Whether you’re toasting to turkey day or gearing up for a day of family debates at the dinner table, one thing’s for sure: A boozy cocktail in hand is sure to make Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities a whole lot better.
Consider some of these scrumptious cocktails for your upcoming holiday celebrations
Holiday Italian Sangria Recipe
- 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
- 1 large orange, sliced
- 1 large pear, chopped
- Seeds of 1 pomegranate
- 4 cinnamon sticks
Add fruit to a large pitcher. Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva. Place in fridge for an hour before serving. Spoon fruit into glass before pouring wine. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Add ice to top (optional).
Orange Cinnamon Blossom Cocktail Recipe
- 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
- 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 orange
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 whole cloves
- 3 whole allspice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Rinse lemon and orange and thinly slice them, discarding seeds; quarter the orange slices. Put fruit in a 4- to 5-quart pan. Add honey, sugar (use the smaller amount if you prefer drinks on the tart side, the larger if you want a sweeter flavor), cloves and allspice. With a knife, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthwise into thinner strips. Add cinnamon and 2 cups water to pan; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes. Pour Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG into hot citrus base and heat until steaming, about 8 minutes. Keep warm over low heat. Ladle into heatproof cups or wineglasses.
Holiday Train Blood Orange Cocktail Recipe
- 1 Part Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
- 1 Part Grand Marnier
- Blood Orange
Slice blood orange and remove slice for garnish. Juice remaining blood orange. Combing Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine, Grand Marnier and blood orange juice. Garnish with blood orange slice.
Sparkle and Spice Cocktail Recipe
- 750ml bottle aged rum
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 1 clove
- 1 cardamom pod
- 1 star anise pod
- 1 vanilla bean
- 3 allspice berries
- Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
- Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
Combine rum, cinnamon stick, clove, cardamom, star anise, vanilla bean, allspice berries, and nutmeg in an airtight jar. Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds into jar along with the bean pod. Close jar and allow infusion to sit in a dark place for at least 3 days. Strain rum into an airtight jar with a fine-mesh strainer, discarding spices. Over ice, pour 2 ounces of rum infusion. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime and garnish with blackberries.