Holiday Drink Ideas: Make Your Holiday Parties Fun and Memorable

Are you hosting your friends and family this year for the holiday meal in Chestnut Hill? Are you racking your brain to try and figure out a festive drink to serve for Chanukah or Christmas? We did some research for you and picked a few of our favorites! We hope this helps you plan your holiday festivities!

            Christmosassimilar to mimosas except you add sparkling grape juice instead of orange juice to your champagne! You also add a few more kinds of fruit to make your glass look festive! In a large pitcher or bowl, add 2 chopped Granny Smith Apples, 1 cup of whole fresh cranberries, 1 cup of green grapes cut in half, and 1 cup of pomegranate seeds. Pour the mixture over sparkling grape juice and champagne before serving.

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            You can’t go wrong with the classic eggnogWhy not put a twist on it and make it a gingerbread eggnog white Russian!? Mix ½ tsp cinnamon with 2 tsp of sugar and pour it onto a plate. Wet the rims of each glass and dip the rims into the cinnamon mixture. In a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice and add 4 oz eggnog, 4 oz vodka, 4oz Kahlua, 3 teaspoons of molasses, and 1/8 tsp of ginger. Shake it to combine and pour it into the glasses and top with whipped cream and drizzle with molasses. 


            For your Chanukah party, try a Blue Star.  Add 1oz vodka, 1/2oz blue curacao, ½ oz white cranberry juice, shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Squeeze and drop a lime wedge into the glass. 


A drink is a great way to make your guests feel comfortable and take your holiday festivities up one level. They also make for a great icebreaker because they’ll be a conversation starter! In addition, if you’re having a bartender, you can make it easier on the bartender by having a limited and very specific menu. Happy Holidays and Happy partying!