We all know of the pressure during the holiday season, maybe most of it placed on ourselves by ourselves, still, we all strive to be the perfect host to both family and friends. Everyone needs to be entertained, need to be spoiled with great eats and of course you want to place a drink on their hand that is worth commenting on. Every year you try a different eggnog recipe, yet why not make this year, that special year where you ignore all the traditional stuff such as Mulled Wine and Rum & Eggnog and replace it with some of the most sensational alternatives.
Everyone loves an interesting drink, it is often a great conversation starter, but most of the time too difficult to perfect and too time-consuming, so here are the quick and super fun drinks you get to serve this year.
Holiday Twist with Coffee
0.5 oz Coffee
1 oz Martini Rosso
1 oz Star of Bombay Gin
1 oz Campari
Stir in all the ingredients into a mixing glass already filled with ice and then fine-strain it into a chilled glass, while the final touch is the coffee bean and orange wheel.
Grey Goose Espresso Martini
Another great coffee themed surprise to served up some deliciousness this holiday season is the Grey Goose Espresso Martini. It is quick to mix and can be served in a number of great ways.
Only three ingredients:
1 oz Espresso
0.75 oz Premium Coffee Liqueur
1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
Pour it all into a cocktail shaker and give quite the shake, then double strain it into a pre-chilled martini glass and decorate with mint leaves or spice it up with nutmeg.
Welcome the Grand with a Bowl of Punch
Why make each cocktail individually when you can ready a bowl of it well in advance, forget the Eggnog and rum, it is time to impress your guests with something truly divine.
2 cups Grand Marnier
2 cups Pineapple Juice
4 cups Ginger Ale
2 bottles of Champagne (chilled)
0.5 cup Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 cups Fresh Raspberries
Its quick and easy, since all you have to do is mix all the ingredients in a large punch bowl.
Ohh, the Paper Plane is one that should not be kept secret till the holiday season, actually you might look for excuses to make and serve this one!
1.5 oz Bourbon
1.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1.5 oz Amaro
1.5 oz Aperol
The Paper Plane is again one of those so easy to make that you’ll hardly see it as an extra chore just before the big party, you simply combine all delicious ingredients into a shaker and mix it all up together with ice. Well, there is a whole lot of shaking’ going on, since you need to shake it for around 20 seconds, and once that is out of the way you strain it into chilled glasses and enjoy all the compliments form your appreciative guests.