As the holiday season gets closer and closer, you’ll have more and more parties to attend and probably to host. That means it’s time to swap your tequila for Irish cream, stock up on cinnamon sticks, and refine your cocktail list. Cocktails can make or break a party, and it’s nice to have a crowd-pleasing option for your guests who don’t drink wine or beer. It’s also a great way to acknowledge a special event or tie together a party theme. Here are five cocktail recipes that will make all your guests happy, and help you kick off the holiday season right.
1. Pumpkin Pie Shooters
Over the past few years, fall has quickly become all about pumpkin spice everything. That said, this recipe will become a fast favourite of all your guests, and will no doubt keep people talking about your cute little on-trend shots.
Recipe on: anightowlblog.com
2. The Southern Lady
Peach iced tea might seem a little summery, but add some pecan-flavoured vodka and you have a cocktail worthy of a chilly fall evening. Serve it in a mason jar with a peach slice and a cinnamon stick, and you’ll have the perfect dessert cocktail for any holiday party.
Recipe on: bethcakes.com
3. Apple Bourbon Bellini
Champagne cocktails are the best for brunch parties, but they are a little reminiscent of summer. The difference with this Bellini is the addition of seasonal apples, and a hit of apple bourbon. Adding the apple slice along the side of the glass will make this cocktail all the more festive.
Recipe on: foodfanatic.com
4. Cranberry Margaritas
Margaritas are everyone’s favourite summer drink, so it only makes sense to give them a festive update for the fall. Swapping strawberries for cranberries only makes sense. You can rim your glasses with salt as you would with any other margarita, but we recommend sugar since fresh cranberries are so tart.
Recipe on: gimmesomeoven.com
5. Hard Apple Cider Sangria
Sangria is such an easy drink to whip up for a party. You can pretty much toss in whatever fruit you have and know it’ll taste great. The difference with this recipe is seasonal apple cider and brandy for the perfect fall iteration of the classic punch.
Recipe on: soogoodblog.com
Which recipe will you try this holiday season? Sound off in the comments below!
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