Post # 1
I know it’s 7 months away, but I’m in search of the perfect Christmas beverage to be one of my signature drinks. We’re already chosen to have Rum & Egg Nog as one of our drinks, but I need a second option. We were considering a drink called the “After Eight” (equal parts baileys, Kalua, and Peppermint Schnaaps), but it is very sweet and kind of like a dessert drink. I’m hoping to find a drink that will help get the party started and that people will keep going back for.
We’re getting married at a boutique hotel, so the liquor options are quite basic.
Any ideas? What are some of you having?
Post # 3
What about a hot toddy? they always make me think of cold winter nights 🙂
Post # 4
I would do something simple like adding a shot of raspberry liquor to a sparkling wine or champagne.
Post # 5
Hot cocoa with any alcohol (Baileys, etc)
Post # 6
What about something with cranberry? Like a vodka cranberry with a sugar rimmed glass. The sugar would look kinda icy!
Post # 7
Spiced cider with rum. Works best with spiced rum like Captain Morgan’s. The cider can be heated in big batches and kept in a coffee urn/pot/etc to keep warm.
Post # 9
For a drink you can drink all night, how about vodka sprite with just a splash of peppermint schnapps. You could also make a variation on white Russians (maybe a different flavor kahlaua) and call it a snowball.
Post # 10
Since egg nog is sweet, creamy, and will be mixed with rum, I’d suggest something with different ingredients. Maybe a wassail, a spiced cider with whiskey, or a mulled wine? I also really like the idea of vodka & cranberry, but I’d probably do vodka with ginger ale and a splash of cranberry – this would be my bet for an all-night drink. Or just make it easy – champagne (or your choice of sparkling wine) is always festive around the holidays. And maybe toss in some fresh cranberries as a garnish.
I plan to have bubbly available for my entire reception (we’re having our favorite blueberry sparkling wine for the toast, so that won’t be available until after the toast).
Post # 11
@Ember78: I will definitely consider this. We are filling thermoses with hot chocolate and Bailey’s for the outdoor wedding photos. I was even thinking of having the guests be greeted with a small hot chocolate when they enter for the ceremony. Why are the great ideas always so expensive though! Awesome wedding date by the way 🙂
@sweetb717: I do like the idea of something with champagne. Easily drinkable and what says “let’s celebrate” quite like champagne. I’ve never had mulled wine though is it any good?
Thanks ladies for all the suggestions. Keep them coming 🙂
Post # 12
I love Christmas! When I saw your thread, I immediately thought of this holiday martini bar menu I saw posted on another site:
Post # 13
@LittleRiver: I’m a huge christmas fanatic. I’ve dreamed of getting married in front of a fireplace since I was 12, so when my fiance proposed he knew that we would be getting married in December. This list is fantastic! I’m going to spend so much money on liquor trying all of those! Maybe I’ll just go with a menu like this at the bar with some classic holiday drinks and people can pick and choose! (and I can avoid making a decision)
Post # 14
Hot cocoa (and spiced cider, etc) is ridiculously cheap and everyone loves it. It;s the alcohol that drives up the price.
Post # 15
I dont have any suggestions other than the ones above. Just had to say I LOVE winter weddings and a xmas one on top of it is going to be magical!
Post # 16
@mrs.stormylove: Thanks! I am so excited. I definitely want it to be magical.