Holiday Drinks for Every Occasion

It’s hard to ignore the holiday spirit that comes with winter weather. When it comes to planning events large and small, it can be difficult to decide what recipes work well for particular occasions.

Here are some ideas for recipes that can fit your upcoming gatherings!

Company Dinner Party

Bring joy to your colleagues with this candy cane cocktail recipe! Regardless if your company dinner party is low key or formal, your guests will love this festive drink from Martha Stewart.

Candy Cane Cocktail

1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
2 ounces strawberry vodka
4 dashes white creme de menthe
2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
Ice cubes

Place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. Holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.

In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.

Winter Wedding

What better way to celebrate your wedding with your friends and family than with a festive holiday punch? Check out this seasonal punch recipe from Food & Wine and add it to your wedding reception menu!

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

1 quart pomegranate juice
2 cups fresh orange juice, strained
2 cups chilled limeade
One 750-milliliter bottle Prosecco
Lime and orange slices, for garnish
1 cup pomegranate seeds

In a punch bowl, combine the pomegranate juice, orange juice and limeade. Pour in the Prosecco; float lime and orange slices on top. Ladle into 12 ice-filled glasses, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and serve.

Fundraising Dinner

Raising money for charity often means you will host a sit-down dinner or a gala with items up for auction. If you want to give guests a taste of the holiday season, a nonalcoholic beverage option works for any age group! Martha Stewart has a great cranberry sparkler recipe with just the right kind of tang and sweetness for any palate.

Cranberry Sparkler

1 1/2 ounces Blackberry Puree
2 ounces white cranberry juice
2 to 3 ounces sparkling water
1 sprig mint, for garnish

Place blackberry puree and cranberry juice in a champagne flute. Add sparkling water to fill. Garnish with mint.

Family Gathering

Bubbly punch paired with sherbet is a much loved beverage for ages young and old. If your holiday party includes younger children and adults, a punch recipe complements your sweet treats and savory meals. Food Network offers a delicious Christmas Sherbet Punch recipe that is both creamy and tasty.

Christmas Sherbet Punch

1 gallon raspberry sherbet
16 cups (1 gallon) cranberry juice (or cranberry mixed with pomegranate), well chilled
Two 2-liter bottles ginger ale, well chilled

Make sure all the ingredients are very cold. Scoop the sherbet into a large punch bowl, then pour in the cranberry juice and ginger ale and stir gently.

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