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Three Festive Holiday Cocktail Recipes

16 Nov

Holiday parties always need a signature cocktail! I’ve put together three of my favorite holiday cocktail recipes I’ve used at parties throughout the years.  They’re always a big hit and somewhat easy to make ahead of time so you have time to enjoy your guests.

Cranberry Gimlet 

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Whole cranberries, for garnish

Directions

Fill a shaker with ice and pour in ingredients.  Shake until ice cold and strain into a cocktail glass or personalized plastic cup. Garnish with frozen whole cranberries.   Recipe (revised): FoodFanatic.com.

 

Candy Cane Cocktails

  • 1 1/4 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/4 ounces white crème de cacao
  • 3/4 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • Garnish: peppermint candy

Directions

Mix ingredients in a ice-filled cocktail shaker.  Shake and pour into cocktail glass or personalized plastic cup.  Garnish rim with crushed peppermint candies! Recipe:  Myrecipes.com.

Pomegranate Martinis

  • 1 can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 c. water
  • 3½ c. gold tequila
  • 2 c. pomegranate juice
  • 1 c. Triple Sec
  • 5 limes
  • Ice cubes for serving
  • 1 c. fresh pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)

Directions

  1. In large pitcher, combine limeade and water until well blended. Stir in tequila, pomegranate juice, and triple sec.
  2. Cut each lime crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick wheels; cut a slit in each wheel, from center to edge. To serve, place ice cubes and a few pomegranate seeds in each glass; place a lime wheel on rim.
    Recipe:  Good Housekeeping.

Use our personalized plastic cups for a fun way to serve your signature cocktails!  They also make clean-up a breeze.  Our Tastemaker Will Kahn of Town & Country magazine uses these cups for his holiday entertaining.  How festive are these?

Do you have a signature holiday cocktail you serve every year?  Tell us in the comments.  We’d love to try it this holiday season!

xo,

Jennifer

Photo credits:  Candy Cane Martini (nuggetmarket.com), Cranberry Gimlet (Yummly.com), Pomegranate Martinis (GoodHousekeeping.com), plastic cup (Will Kahn).  

Q&A with Tastemaker Will Kahn of Town & Country Magazine

23 Jun

Meet Tastemaker Will Kahn of Town & Country Magazine

We were thrilled with the great feedback we got when we did a Q&A with our Tastemaker Meaghan Murphy, so we decided to keep it going!  This week our featured Tastemaker is Will Kahn, the fashion market and accessories director at Town & Country magazine.  We love his eye for style and adore his personalized picks!  Enjoy getting to know Will.

Photos courtesy of Will Kahn’s Instagram

Q.

What is your favorite thing about working at Town & Country?

A.

It’s a front row seat to the best of jewels, fashion, interiors and is constantly different every day.

Q.

Where is your favorite place to travel and why?

A.

I haven’t been yet but I am dying to go to Rosewood Mayakoba, I travel a lot for work so when I have my own time I need to relax and it looks like relaxation heaven – private plunge pools and guacamole and margaritas sound like the perfect vacation to me.

Q.

What is the ONE thing in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?

A.

A Thom Browne Navy Blazer- it fits perfectly and adds polish to anything I happen to be wearing.

Q.

What’s an emerging fashion trend you’re seeing right now?

A.

In jewelry hoops are hot right now especially jeweled hoops. Velvet accessories are big for Fall.

Q.

Just for fun … who is your celebrity crush?

A.

Ryan Gosling