Christmas is right around the corner – literally it is – we have ten days left! This means that Christmas parties will be in full swing and with Christmas parties come potlucks. This year, instead of bringing a fruitcake (ew) why not try something fun – like a unique Christmas-themed drink. Take a look below at some of the best alcoholic and non-alcoholic Christmas drinks to try at your Christmas bash this year.
Reindeer Bubbles: This drink is a twist on your classic champagne drink. All you need to complete this beauty is champagne or Prosecco, green rimming sugar, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate syrup.
First, you want to decorate your glass. Drizzle pomegranate syrup on a plate and then, on a different plate, add your rimming sugar. Dip your champagne flute into the syrup, wait a moment to make sure it does not drip or spread, then dip it into the rimming sugar, equally covering the rim.
Add a teaspoon of pomegranate seeds into the bottom of the glass, then pour two teaspoons of pomegranate syrup over the top of them. All you need to do now is add your champagne or Prosecco and enjoy!
Peppermint White Russian: Everybody knows what a white Russian is – vodka and Kahlua – but this recipe adds a bit of Christmas to it. To keep the festive drinks going, a peppermint white Russian would be a great drink for a holiday party.
This recipe calls for Kahlua, vodka, peppermint schnapps, half and half, ice, clear corn syrup, and crushed candy canes.
First, rim the glass with the crushed candy canes, just dip the rim in the corn syrup and then dip onto the candy canes.
Next, fill the class with ¾ of an ounce of Kahlua, ¾ of an ounce vodka, and ¾ of an ounce of peppermint schnapps. Top the drink off with half and half and add as much ice as you like. Ta-da! You’ve now made a holiday white Russian.
Blue Sparkling Star: This drink is so pretty to look at that your guest may want to stare at it instead of actually drink it. All that is in this drink is orange infused vodka, blue curacao, and champagne.
If you want to line your glass, all you need is corn syrup and blue rimming sugar. Dip your champagne flute into the syrup, wait a moment, then rim the glass with the sugar.
Next, pour one ounce of the orange infused vodka and one ounce of the blue curacao into your glass. Top each glass of with champagne and you are done! A pretty holiday drink for your guest to enjoy.
The Grinch: This fun green drink is perfect for the holidays and looks really cool too. The ingredients are lime Jell-O and lemon-lime soda. First, make your Jell-O by following the instructions on the back of the box (the small box will work for this recipe).
After your Jell-O has set and became actual gelatin, add pieces of it to the bottom of a cup. The recipe suggests adding straws to the Jell-O as it sets to form weird gelatin strings, but it is up to you how you want the Jell-O to look at the bottom of the glass.
Next, add the lemon-lime soda and your drink is ready to go.
Eggnog Shooters: This drink is really simple to do if you buy the eggnog from the store. All you need is eggnog, whipped cream, vanilla extract, and edible gold glitter. Take a shot glass, use the vanilla extract to rim it, then add the edible gold glitter to the top.
Next, pour your eggnog and top it off with whipped cream. If you want an extra sparkle, you can add edible glitter on top of the whipped cream or buy edible stars – whatever you like.
This drink also does not have to be a shooter – you can make the same drink in a normal sized drinking glass and it will still look pretty and taste great.
Cranberry Lime Spritzer: Martinelli’s apple cider is one of my favorite drinks to enjoy around the holidays since I do not drink. This recipe takes the apple cider and mixes it with a few more ingredients to make a great holiday drink. All you need is apple cider, cranberry juice, lime juice, frozen cranberries, lime wedges, honey, and unsweetened coconut.
First, you want to rim the glass using the honey and coconut. Dip the glass in the honey, wait a minute, then rim it with the coconut. Next pour one tablespoon of lime juice and ¼ cup of cranberry juice to the glass. Top the glass off with one cup of apple cider. You can garnish the glass with a lime wedge and use the frozen cranberries to keep the drink cold.
Try these fun drinks and let us know what you think! Happy Holidays!