Holiday Drinks & Apps

Alexandria
Hosting and Parties | Lifestyle | Recipes
December 8, 2023
Christmas parties and festivities are in full swing. I’ve put together a list of my personal favorite drinks and appetizers to start any party off right. All the below recipes are super easy to make because no one has a bunch of time on their hands this month.

Choose your favorite and spread the holiday cheer!

Holiday Drinks & Apps
Holiday Drinks & Apps
Holiday Drinks & Apps
Pomegranate Mule Mocktail

Pomegranate Mule Mocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Ginger Beer
  • 1/4 Cup Club Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • Juice From 1/2 Lime

Instructions
 

  •  Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  • Pour Ingredients into Glass
  • Stir until Mixed
  • Garnish drink with sugar coated berries, pomegranate seeds, and a spring of rosemary.
Pomegranate Mule Mocktail
Pomegranate Mule Mocktail
Pomegranate Mule Mocktail
Mini Wedge Salad Platter

Mini Wedge Salad Platter

This is an ode to my husband because he loves wedge salads!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Head Iceberg Lettuce
  • Chopped Bacon
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Balsamic Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Slice a head of iceberg lettuce in half, then slice each half into 4 wedges so you end up with 8 wedges.
  • Arrange the wedges on a tray.
  • Top with chopped bacon, blue cheese crumbles, chopped tomato, and red onions.
  • Drizzle with Blue Cheese dressing and a balsamic glaze.
  • Serve with a bowl of additional dressing.
Mini Wedge Salad Platter

White Christmas Sangria

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle of white wine
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 1 cup apple cider (or white peach cranberry juice)

Instructions
 

  • Pour ingridients into a drink pitcher with cut-up apples, cranberries, and pears.
  • Garnish with frosted rosemary.
White Christmas Sangria

 

Cheese Trees

Cheese Trees

Instructions
 

  • Add these trees to your next charcuterie board.
  • Start with a block of cheddar cheese and cut into different sized rectangles and squares.
  • Slice a piece of beef jerky into sections to use as the tree trunks.
  • Top the jerky trunks with the cheese blocks starting biggest to smallest. I stacked about 4 on each. Arrange onto your charcuterie plate to make a cute cheese tree forest!

Cheese Trees
Cheese Trees
Cheese Trees
Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese

Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese

This is a total cheat code app!

Instructions
 

  • I ordered Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese sandwiches from Panera because you can’t go wrong with asking the experts to help out!
  • Cut the grilled cheese into small triangles. Place a grape tomato and basil leaf onto a toothpick, then into each grilled cheese triangle.
  • Pour the tomato soup into individual cups and place a grilled cheese garnish on top.
  • Make sure the toothpick holds the sandwich out of the soup so they don’t get too soggy by the time guests eat them
  • Serve with a side of parmesan cheese and basil leaves. 
Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese

Christmas Cubes

A fun accessory to add to any drink that needs a festive touch.

Instructions
 

  • Using a silicone ice cube mold like this one here.
  • Fill with water, cranberries, a slice of orange, and a sprig of rosemary.
  • Place in the freezer and let freeze overnight.
  • Use in your holiday cocktail or mocktail!
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