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Today is Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas. We have had a lot of great holiday-making ideas. Check back at South House Design to see all of her great DIY ideas. Yesterday she shared how to snow crust Christmas greenery. Today I’m snow-crusting cranberries and raspberries to use as a garnish on my Holiday cocktails.
It’s really simple. Dip your cranberries and raspberries into simple syrup, to coat. Then put your fruit into a bowl of sugar and gently toss the fruit to coat. Using a slotted spoon, remove the fruit from the bowl of sugar and let rest on a piece of parchment paper.
5 Holiday Cocktails for 5 Holiday Events
When you’re having company for the holidays, you’ll want to know how to make the perfect holiday cocktail.
While I want everyone who I entertain to enjoy their favorite beverage, I also like to offer a festive signature holiday cocktail.
It’s been my experience that most people will only want one and then switch to their preferred drink. That being said, you don’t need to spend a fortune on ingredients for a ton of drinks. I also only have one “special” drink per event.
I’m going to share some of my favorites and the occasion that I would serve them. If you want suggestions for clean, affordable wines, check out my post HERE.
I also love a great charcuterie board for any type of entertaining. I share how to make a perfect board HERE.
Holiday Cocktail Party
Cran-Raspberry Sparkling Martini
- 1 oz champagne or prosecco
- 1-1/2 oz Raspberry Vodka
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Cran-Raspberry Cocktail Juice
- 1 tblsp fresh lemon juice
- Pour champagne or prosecco into a martini glass
- Shake remaining ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with sugared raspberries and fresh rosemary
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Beer Infused Old-Fashion
- 1 oz oatmeal stout I used Samual Smith
- 1-1/2 oz bourbon I use Woodford Reserve
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 3 dashes bitter
- orange peel & maraschino cherries
- Mix all in a glass with large square ice cubes. Garnish with cherries and orange peel .
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Cran-Raspberry Wine Spritzer
- 2 ounces Prosecco
- 1 ounces sparkling water
- 1 ounces cran-raspberry drink
- Pour over ice and garnish with raspberries
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Bailey’s Peppermint Coffee
- 1-1/2 oz baileys
- 5 oz coffee
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Crushed Peppermint candy or peppermint bark
- Brew coffee and add to cup with baileys
- Whip cream until stiff – spoon the whipped cream on top of the coffee mixture
- garnish with crushed peppermint or peppermint bark
Raspberry Moscow Mule
- 1-1/2 oz vodka
- 4 oz ginger beer
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- juice from 1/2 of lime
- mix all ingredients in a copper mug and add ice
- garnish with rosemary and sugared cranberries
What Do You Serve Your Cocktails In?
I love vintage! I collect all things vintage and I love to use my vintage glassware for entertaining. How beautiful is it to have a cocktail in a stunning vintage Waterford Double Old Fashioned or an etched glass Fostoria Wine Glass?
If you have beautiful things, you should use them. I believe it was Oprah who said that!
What is the point of having nice things if you don’t enjoy your treasures?
I also have glassware from Dollar Tree and I treasure them too. Everything I have, I have because I love it and it serves a purpose. There is a place in my home for both the old and new.
12 Days of Christmas Making
Earlier this week I shared our family Christmas Eve Tradition of making Swedish Potato Sausage. You can read my little sentimental journey HERE.
We will pick up with Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Making on Monday at South House Design! I can’t wait to see what Diane is up to.
If you want to read about our Traditional Christmas Eve you can find that HERE.
I hope you are having a great weekend and I’ll see you on Tuesday!
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12 Days of Christmas Making Recap
Day 8 – We Love Our Frame TV
Day 10 – Casual Holiday Entertaining
Day 12 – Christmas Eve at Our House