Saturday, December 5, 2015

Cocktail Hour-Holiday Cocktail Recipe Roundup

In honor of the anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act on December 5, 1933...and The Fat Chick's Holiday Shindig last night, this issue of Cocktail Hour brings you all the holiday party beverages you could want! (Until we find more we deem worthy of excitement.)

1-Spice Cider

This cider recipe from SpoonForkBacon combines my favorite apple cider with amazing spices and a splash of bourbon for a grown up twist on an old classic. 

2-Whiskey Punch

Looking for another mass alcohol delivery for a crowd?  Try this Citrus Whiskey Punch from Bon Appetit. Try Power's Irish Whiskey for a smooth taste. 


Ah, mimosas.  As we say, they're the classy way to drink before noon.  Think beyond the OJ with these six holiday versions from Delish


While I typically view sangria as a summer drink, this winter version looks absolutely delicious. Check out this Apple Cinnamon Sangria from Better Homes and Gardens  

5-Mulled Wine

Now here is my favorite way to drink wine in the winter-mulled.  Food and Wine has all the tips and tricks you need to make your own.

So there you have it!  But what about hot toddies and buttered rum and wassail and egg nog and all those others?  Check out this article from Real Simple for 9 more classic Christmas cocktails. Heh. 
In mutual hangover,