Let’s face it, along with the joy of the holiday season comes a boatload of stress. Between the cooking, cleaning, shopping, entertaining and decorating, you deserve a minute (or 60) to unwind.
While you’re at it, we suggest indulging in one of our delicious holiday cocktails! We’ve done some strenuous recipe testing in the office and found that they are just what the doctor ordered to take the edge off. And yes, working at Everyday Dishes & DIY absolutely rocks!
Whatever your drink of choice, it’s time to shake your holiday anxiety away by cranking up the Bing Crosby and grabbing yourself a cocktail. Bottoms up!
delicious holiday cocktail recipes
cold weather remedy
Set down those heavy bags full of gifts and kick off your slush covered boots—it’s time for a nice hot pick-me-up! Our cinnamon hot toddy is made with either hot chai or cinnamon tea and spiced rum—the perfect way to warm up after an evening in the cold.
A traditional cosmopolitan calls for red cranberry juice, but we defied convention to create our updated version using fresh, muddled pears and white cranberry juice instead. A total signature drink in the making, rim your glass with granulated sugar for a little something extra!
move over pumpkin!
Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly eat or drink one more pumpkin flavored treat, the season finally changed! Gingerbread is all the rage for the next few months and we’ve got your fix right here in our festive gingerbread martini. Garnished with candied ginger, this cocktail will be a hit straight through the New Year.
hot buttery goodness
Turns out this American classic is as old as our nation itself and really does call for actual butter. Don’t pass up on this decadent treat—not only are they crazy delicious to the last drop, but your kitchen will smell absolutely amazing. Butter be darned, you are so going to love it!
We love eggnog and all its rich, spicy glory. We don’t, however, like all the fat, calories and cholesterol that go along with it. Solution? Our guilt-free eggless eggnog cocktail is made with skim milk, vanilla pudding mix and all the right spices. Go ahead! Your waistline won’t care one bit!
As far as we are concerned, the greatest thing that happened to the world of cocktails was Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. Without this key ingredient, our absolutely sinful chocolate truffle martini would just be chocolate milk with a kick. Trust us, it will be love at first sip.
Why buy flavored vodkas off the shelf when you can easily create your own? Our cranberry and orange infused vodka requires just a few simple ingredients and time to become a delish holiday staple you and your guests will love. Place in an air-tight glass bottle for a gorgeous presentation and a fantastic gift!