With the holidays upon us, it's that time of year when our calendars suddenly become bombarded with a seemingly never-ending "to-do" list of shopping, baking cookies, mailing cards, decorating the house, and of course, the constant flow of holiday parties! For us, the holiday party is probably one of the most exciting parts of the season, because it allows a chance to not only mingle with friends and get into the holiday spirit, but also to get the creative juices flowing to create a unique and fun experience for all involved-- and usually that includes a really fantastic holiday cocktail! From classics like mulled wine and rum punch, to new takes on time honored favorites, specialty cocktails add an extra touch to any gathering.
For those of us without a bar tending license, the concept of creating fun and holiday inspired cocktails can be a bit challenging. But luckily great online resources, such as FoodNetwork.com (www.foodnetwork.com) have some tasty and whimsical suggestions. One of our favorites is the appropriately named "The Wedding Dress" martini-- a cocktail which combines the holiday feeling of egg nog with an added kick of tequila. And of course don't forget the garnish! Mini candy canes, colored sugar rims, and even cookies and cinnamon sticks are all small details which can be used to make a big impression.
Check out FoodNetwork.com for more recipes and great party tips from top celebrity chefs and TV personalities to add the 'perfect details' to your next party.
Maple Butter Kiss
Cranberry Punch Pizzazz
Due Compari Nuovo
Candy Cane Cooler
The Wedding Dress
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