The citrus fruit makes for a delicious cocktail garnish and the juice will make your holiday cocktails good enough to make even the most finicky guest smile. Here are some fun holiday cocktail ideas that you can use to make your next holiday party the best one you’ve ever thrown:
The Mistletoe Martini
To make this delicious cocktail start with a high quality vodka. Mix with freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, and chilled cranberry tea. The blush color of the drink and the sweet taste will have your friends and family kissing you for creating such a delicious drink. You can make a non-alcoholic version for the kids by substituting ginger ale or club soda for the vodka.
Non-alcoholic version – take 1 Part Simple Syrup - 2 Whole Black Currant - Sparkly grape Mix with freshly squeezed orange juice Muddle black currant and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Peach Pomegranate Martini
This refreshingly light holiday cocktail uses pomegranate liquor as a base so it also has a beautiful color. Mix equal parts pomegranate liquor and peach schnapps together with freshly squeezed juice from navel oranges or from tangerines. Add a little sugar and use some candied orange rind for a beautiful garnish. Your guests who prefer light cocktails will love this drink because it has such a light taste.
English Christmas Punch
This traditional punch can be made with or without alcohol and it’s a beautiful way to create a Christmas atmosphere for your holiday party. If you’re a Christmas traditionalist and you love the elements that are commonly associated with Christmas. You will just love this delicious punch that has been used to celebrate Christmas for generations.
To make English Christmas Punch combine your favorite dark rum in equal parts with a delicious dry red wine. Add in some very strongly brewed tea, freshly squeezed orange juice from navel oranges, sugar, and a little lemon juice. Heat until warm through and serve warm. Your family and friends will find it easy to get into the holiday spirit after a glass or two of this wonderfully traditional holiday punch.
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