So much holiday Zoom-ing in this week ahead. So many party-on-the-top, sweats-on-the-bottom outfits. So much talking over each other.
To help sort out some of the chaos, we put together a handy drink decider that’ll tell you exactly what kind of holiday cocktail fits you best, based on your Quarantine Personality™. If any of the quotes below are close to (or hey, verbatim) something you’ve said during a holiday party so far, we know just the thing to help you make things merry ‘til it’s time to smash that “Leave Meeting” button.
Thriving Quar Bro
Warm up with the festive flavors and aromas of a Sledding Cider cocktail. Combine 1.5 oz Zacapa 23 Rum with 5 oz. warm apple cider in a mug. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick. If you prefer a chilled drink, simply swap Zacapa 23 Rum with Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Blended Canadian Whisky and combine with chilled apple cider in a glass.
Can Now Only Relate to Pets
Warm up with an indulgent Fireplace Cocoa perfect for any winter night. Mix 1 tsp hot chocolate powder into 3 oz. hot milk or water and combine with 1.5 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur in a mug. Garnish with your choice of whipped cream or whipped topping. For a decadent dairy-free treat, simply swap Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur for Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur.
Staying Bitter Until 2021
Unwind beside the fireplace with a sweet, lightly spiced Ol’ Fashioned St. Nick cocktail. Combine 1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon with .25 oz. simple syrup and 2 dashes of aromatic bitters in a glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with an orange peel and cloves. For a smoky twist on this classic cocktail, simply swap Bulleit Bourbon for Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky.
Just Cardio the Chaos Away
Mix up a light-tasting Mistletoe Spritz cocktail with no sugar and all of the holiday cheer. Combine 1.5 oz. Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom with 3 oz. soda water in a glass with ice. Garnish with your choice of sliced citrus fruit and herbs. For a crisp, refreshing-tasting alternative, simply swap Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom for Ketel One Vodka.
Really Embracing DIY Vibes
Mix up a vibrant Holiday Sparkler cocktail with the bright character of a premium tequila. Combine 1.5 oz. Don Julio Blanco Tequila with .75 oz. lemon juice, 1.5 oz. of agave syrup and 2 oz. sparkling rosé in a champagne glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a rosemary sprig. For a citrusy twist, simply swap Don Julio Blanco Tequila for Tanqueray London Dry Gin and .75 oz. simple syrup instead of agave syrup.
Secretly Enjoys Zoom Life
Top off any holiday occasion with a bubbly, tart Festive Fizz cocktail. Combine 1.5 oz. Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka with 4 oz. cranberry juice, 2 oz. club soda and a splash of lime juice in a glass with ice. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig. For a non-alcoholic alternative with the same vibrant flavor, simply swap Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka for Seedlip Grove 42 non-alcoholic spirit.
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