Are you planning a festive party and to serve drinks that will impress your guests? Why not come up with a festive drinks menu! To help you get started, we’ve shared some of the most popular festive cocktails, take a look and get excited to try them all!
Candy Cane Martini
This is a version of the classic martini, that uses milk, Baileys, Amaretto and vodka for a smooth but punchy drink. Take one shot of each of the spirits, a double shot of Baileys and a double shot of milk and shake in a shaker with ice until it’s cold and ready to serve. Before putting it into the glass, take a moment to wet the rim and dunk it in sprinkles for a festive look, then pour in the drink and hang a mini candy cane over the side to be nibbled when drinking.
If you love sangria then why not reinvent this simple drink and make it extra festive? Take your bottle of red wine and pour it into a serving jug with a large glut of Grand Marnier. Next, add in a can of ginger ale and stir. Once the liquid has all been combined, drop in citrus fruits, cranberries and cinnamon sticks before letting it rest in the fridge for at least two hours. When it’s time to drink, pour the sangria out and drop a spring of rosemary into it as a garnish. Your guests will be amazed at how great it tastes.
If you are hosting a brunch or a more sophisticated event then a festive mimosa is sure to please the crowds. Start with a bottle of fizz (champagne is our favourite), and add in cranberries, grapes, diced apples and pomegranate and then stir really well. Use a ladle to serve the festive mimosas and watch the delight on your guests’ faces when they taste it for the first time.
New Year Margaritas
What better way to see the old year out than with a special margarita recipe that has been blended into an icy gloop! Add cranberries, sugar, tequila, triple sec and cranberry & lime juice into a blender with plenty of ice and then blitz until everything has been combined into a delicious-looking slush. Before you serve, rub a lime wedge around the rim and cover with salt and then drop the slush into the glass ready to be enjoyed.
Make Your Festive Event Even More Special
If you want to make your festive party even more special then why not look for mixologists for hire and get them to make and serve the drinks you’ve chosen? At Spin and Shake, you can arrange to hire mixologist services as well as choosing to hire bartender services too, saving you the hassle of mixing drinks and giving you back the time you need to focus on your guests.
We know that hiring a mixologist can be daunting, but our team is made up of professional cocktail makers who have a passion for great drinks. Get in touch to find out if we can help with your next event.