Spice up your Christmas party with festive food and drinks

Spice up your Christmas party with festive food and drinks

 

Are you planning on throwing a Christmas party? If so, then you already know that you need to come up with some interesting ideas for festive food and drinks. So why not impress your party guests with some Christmassy recipes? All you need to do is spend a little more time in the kitchen, but in the end, it will all be worth it.

Christmas Cocktails

What about some Christmas cocktails that are easy to make? Actually, these are classic cocktails but when they are combined with holiday flavors such as apple pie, cranberry, and candy canes, they can turn into the perfect Christmas Cocktails. So depending on your guests’ liking, you can choose between cocktails such as Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini, Blackberry Punch and the list can go on. Moreover, most of the recipes require not so many ingredients and some of them can be made in no time.

·        Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary is a best-selling cocktail all over the world, and now you can use it as a Christmas cocktail. In order to make this drink, you will need Absolut Vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, some lemon juice and 2 dashes of hot sauce. You will also need 1 teaspoon of horseradish, 1 pinch of ground black pepper, 1 pinch of salt and finally, 1 stick of celery. After gathering the ingredients, you just need to stir them all together in a mixing glass.

·        Holiday Mule

This Christmas cocktail requires Absolut Vodka, cider, ginger beer, some lemon, 1 wedge of apple and 1 cinnamon stick. Put some ice cubes in a glass, and then add all the ingredients. Finally, garnish the cocktail with apple and cinnamon.

·        White Cosmopolitan

All that you will need for this cocktail is lime juice, white cranberry juice, Absolut Citron and some Triple Sec. Take the shaker and put some ice cubes, then add the rest of the ingredients.

·        Absolut Mistletoe

For this last Christmas cocktail, you will need cranberry juice, lime juice, lemon-lime soda, red currant, mint leaf, and of course Absolut Vodka. Firstly, put some ice cubes in a glass and then add Absolut Vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice. You can top up this cocktail with lemon-lime soda, red currant, and mint leaf.

Christmas Food

From main dishes to desserts – there are endless recipes from which you can choose. You just have to try a few of them and see which one tastes and looks better. For example, you can choose to cook recipes such as Persian Squash and Pistachio Roast, or Gluten-Free Spinach and Ricotta Roulade. Moreover, if some of your friends are vegan, meaning that they do not eat animal-derived foods, you can easily surprise them with recipes such as Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Vegan M’Hanncha, Grilled Cauliflower with Winter Pesto, and so on. Finally, do not forget about dessert! A party without dessert is not a party at all. There are a lot of recipes for all your sweet tooth friends out there, but one of the most appropriate to make is Mince Pie. Also, Christmas Pudding, Yule Log, Baked Alaska or Trifle are great options too.

 

Steve Volk