Lifestyle November 24, 2020

Mixed Drinks for the Holidays

Mixed Drinks for the Holidays

Mixed Drinks for the Holidays

Whether you are having family holiday gatherings or some virtual holiday gatherings, mixed drinks are a must! Especially, if the gathering involves that in-law you have a hard time getting along with. It is easy to stick to your normal drink. But, why not change it up for the holidays and help you get in the holiday mood? Explore these drinks that will make your holidays shine.The Panettone & Wassail

The Panettone

First, we will start with this delicious drink that is similar to the taste of Italian dessert bread with a sweet citrus taste. One sip and you’ll be in love. Are you in love with Italian dessert bread? Here is the full recipe.

1 ½ ounces Vodka

½ ounce Grand Marnier

½ ounce Orgeat Syrup



Orange peel


Wassail is a delicious hot spiced apple drink with apple and orange juice topped with an orange slice that is great for holidays. Even the smell of this drink will have you wanting more! Do you like apple juice and orange juice? This is the drink for you. Wassail is a mulled cider that is warmed which, subsequently, makes this perfect for these colder months. See the full recipe here.

1 Gallon Apple Juice or Apple Cider

½ cup Brown Sugar

½ cup Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate

1 Orange sliced

2 tsp whole Cloves

2 tsp whole Allspice

3 sticks Cinnamon

2 whole Nutmeg

Grapefruit Cardamom Gin Fizz, Holiday Sangria, & Apple Toddy

Grapefruit Cardamom Gin Fizz

Grapefruit Cardamom Gin Fizz looks and tastes beautiful. Grapefruit adds a gorgeous pink color and a tartness, while the rosemary syrup adds a garnish of purple and an earthy taste. In addition, Prosecco counters the tartness of the grapefruit. Try this drink by following the full recipe here.

2 oz Rosemary syrup (recipe below)

3 oz Cardamom infused gin (recipe below)

½ cup Grapefruit juice

Splash of prosecco, chilled

Rosemary sprigs

Grapefruit peel, for garnish

Holiday Sangria

Is one of your regular go-to drinks Sangiria? this holiday version might be the way to go! This holiday sangria is perfect for hosting or to just as an easy drink to refill during a virtual holiday party with it’s sweet, fruity taste. Pre-making this drink can be easy, especially if you are hosting. With this recipe, you don’t have to equally spend time on preparing the food, entertaining guests, and making drinks. Check out the full recipe here.

1 Bottle sparkling apple cider

1 Bottle red wine

1 cup Brandy

¼ cup Sugar

2 cups Cranberries

1 Orange, sliced

1 Apple, cubed

2-3 Cinnamon sticks

4 Star anise

4 Sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish

Holiday Apple Toddy

Lastly, the Apple Toddy has a delicious apple cinnamon flavor that is sure to warm you up on a cold Fall or Winter night. If you have apples laying around, fresh-pressed cider is the best way to make an Apple Toddy. This drink will complete your holidays. Find the full recipe here.

½ Orange, halved

4 Cloves

3 cups Apple Cider

2 Cinnamon Sticks

Whiskey or Apple Brandy, to taste

1 cup Heavy Cream, whipped to soft peaks