Anyone can throw a party over the holidays, but why not add some themed elements to make it more festive. For a recent event, I hosted I had to add some flair to the ordinary items like a ranch cheese ball made to look like a snowman.
I am sharing some quick holiday party ideas that are sure to provide just that extra touch
For beverages: I added little candy canes to the glasses. These were fruit-flavored so it would not take away for the flavor of this festive drink: Rudolph’s nose. You can also add sugar to the rim of glasses.
Simply dip the tops of the glasses in water then dip then in a colored sugar of choice.
How to Make Cocktails in Bulk
To make it easier on me, I mixed enough mixers to make 8 glasses and just shook them in the cocktail shaker and then put it into a pitcher for the party. Store it in the fridge.
This saves time for having to measure and mix each glass. Serve in champagne flutes.
To make one Rudolph’s Nose Drink:
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. orange juice
1 or 2 raspberries or cranberries
Brut champagne or sparkling wine
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice,
and cherry juice. Mix well and add to flutes/ glasses.
Add a few raspberries/ cranberries and orange slice into the glass then top with champagne.
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I adapted this recipe from Taste of Home which was a full snowman but did not need that much cheese. I just make 1/2 the recipe. If you are having a larger group make the entire recipe and divide the cheeseballs into 2 different sized balls.
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