Delish is my go to when entertaining or even just in the mood for something festive for myself. This goes for both food and drink. When it comes to the holidays, I always end up being the resident bartender in our house – whether it’s opening a bottle of wine or whipping up a hot toddy [or mulled wine].
I decided to try out something different this year and make some craft holiday cocktails for my family to enjoy. Being that we’re all home, now is the best time to experiment and get some honest feedback on if it’s a hit or a miss. Here’s what we thought of some of Delish’s 50 Easy Christmas Cocktails.
Classic Eggnog – always a miss to be honest. Eggnog is definitely an acquired taste and its thick and creamy texture just isn’t it for our family. [hard pass…]
Peppermintinis – If you like peppermint bark, this really is the liquid (and boozy) form. These are refreshing and sweet – and stiff.
White Christmas Margarita – I was the only one who wasn’t a fan of these and that’s only because I’m not a huge coconut fan (unless it’s in an almond joy). They are a little on the sweeter side, so not an everyday drink, but great for one evening this week.
Cranberry Mimosas – now, these are super simple and a great christmas brunch take on a classic. They look gorgeous and are sweet and refreshing.
Andes Mint Hotchata – I’m personally not a rumchata fan.. However, as one of the only hot drinks on the list, we gave these a shot [no pun intended]. Let me tell you – they’re dangerous. I love andes mints and you can’t taste a drop of alcohol.
Boozy S’mores Shake – I’ll be real – I’m the only one who wanted this. I absolutely love s’mores and putting bailey’s in anything is an easy cocktail fix for anyone with a sweet tooth. The supplies necessary are a bit much but the end product is well worth it.
Milk & Cookies Shot – this was such a cute idea, and to be honest, we had these without the baileys. It is something SUPER easy to do and get the kids involved. Win all around (unless you’re lactose sensitive…)
Mistletoe Mules – a Moscow Mule is probably my favorite drink if I’m not ordering a vodka soda and this holiday spin is a great pick if you’re like me. It’s basically a standard Moscow Mule but with festive garnish [she’ll do anything for a moscow mule, will make it fit any holiday]
Candy Cane Vodka – this one is so simple – crush up some candy canes and throw them in a jar with some vodka. It is festive, light, and tastes minty fresh. You will have shots ready all week long.
What are your go-to cocktails when you’re home for the holidays? Do you experiment or just stick with the basics?