Having a good selection of beer, wine and liquor is a necessity at any holiday party, but you also need to serve a few cocktails. Here are some recipes that are tasty, potent and easily executable.
Six cups vodka
Two liters Canada Dry Cranberry Ginger Ale
One cup of Rose’s Lime Juice cordial
Half cup of maraschino cherries
Two oranges, sliced in rounds
Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl, stir and keep refrigerated or serve over ice.
Eight cups bourbon
One gallon eggnog
One tablespoon cinnamon
One tablespoon nutmeg
Combine ingredients, stir and keep refrigerated. Serve with a cinnamon stick.
One (750 ml) bottle red wine
Four ounces brandy
Four cups apple cider
Two ounces honey
Five whole cloves
Juice and zest from one orange
Three cinnamon sticks
Combine ingredients in a large pot and bring to a simmer for 30 minutes with continuous stirring. Serve warm with a cinnamon stick garnish.
Two and a half ounces gin
Half ounce dry vermouth
Combine gin and vermouth with ice in a mixer. Stir. Pour into a martini glass, add one dash of Angostura bitters and garnish with a lemon twist.