It will soon be party time! Even if you’re not having a big party this year, chances are you will have family and friends stopping in during the holidays. Treat them to a special drink that’s as pretty as it is tasty!
I spent several hours yesterday searching for the yummiest and most beautiful party drinks I could find. I’m pretty excited about this list, I think it will be my go-to spot for holiday party drinks for a long time to come. Some of these drinks would even work well for a summertime gathering, especially those with a lemonade base.
Containing-Alcohol vs Non-Alcohol Party Drinks
Eleven of the recipes below include alcohol and ten are alcohol-free. Also, many of the recipes that call for alcohol can be made without it. For example, recipes calling for champagne can be made with sparkling wines like Ariel Brut or Chateau de Fleur.
Note: The non-alcohol drinks start about half way down the post.
Each drink name is a link to the source of the recipe (and photo) below. Click on the name of the drink to visit the site for the recipe.
Jack Frost (Source Unknown)
Here’s an adorable “accessory” for drinks served in mugs. Megan at the blog, Not Martha, created these and I love ’em! Update added 12-1-14: Williams-Sonoma is selling something very similar this season online and in their stores. So if you don’t have time to make them, check there.
Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks:
The following drink recipes do not call for alcohol and/or taste great without it. Of course, you can probably add a little sumpin’ to them if you like.
Blackberry Mojito Punch (Leave out rum for non-alcoholic version) Use frozen blackberries when making at Christmastime.
A Cranberry Wine Chiller: Make your own wine chiller with this tutorial