Cheers! It’s the season to be jolly and make plenty of celebration drinks. Writing this with the COVID pandemic going on and social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a glass of our favorite cocktails at home.
There’s still a reason to celebrate with your family and be safe from the coronavirus by doing your party at home this holiday season. With that being said, you surely need a lineup of party cocktail mixes to keep you entertained on this special occasion.
On the note of throwing a party, make sure you’re prepared! It is dangerously easy to break that old cheap corkscrew when you’re opening multiple bottles of wine, so make sure you have the best wine bottle opener you can find. We’ve put together an article and set of reviews for the best wine bottle openers from the staff here at FineWineMaster – so you can make sure nothing interrupts your wine cocktail making.
Here are some easy cocktail recipes you can do at home using your wine stash:
Easy Homemade Cocktail Wine Recipes
Take half of your ripe melons and cut them into cubes, then put them in the blender. Add ¼ cup of apple liqueur to taste, then blend until it smoothens. Next, add any type of dry white wine you have, then blend it again. Pour some contents into a classy wine and garnish with some melon on the side. About five people can enjoy it.
Refreshing Watermelon Punch
To make the syrup, mix two tablespoons of hot water and two tablespoons of sugar. Mix both until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then add an ounce of Sauvignon Blanc, 1 ounce of watermelon, and an ounce of vodka (if you have, for extra kick). You can also add a squeeze of lemon for some acidity. Shake all the contents with ice until well incorporated. Serve in a glass, then top it with a seltzer upon serving. Serves 2-3 persons.
A Berry Lemon Cocktail
Get yourself a big wine glass and put some one tablespoon of blueberries. Then, add some lemon juice of about an ounce, then top it with some ice. Pour in your favorite bubbly white wine and give it a mix. You may garnish it with some lemon and mint upon serving. It’s an easy cocktail recipe that even family and guests can do on their own.
Sweet Rose-Berry Mix
This recipe is for all the strawberry lovers out there. Get yourself a good glass of wine and pour some of your favorite Rose wine. Do not fill it all the way up. Then, add a tablespoon of strawberry liqueur, 2 tbsps. of lemon soda and give it a good mix. Add some ice and garnish it with small cuts of strawberries. Serve with a straw and enjoy.
Lemony Prosecco Fusion
In a glass of wine, pour two tablespoons of lemon soda and a squeeze of lemon juice. Then pour in some of your favorite Prosecco wine and give it a gentle mix. You can also add more soda water or seltzer for more fizz. Garnish your drink with a slice of lemon and some mint.
What can you pair up with cocktails?
It all depends on the mood of the party or the type of cocktails you’re making. A glass of cocktail is always good with something to munch while also enjoying the company of your family.
Here are some cocktail pair-up ideas that you can also try at your parties:
- Finger Foods / Appetizers – Finger foods are always a star in parties when paired with cocktails. You can go for cocktail shrimps, deviled eggs, or some crispy fried chicken strips.
- Desserts – After hosting an eventful and filling dinner, cocktails and desserts will be a great idea to wrap up the entire evening. You can go for simple desserts such as chocolate truffles, skewered fruits, souffles, and so much more. Make sure it’s nothing really crazy and too filling to make some room for your guests’ appetite.
- Charcuterie – A night of good wine and cocktails wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful spread of charcuterie. Show off your creativity to family and friends by putting up a good ensemble of charcuterie. Mix it up with some crackers, cheese, selected fruits, and chocolates.
- Cheese board – It’s a classic, so we won’t bore you here. We’ve put together a guide on how to make a wine and cheese board, so check that out if you want inspiration.
We bet you all are excited to make these cocktail recipes at home. Make your pick which one is the best for your taste and mood of the party. Surely your wine stash wouldn’t go to waste with the number of cocktails you’re about to make this holiday season.
But, always remember whether it’s a holiday or not, always drink moderately!