We all know food is the real MVP when it comes to the Holidays.
But the runner up? The dranks.
Appetizers and drinks are my favorite part of any party. They’re the prelude into what’s to come and the first thing guests will see when they arrive. You bet they have to look amazing, but they have to actually taste incredible too.
I’m going to share with you 5 recipes that will help set your Holiday aesthetic for any party this season. Not only will these drinks help liven the party, you can also make any of these without alcohol for your guests who don’t drink.
For these recipes, it will help if you have a cocktail shaker. It will also help if it’s a really cute one like this, this, or this. The cuter the shaker, the better the drinks. OK, that’s not true but whatever.
A mule is one of the most popular Holiday drinks. This one is like the Moscow Mule, but with a cranberry twist. You will need:
4 oz vodka
1.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice (about 1 lime)
4 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
6 oz ginger beer
4 to 6 cranberries (for garnish)
rosemary sprig (for garnish)
Fill your shaker with ice & shake together the vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
Fill 2 copper mugs with ice and strain half of the cocktail into the mugs.
Fill the rest of the mugs with ginger beer and top it off with cranberries and your rosemary.