Cocktails for Entertaining

Bring some yuletide cheer to your cocktails.

Try one of these festive drinks at your next gathering to keep you and your guests in the holiday spirit. If your party is without a dedicated bartender, try making a pitcher in advance of each cocktail you'd like to feature, and set them with the beverages. Or, make each drink in advance in individual glasses so they can be passed on trays, or set up on a table so your guests can help themselves.




Created by mixologist Stefan Trummer; courtesy ULTRA, New York City, NY.

4 pieces of lime
5 mint leaves
1 tablespoon raw sugar
Blend of lemon grass, rosemary & bay leaves
5 ounces Hendricks Gin

Muddle lime, mint leaves and sugar in a frosted glass. Mix in the blend of lemon grass, rosemary and bay leaves. Pour in the Hendrick's gin.

Place the sugar cane wrapped in a mint sprig in glass, and add in a spring of rosemary. Top off with raw sugar.




Courtesy The Daily Cocktail (Fair Winds Press, $20), Dalyn A. Miller and Larry Donovan.

3 ounces Midori
2 ounces whiskey
1 ounce apple Schnapps
4 ounces sour mix
Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Mix the Midori, whiskey and apple Schnapps with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice. Fill with the sour mix and garnish with a few cherries.



Courtesy Philippe Restaurant, New York City, NY.

½ ounce Elderflower cordial
1 fresh strawberry, muddled
1 ounce Ketel One
Strawberry, for garnish

In a pint glass, add elderflower, strawberries and muddle. Add Ketel One shake vigorously, pour into a champagne glass and top with Champagne. Garnish with a ½ or whole fresh strawberry

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