10 Best Drinks for Winter Weddings and Parties

Reindeer Bubbles Cocktail-courtesy of HGTV.com and Watson's Catering

Reindeer Bubbles Cocktail-courtesy of HGTV.com and Watson’s Catering

The 10 Best Drinks to serve at your winter wedding or holiday party- crowd festive favorites that are sure to entice your guests- starting with Reindeer Bubbles Cocktail. So dazzling and festive, you would never know this cocktail requires only 4 ingredients. Simply add pomegranate seeds and pomegranate juice to green sugar-rimmed champagne flutes and just top with champagne at the last minute.

Some cold, some hot, some boozy, some not. (did you catch that?)  Serving one two or three signature drinks at your winter wedding or holiday party or other winter celebration minimizes the need for tons of varieties of liquor and mixers at your event. You can add a few varieties of beer and wine or skip them altogether and and call it good.  


Who wouldn’t want pumpkin pie in a glass? Think pumpkin spice latte-elevated.  A mixture of butterscotch schnapps, vanilla vodka, Kahlua, and pumpkin pie liqueur…yes, please.  Get the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Martini here.


Although some of the ingredients seem a bit sophisticated, making a huge batch and serving your guests in a punch bowl saves time and money, and think about the delightful aroma of cloves and lemon this punch will deliver!  Get the recipe for Seven Bridges Road here.


A perfectly spiced blend of apple cider, cranberry juice, brown sugar, and bourbon makes this punch a holiday tradition loved by many. Why not offer a punch bowl filled with all the flavors everyone loves this time of year at your Christmas party or winter wedding. Get the recipe for Rittenhouse Inn Wassail Punch here.

Served hot, this mix of peppermint schnapps, vodka, grenadine (for color), a heaping dollop of whipped cream, and a candy cane stirrer, this Hot Peppermint Rod is the epitome of holiday cheer. Serve in class coffee mugs for the perfect presentation.

Spanish red wine, brandy, orange juice, and perfectly spiced apple cider come together for tempting sangria perfect for a fall or winter wedding or holiday gathering. Get the recipe for Spiced Apple Cider Sangria from My Life as a Mrs. here.

A punch bowl full of creamy, rich, rum-spiked, nutmeg-dusted homemade eggnog is the perfect indulgence for wedding guests. And what Christmas party is complete without it? Get the recipe for Homemade Eggnog here.

A hot cocoa bar is the perfect way to allow guests to DIY hot cocoa just the way they like it. Offering some mix-ins for the grownups like peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, Irish Cream, and other flavored liquors; in addition to toppings like crushed candy canes, mini marshmallows, white chocolate chips, coconut, and whipped cream-for all to enjoy.  Here are 3 different homemade hot cocoa recipes from Food Network. Visit our blog for even more ideas!


Cranberry, apple cider, and club soda for bubbles, this punch is alcohol free and easy to make, for kids and grownups to indulge. Bring on the holiday spirit with Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch!.

With the addition of the charming cranberry-infused ice cubes, and a few cranberries on top, this 3-ingredient punch is simple to make but makes a festive presentation on your wedding buffet table. Get the Jingle Juice Holiday Punch recipe here.

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