Do I hear bells? We’re in the holiday spirit here at Kristine King Events and what better way to celebrate the festivities and ring in the new year than with some easy, fun, homemade cocktails! Whether you’re having a dinner party, cocktail party or just relaxing at home with your family, sit back and relax and enjoy these fun holiday inspired drinks!
Rosemary and cranberry cocktail:
The prep time is super easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. All you have to do is mix everything into a pitcher and garnish with red cranberry’s and rosemary. Nothing says the holidays more than bubbly in the color red!
- 2 oz Vodka
- 75 oz Grenadine
- Seltzer water
- Cranberries, for garnish
- Rosemary, for garnish
- Star Anise
Holiday berry mocktail
The next holiday cocktail is wonderful for mom’s to be and for the kids! This refreshing berry “mocktail” is bursting with raspberry’s, blueberry’s and strawberry and the color is so festive!
- 5 fresh raspberries
- 4 fresh blueberries
- 2 fresh blackberries
- 1 1/2 tablespoons light agave nectar
- 5 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 6 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons ginger ale
- Garnish: halved fresh raspberries and blackberries (optional)
Salted caramel nutmeg
For all the nutmeg lovers out there (my husband and dad included!) we had to include our favorite recipe from The Cookie Rookie. This cocktail is festive and delicious, making the most wonderful time of the year even more wonderful!
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- ¾ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 5 eggs
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- ½ cup caramel syrup, plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon sea salt, plus more for garnish
In a large saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once it starts to boil, remove from the heat. Allow to sit for at least 5-10 minutes to steep. In a large stand mixer, beat eggs and sugar on medium high/high until fully combined.
Pour egg mixture into the milk and whisk quickly until fully combined.
Add caramel, sea salt, and rum (if using). Continue whisking to fully combine.
This refreshing cocktail is awesome when hosting a large party. You can easily whip it up ahead of time in a large quantity and your guests will be set for the night! Who doesn't love sangria?!
- 2 (750-milliliter) bottles white Zinfandel
- 4 cups white grape juice
- 1 sliced orange, lemon, and lime
Enjoy the holiday season and feel free to let us know what you thought of the drinks!! :)