The Best Cocktails for Your Holiday Party

Thanksgiving is next week (how did that happen??), which means holiday party season is upon us! The next month will be filled with social events and family time, both of which make us want to reach for a grown up beverage! Whether you're looking for a holiday punch recipe or a cocktail to enjoy on Christmas morning, we've got you covered. Some of these recipes are inspired by classic cocktails and some are our own original recipe (but we won't say anything if you steal them and call them your own!).

Grapefruit Rosemary French 75

1 oz gin

.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

Shake all ingredients together, pour into a flute and top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon zest.

This cocktail can be made to order or turned into a large scale punch. Here is the recipe sized up to make 16 servings:

2 cups gin

1 cup lemon juice

1 large bottle Grapefruit Rosemary Crescent Simples

2 bottles champagne

Blackberry Pomegranate Martini

1.5 oz vodka

.5 oz Pama liqeur

.75 oz lemon juice

.5 oz Blackberry Vanilla Crescent Simples

Shake and serve up with pomegranate arils as a garnish.

Apple Cider Hot Toddy

4 oz apple cider

4 oz water

2 oz bourbon

1 oz lemon juice

.5 oz Orange Spice Crescent Simples

Heat all ingredients together in a pan over medium heat on the stove. Garnish with an orange zest.

This cocktail can also be made in a large batch. To serve 8, size it up like this:

4 cups apple cider

4 cups water

2 cups bourbon

1 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup Orange Spice Crescent Simples

Holiday Morning Coffee

2 oz coffee

1.5 oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist vodka

.5 oz Bailey's

.5 oz Blackberry Vanilla Crescent Simples

3 dashes chocolate bitters

1 egg white

Dry shake first, then shake with ice. Serve up with a candy cane garnish.

We love to give cocktail kits as a gift, as well! Take one of the recipes from this blog, buy the non-perishable ingredients and combine them all in a basket together. Put a card inside with the recipe written out and tie a bow around the handle!