Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry! I’ve rounded up three of my favorite holiday cocktails you can serve and enjoy with brunch, dinner and dessert.
Sidenote: Limiting this list to three was tough! I highly recommend browsing the sites I linked below for additional cocktail inspiration — there are so many festive and delicious options to choose from!
BRUNCH: CRANBERRY MIMOSAS
If you’re hosting a holiday brunch or you’re in the mood for some bubbles Christmas morning, these cranberry mimosas are the perfect option! The sugar rim with the fresh sprig of rosemary make them look extra festive. Instead of putting these together in advance, I recommend setting up a mimosa bar with all of the fixings included in the recipe linked above!
DINNER: POMEGRANATE RED WINE SPRITZERS
As the saying goes, the holidays are a marathon, not a sprint. These pomegranate wine spritzers are a refreshing option you and your fam can enjoy all night long — and hopefully won’t leave you feeling like you had one too many the next day!
DESSERT: BRANDY ALEXANDER MILKSHAKES
Pass on the ice cream and serve these delicious boozy milkshakes to your guests for dessert. They won’t be disappointed!
I couldn’t find a recipe I loved online for the actual shake version of this cocktail, so I’m sharing how we typically make them on Christmas below. To get the best result, use high quality ingredients because there are really only three components to this drink!
- 1 ounce Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
- 1 ounce of good brandy
- 2-3 big scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream
- Handful of ice cubes
- Whole nutmeg, for garnish
- Optional: Whipped cream on top
Instructions: Blend all ingredients (except the nutmeg) until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass. Grate nutmeg over top. Top with whipped cream!
If you end up making one of these cocktails, share your photo with @entertainwithgrace on Instagram. Cheers!