The holidays are right around the corner! That means it's time for family, fun and festivities! But does the thought of entertaining thrill or terrify you?
"Easy entertaining" isn't an oxymoron. You don't need to break a sweat, your back, or the bank to become a fearless merrymaker. You just need a little pep talk. So here it goes.....
First, keep it simple. 'Tis not the season to be shining silver or churning butter... your guests will feel relaxed if you are. Second, create an inviting ambience by decorating with some whimsical, original and fun thoughts. Finally, serve up something delicious to surprise and delight your guests.
To help you out, we've put together a list of our Top 10 Holiday Drinks that will turn you into the hostess with the most-ess this year as you welcome family and friends. Whether you're hosting a large get-together or a cozy night by the fire, there's something on this list for every occasion that will surely make it extra special and oh-so-delicious!
1. Candy Cane Martini
Martinis and mistletoes! Let the merrymaking begin with this perfect, easy and delicious Candy Cane Martini, a holiday cocktail that combines vanilla vodka with white chocolate liqueur and peppermint.
2. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
There's no better way to get the fireside festivities off to the right start than serving up a few mugs of this Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. But hold on to your hat.... this perfect mix of sweet and salty is going to blow you away.
3. Spiced Mulled Red Wine
The gloves are off (literally) as we sip on this warming, wondrous and perfect-for-the-holidays Spiced Mulled Wine.
4. Raspberry Candy Cane Milkshake
Tis the season to be especially jolly thanks to this thick and creamy Raspberry Candy Cane Milkshake!
5. Cranberry Martini
Want to get the party started? Shake up a batch of these delicious Cranberry Martinis (aka Crantinis), an easy cocktail recipe guaranteed to brighten up any celebration.
6. Velvety White Hot Chocolate
What could be better than eating white chocolate? Drinking it. Try this easy recipe for White Hot Chocolate and get ready for some creamy, dreamy decadence.
7. Black Tie Martini
You don't have to throw a fancy gala to enjoy this Black Tie Martini, a delicious combination of gin, vodka and white wine. What are you waiting for? Suit up!
8. Holiday Sangria
You heard it here first! Sangria isn't just for summer - mix up a batch of this Raspberry Cinnamon Sangria for sips of holiday fun!
9. Festive Christmas Shot
Looking for some extra cheer this holiday season? This Christmas shooter will help you deck the halls!
10. Steamy Hot Toddy
A sip of this nice, warm boozy beverage of brandy, lemon, honey, ginger and cinnamon will have you in the mood for some holiday festivities in no time.
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