If you're looking for something new to toast with at a holiday party or just need a sore-throat soother, we have just the recipe! Made with antioxidant-rich ingredients, our healthy twist on the hot toddy skips all the fat and calories found in traditional holiday classics like hot buttered rum and eggnog. It's also a cinch to make!
With a mere 21 days left in the calendar year, it's time to nail down your holiday party menu plan if you haven't yet. From an ugly sweater party to a hangover-squelching New Year's Day brunch, we have six festive ideas complete with menu suggestions to inspire you.
Searching for the perfect homemade gift for the cocktail enthusiast? Look no further; homemade limoncello (and its close cousins orancello and limecello) makes for a bright and zesty addition to her bar cart. Watch the video to see just how easy these citrus liqueurs are to make, then print out the zesty recipe.
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark of the Cooking Channel's Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia are known for their inventive and off-the-wall cocktails like the McNuggetini and the Drunkin' Donuts. Well, they're upping the ante this holiday season with a drink practically guaranteed to get you through the gauntlet of holiday parties: meet the Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila? The hosts showed us how to combine Nescafe Dolce Gusto espresso with alcohol to create an energizing and aromatic drink your guests will love. On Allie: H&M blazer and Club Monaco top Watch the segment, then get the recipe.
1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
3/4 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
3/4 ounce chilled espresso
Orange peel, for garnish
- Add all the ingredients to a tall glass or a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Using a long bar spoon, stir ingredients for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a strip of orange peel.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- 1 cocktail
Two TV shows with fervent fan bases — Duck Dynasty and Downton Abbey — recently released tie-in lines of wine. The question is, are they worth trying or are they at best destined for a white elephant gift exchange? While one line was quaffable (though not outright fabulous), the other was barely passable. Can you guess which? Keep reading to find out which to sip and which to skip.
The holiday is a time for festive lights, edible gifts, seasonal music, and, of course, fabulous parties. This time of year, it's impossible to know who may stop by my apartment on the way home from Christmas shopping or before a spirited Saturday on the town, so have the provisions on hand to throw together a quick, snackable spread. Here are 10 ingredients essential to hosting an impromptu evening of holiday entertaining.
When it comes to entertaining over the holidays, the key is keeping things simple and delicious. The best way to do that? By serving memorable one-bite finger foods. We're talking appetizers and desserts that pack plenty of flavor but require no utensils and no cleanup. Ahead, check out 25 of our favorite recipes that pair perfectly with bubbly, of course.
Move over, eggnog: there's a new holiday cocktail in town. At your next holiday fete, we urge you to get into the yuletide spirit with a candy cane cocktail that calls for only three ingredients. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, we'll show you how to create a candy garnish two ways: a superspeedy method and another that's sure to be the talk of the party. Watch the video to see how it's done, then print out the candy cane cocktail recipe for easy reference.
When it's completely frigid outside, nothing is more inviting to guests than entering a heated home filled with the scent of mulled wine. Possibly easier to pull together than any punch, mulled wine consists of apple cider, spices, red wine, orange peel and juice, and . . . this particular recipe calls for a secret ingredient.