Try Out These Cocktails From the Comfort of Your Kitchen
Written By: Tamara Austring
Photographed By: Chad Mellon
Styled By: Melissa Souza Holiday Cocktails
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You certainly don’t need to host a holiday party to create and indulge in craft cocktails. But after you’ve read through these mixed drink how-tos, we’ll put you in the spirit to invite your family or co-workers—21 and over, of course—to your home to whip up some of the finest holiday drinks. We have a few exclusive recipes to make playing at-home-bartender over the holidays seamless, and will surely impress your guests. Whether you’re celebrating by roasting chestnuts over a fire or laying out by the pool somewhere warm near the equator, we have a drink to tickle your yuletide fancy. And always remember to drink responsibly!
-One part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
-Three parts mulled cider
Preparation: Heat Sailor Jerry and slowly add cider and desired spices. Stir and let cool before serving in a coupe glass.
Occasion: The Jerry Cider is classic at any holiday party—it’s good for the soul. However, this is the best after a long day of skiing. Take a sip and feel it slowly warm you up. Enjoy. Repeat.
-Two parts Hendrick’s Gin
-One part fresh lime juice
-Half part raspberry syrup
-Top with ginger beer
Preparation: Mix gin, lime juice and raspberry syrup in a shaker. Pour over ice in a tumbler and top with ginger beer.
Occasion: Feliz Navidad! Take a trip down to Cancun—or even Palm Springs, for that matter—and enjoy the sunshine as you sip this refresher. Top with a lime, and you have yourself a duo of Santa’s favorite colors. Now that’s a holiday!
The Original Irish Coffee
-One part Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey
-One cup black coffee
-Dash of sugar
-Top with whipped cream
Preparation: Pour a cup of fresh coffee, drop in one part Tullamore DEW, and a splash of sugar. Top with whipped cream.
Occasion: While you can drink this with your breakfast, don’t let the coffee limit you to enjoying this in just one section of your day. This is the ultimate night cap after a long day of family chats and party planning. Grab a seat, lounge and sip.
Toast the Good Life: Irvine Company’s Villas Fashion Island is the ultimate Newport Beach luxury apartment community. And, it’s the perfect place to make one of these delicious craft cocktails to enjoy in the comfort of your stylish residence, by one of the pools, at an outdoor fireplace or under the palms and the stars.
If you love these cocktails, try these other fine liquors to make more holiday-inspired drinks:
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How to Make Holiday Cocktails at Home
Tamara is SoCal born and bred with Dutch roots. With an English degree from Vanguard University, she is thrilled to be part of the LOCALE editorial team. She enjoys reading, eating green bell peppers, petting other people's dogs, and cooking/baking while singing into a kitchen spoon to Broadway show tunes.