.
Add in those perfect holiday spices to your cocktail party this year with some of these ideas that will fill your home with delicious flavours (and aromas) you and your guests will love!
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