Christmas Kickoff: Start the Season Right (Slideshow)
December 6, 2013
13 drinks to make for your first official holiday weekend
The Gin Flip
Gin-loving guests will appreciate this riff on the traditional holiday eggnog.
The Sparkling Bee’s Knees
Spice up your New Year's toast with this simple but sophisticated cocktail.
Pulled straight from the pages of Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, the Dog's Nose can also be served warm for a mulled wine effect.
Cinnamon adds a wintry twist to the gin fizz cocktail. Serve as bottled cocktails to delight guests and liberate the host from all-night bar duty.
Tanqueray Hot Cider
Try a juniper-infused twist on this cold weather classic. Aprés ski, anyone?
Named for Tanqueray's original distillation site in London, this punch delights your guests and creates a striking centerpiece for your party.
Winter Star Martini
This is made with various fruits such as raspberries and pears, and with it your holidays couldn't be any sweeter!
Winter Star Nog
With espresso, hot chocolate, and jalapeño for that extra kick, this nog is anything but ordinary! There's even white chocolate used as a garnish, for an extra-delicious holiday treat.
Spicy Sage Margarita
A bit of a tang, a bit of tart, this delicious typical summertime drink bundles up for the winter with that hint of sage and spice.
The Double Shot Martini
Dessert and drink? Yes, please! This delicious holiday drink is perfect for a party, with two simple but decadent desserts!
Midori Peppermint Kiss
Peppermint is the epitome of winter holiday flavors! It’s so refreshing. This drink pairs it with melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and lemon juice.
Frothy and delicious, this holiday drink is perfect for a party or even after a holiday dinner.
Midori’s Elf Kiss
This drink not only looks the part with its festive colors, but its tasts perfectly sweet is dangerously easy to drink while you socialize.