Feeling festive this season but wondering how you can incorporate the changing of seasons into your wedding or event? Look no further than the bar! We have some specialty holiday cocktails to spice up your list of beverages to round out this year. These drinks range from sweet and light to spicy and savory.
Give your champagne signature drink a twist by serving pomegranate champagne or guava mimosas. All you have to do is add a few pomegranate seeds to each glass and it creates a refreshed taste to a traditional glass of bubbly. You can even add a small sprig of rosemary to give it another dimension! The guava mimosas are pretty simple, too. All you need is champagne and a splash of guava juice! By adding guava juice instead of orange juice, it will create a new flavor that will have your wedding guests coming back for more. Hot apple cider and other festive drinks with pumpkin are also always great options to try out.
Although the temperatures don’t really drop here in Phoenix in the winter, you can still add that sense of warm winter charm by having these cocktails available at the bar. Spiked Mexican hot chocolate is a great way to booze up a fan favorite. Mexican hot chocolate tends to be thicker than traditional hot chocolate and can also add in some spicy flavors such as cinnamon. The hot chocolate can be from a mix and can be either spicy or regular hot chocolate, whichever you prefer! All you have to do is add three ounces of mezcal to every cup of hot chocolate and add in seven dashes of chocolate bitters. You can serve it with a stick of cinnamon as a garnish or whatever else you would like to add! All we know is that your guests will be wrapping their hands around those hot chocolate glasses all night!
Also, nothing says winter more than eggnog! This super simple recipe includes eggnog and a hint of kahlua. Mix 1 ounce of Kahlua with 4 ounces of eggnog and pour it into a glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top for additional flavoring. You can even use eggnog bought at the store…we won’t tell anyone!
Hot chocolate recipe via www.apracticalwedding.com/2013/12/winter-cocktail-recipes/
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We hope these simple and easy recipes will give you some inspiration when choosing your wedding cocktails! With only a few ingredients in each recipe, it will be hard to not try them! Let us know what your favorite holiday cocktails are in the comments below!