December 12, 2018
The holidays are upon us! In fact, there’s only 12 days until Christmas, but who’s counting? Well we are, but we’re Atlanta wedding coordinators, so we’ve always got an internal timeline going. The Detailed I Do’s team gathered together last week and crafted up some easy + delicious holiday cocktails for you to whip up before guests arrive. Our associate planner, Christine Hawkins, actually doubles as a mixologist. She is very modest about this, but don’t be fooled, she truly is a cocktail connoisseur. Keep scrolling to see what festive cocktails Christine crafted to pair with the 2018 holiday season.
Let’s start off with the simplest concoction. We used Ruffino Prosecco which is fruity and fragrant. Christine paired this with PAMA Pomegranate Liquor. The liquor is what gives this festive cocktail that pretty color. To top it off, we garnished with pomegranate seeds. So simple and so delicious. This drink is perfect to pass around for a holiday party toast.
This next mixture takes a little more effort but is still quick to whip up before guests arrive. It has a more masculine feel from the bourbon, but the honey adds a southern sweetness. Tossing in that sprig of rosemary makes it festive and gives it a nice burst of flavor too.
To start, Christine made the rosemary honey simple syrup. Below are the simple ingredients and directions.
Rosemary Honey Simple Syrup
And voila! Your Rosemary Bourbon Honey Cocktail is ready to be poured and enjoyed by everyone because who wouldn’t love this one?!
Okay this one holds a special place in my heart because it is SO delicious. I mean, the team had to taste test right? If you’re a wimp when it comes to cocktails or if you have a sweet tooth, this is the one for you. Plus, it’s so cute, who wouldn’t want to sip on this while they mingle or cozy up by the fire?
This one, like the other two, has minimal steps and takes no time at all the concoct. Christine put the graham crackers in a plastic bag before crushing which minimized the mess. Also, it involves toasting marshmallows on a skillet, which will undoubtedly make your home smell amazing.
Lastly, Christine whipped up a Moscow Mule. To add a holiday twist, she garnished it with cranberries. And we must say the contrast between the lime and the cranberry makes this cocktail pop in the best way. So festive, so fun, and a total crowd pleaser.
We hope these four cocktail recipes will serve you well this holiday season! As Atlanta wedding coordinators, we have your best party planning interests in mind. Take your pick because these will all be hits at your next holiday soiree. Happy mixing!
By: Rachel Hegner + Christine Hawkins