Seasonal Cocktails to Shake Up the Holiday Season

Seasonal Cocktails to Shake Up the Holiday Season

No Matter the Occasion, Enjoy it with These Cocktails from mDesign

One thing that always comes with the holiday season, is all the delicious seasonal drinks! From pumpkin-flavored everything to cider, both hot and cold, seasonal craft beers, and more, there is a drink everyone craves when the weather and the leaves change. With the holidays also often comes gatherings with family and friends.

While this year those get togethers may be a little different, it doesn’t mean we can’t party together one way or another. Mix things up a bit this year and try some of these delicious seasonal cocktail recipes we here at mDesign love! Click here for printable recipe cards. Enjoy any one of these without alcohol so all ages can enjoy! Once you’ve concocted a yummy cocktail, read on for some fun ways to enjoy them with your loved ones.

Werther’s Hot Toddy
Remember the feeling a Werther’s caramel candy gave you as a child? Turn that nostalgic feeling into a warm feeling in your tummy with this recipe for a Werther’s Hot Toddy!

  • 10 Werther's® Original® Candies, crushed
  • 1/2 c. caramel
  • 2 c. water
  • 10 Werther's® Original® Candies, whole
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 c. lemon juice
  • 6 oz. whiskey or bourbon
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  1. Place crushed Werther's on a shallow plate, and caramel on a separate shallow plate. Dip rims first in caramel, and then in crushed Werther's.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, whole Werther's, and cinnamon sticks. Stir constantly until candies are fully melted. Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice and whiskey.
  3. Ladle into mugs and serve.

Peppermint Bark Mimosas
Looking for more of a morning pick me up? Peppermint Bark Mimosas have you covered. The perfect combination of mimosa and a breath of fresh peppermint air!

  • 1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 3 candy canes, crushed
  • 6 oz. peppermint schnapps, divided
  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco
  • 6 candy canes, whole
  1. Pour melted chocolate onto a small plate. Pour crushed candy canes onto a separate plate. Dip rims of champagne flutes first in chocolate, then in crushed candy canes to coat.
  2. Add an ounce of peppermint schnapps to each glass, then top with champagne or prosecco. Garnish with full candy canes before serving.

Caramel Snickerdoodle Martini
Finish off any party with a sweet, tasty dessert cocktail! Something like this Caramel Snickerdoodle Martini should do the trick.

  • 1/4 c. caramel, warmed
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon sugar
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
  1. Place caramel on a plate and cinnamon sugar on another. Dip rims of martini glasses in caramel, then in cinnamon sugar.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add heavy cream, Smirnoff Kissed Caramel, and cinnamon. Add ice and shake until cold. Pour into glasses and top each one with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.

Now that you have three delicious cocktails to whip up for you and your friends or family, here are some fun ways you can enjoy them together, even if you’re not physically together.

A virtual happy hour! These have really blown up over the last year, with coworkers getting together once the clock strikes 5 o’clock to enjoy some after work refreshments from the comfort of your home. These can be done with family members too via FaceTime, or you can do it the professional way via Zoom call or other video chatting application.

Why not put a spin on it? Instead of just gathering online at the same time to drink in front of the camera together, how about you actually create these delicious cocktails above together, in real time?! It’ll be a fun way to all enjoy something at the same time with your favorite people.

Set up your phone or computer in front of your cocktail making station (aka kitchen counter or bar cart if you’re fancy) and go through the steps with everyone. Of course, this requires some preparation. Send out the ingredient list to your participants days in advance to make sure your friends are prepared for the recipe.

Use a Portable Rolling Bar Cart Organizer to Easily Organize your Virtual Cocktail Party

It’ll be a blast to see who’s hidden bartender talents come out, and who struggle to create the picturesque cocktail they were imagining! Either way, the drinks will taste great and it will create lasting memories that you can enjoy – and drink – together!

When finished, keep leftover ingredients fresh for the next time with these airtight canisters.

Store Extra Holiday Cocktail Dry Ingredients in Airtight Food Storage Containers with Lids

Whether you’re enjoying these in front of the camera, or decide to have some socially distant gatherings with loved ones in your home this holiday season, serve your choice of the above recipes in style with these modern coasters to avoid rings on your coffee table and a serving tray to make transporting and displaying your creations easy.

Serve up drinks for a virtual happy hour with this Clear Acrylic Rectangular Serving Tray With Slotted Handles

Home for the Holidays

Shaylee Dillen is a SEO Content Writer at mDesign
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Posted: Nov 10, 2020