Winter Holiday Signature Drinks

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Winter is the perfect time to cozy up with something sweet in your hand! This season, we’re all about those classic cranberry concoctions, but with some new twists. Whether you like it bubbly or warm, alcoholic or non, we have you covered with our tops picks for any winter gathering.


 via The Blond Cook

via The Blond Cook

INGREDIENTS

  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Orange liqueur (triple sec)
  • Your favorite champagne
  • Optional: Fresh rosemary sprigs and fresh cranberries for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill champagne flutes ⅓ full with cranberry juice cocktail. Add a splash of orange liqueur. Fill remaining ⅔ of glass with champagne.
  2. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and fresh cranberries, if desired.
  3. Enjoy!
 via Sweet and Savory by Shinee

via Sweet and Savory by Shinee

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 orange
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 cup (240ml) orange juice
  • ½ cup (100gr) sugar
  • ½ cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle (750ml) dry red wine

 

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Cut the orange in half, and then quarter one half. Push 2-3 cloves into the outer skin of quartered oranges. Peel a few strips of orange peel from the other half of the orange for garnish.
    2. In a large pot, combine orange juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, orange quarters with cloves and cranberries.
    3. Turn the heat to medium high and slowly heat the mixture, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.
    4. Once sugar is dissolved completely, bring it to a boil and cook until it thickened and reduced by almost half, about 15-20 minutes.
    5. Reduce the heat to low and pour in wine.
    6. Simmer until wine is heated through. Don’t boil, or alcohol will evaporate.
    7. You can strain the wine and pour into a slow cooker to keep it warm. Garnish with orange peel and serve warm.
     via Life in the Lofthouse

    via Life in the Lofthouse

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 bottle Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider
    • 1 (2 liter) bottle Sprite or Sprite Zero
    • 2 cans frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
    • fresh cranberries (optional, for garnish)
    • ice cubes

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. In a very large pitcher or large drink dispenser (that can hold up to 2 gallons) add the sparkling cider, sprite and cranberry juice concentrate. Gently stir well to combine.
    2. Serve drink in individual cups/glasses over ice and with fresh cranberries as a garnish, if desired.
    3. Enjoy!