- 1 Things You Need for Your “At-Home Bar”
- 2 Delicious Cocktails Recipes and Ideas
- 3 Cocktail Glasses for a Classy Christmas Party
We know that there is no “white Christmas” in Australia where temperatures drop below zero where everyone at the Christmas party is wearing a cozy holiday sweater while looking for a place next to the fire pit in the living room. But this doesn’t mean that a great cocktail party is off the menu. In fact, celebrating this important holiday in a warm climate is even better of an opportunity to show off your refreshing drink-mixing skills. So start writing the names on those invitations and bring out the cheer with some amazing cocktails, appetizers and dessert ideas that are all essential ingredients to your party.
Things You Need for Your “At-Home Bar”
Keeping a well-stocked bar could be a significant expense. The good news is that spirits last indefinitely, so you may steadily develop your collection of mixers, garnishes, tools, glassware, and even storage without concerns of spoilage of your spirits. It’s crucial to keep in mind that something is only a “bare necessity” if you use it. Depending on how you intend to utilize your home bar, you can add to or omit from this list of basics. And speaking of basics, even if you have the best mixers and garnishes available, there is no cocktail without a good set of quality still spirits. I know that it’s really easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of liquors available, but rest assured that if you have these essentials on hand, you’ll be able to make the most common cocktails and have an option for every single one of your beloved guests. There’s also no need to spend a lot of money on top-shelf spirits for your collection (though you absolutely may if you want to). In truth, most bartenders don’t even utilize top-shelf alcohol in most of their cocktails.
Delicious Cocktails Recipes and Ideas
With the bartender’s golden ratio of 2:1:1, you can make a flawlessly flavour-balanced cocktail. That’s two parts of the still spirits, one part sweet, and one part sour.
To begin, combine two parts of your preferred spirit: vodka, gin, rum, or whatever you prefer. Second, pour it into a mixing tin filled with ice. Add 1 part of a sweet ingredient to your concoction, such as simple syrup, vermouth, or triple sec. Finally, pour 1 part of something sour into your tin, such as lime juice, lemon juice, or sour mix. Garnish it by choice. For example, use lemon and orange garnish for more fruity cocktails and cinnamon or mint on vanilla or chocolate-based drinks
So let’s get right into the list of most delicious homemade Christmas party cocktails. And as you’re reading, make a list of the ingredients that sound appealing to you or replace them with anything that you personally fancy.
Christmas Citrus Cocktail
With this zesty mix of vodka and citrus notes, your Christmas will be both festive and refreshing. This cocktail is crafted with vodka as the essential ingredient, elderflower liqueur, and freshly squeezed orange juice for additional tanginess. Top it off with pomegranate seeds, a sprig of fresh mint, and a splash of ginger beer (or, for a sugar-free option, a splash of cold-pressed ginger root). This is a well-balanced cocktail that will be the talk of your next Christmas Eve party.
Muddled blackberries give this vodka spritzer a lovely colour, and the vanilla liquor adds sweetness and an irresistible aroma. If enjoying sweet cocktails is on your agenda, this bubbly blackberry-vanilla vodka spritzer is just what you need. Mix the muddled berries with the vanilla, throw in the vodka, a spoon of agave and a splash of rose, club soda or your favourite lemon-flavoured sparkling water.
Irresistible Rum Beverage
This cocktail is a delightful blend of melon, citrus, and cherry flavours that are indeed refreshing and light. Key ingredients to this blend are a melon liqueur, clear rum, and sparkling lemon-lime soda which give the perfect sweet-sour balance for your taste buds. There’s only one issue. You’ll easily lose count of whether you’re on drink number one or drink number six because it is so delicious. So don’t forget that there is rum in it!
A Christmas Miracle
You may experience all of the delightful taste of candy canes in a winter-themed alcoholic beverage thanks to this simple yet amazing recipe. Candy canes are soaked in vodka or gin, which provides the minty, syrupy flavour. It does take some planning because the process can take up to three days, but it’s well worth it. After that, you can use your sugar cane vodka to make a variety of delightful cocktails.
Bring Out The Martini
This seasonal version of the Cranberry Christmas Cocktail Martini is elegant, sophisticated, and surprisingly easy to make. A colourful, energizing drink made with elderflower liqueur, gin and cranberry will keep the party going late into the night.
A Punch-Line for the Holidays
Any festive gathering will sparkle with this zesty punch. It’s a refreshing combination of sparkling wine, black rum, citrus, cranberries, and fresh ginger root. Fill it with ice, fresh cranberries, and orange slices for a vibrant cocktail that will have your guests asking for more.
Sweet Cranberry Mimosa
Mimosas are the perfect no-fuss cocktail, and this holiday variation keeps the trend going with a simple yet delicious recipe. All you’ll need are fresh or previously frozen tart cranberries, sweet maple or agave syrup and bubbly champagne to add some flare to your holiday season!
Remember you can always swap out the simple sugar (which is basically hot water and sugar) with stevia or organic maple syrup if you don’t want your drink to affect your waist too much.
Cocktail Glasses for a Classy Christmas Party
Serve your homemade drink in the correct glass to maximize the flavour. Taste, scent, and warmth can all be affected by the glass. While there are numerous cocktail glasses, the following are the most popular:
Martini Glass: Sleek, but meant to keep drinkers’ hands off the glass and on the stem. This keeps the drink from being too hot.
Copper mug: Because copper is a good temperature conductor, it may be used to keep drinks ice cold such as Moscow Mule.
Perfectly proportioned for two ounces of booze, ice, and a garnish is a Rocks Glass. The ideal glass for cocktails with a limited number of components.
Highball Glass: A taller version of the rocks glass. Cocktails crafted with the golden ratio in mind will fit well in this glass.
Hurricane Glass: Usually the largest cups in a bartender’s inventory, they’re utilized to hold more drink (and more liquor)