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Friday, December 19, 2014

Trends We Love: Seasonal Cocktails, Part 2

Last week, we poured on some inspiration for your wedding reception cocktails in the first of our two-part series on seasonal cocktails. Seasonal cocktails are a fun way to bring in the holidays' best flavors and provide your guests with a unique signature cocktail. Last Friday, we focused on apples and pears, sparking wine and champagne and cranberries. Today, we're all about ginger, pomegranate and eggnog!

Ginger is delicious and gives a cocktail a nice bite, perfect to warm your guests up during this chilly season! And the spice mixes very well with other seasonal flavors to create a unique taste. Here are a few tasty ideas we think sound fantastic!
This crisp Ginger Sparkler features the unadulterated flavor of ginger with a fizzy accompaniment.

This beautiful and luscious beverage is a Ginger, Mint, and Pomegranate Vodka Cocktail - what a great mix for the holidays! Enjoy a video of the drink being made here.
The classic Ginger Sidecar - this World War 1-era cocktail gets a modern twist. 

Pomegranate often makes an appearance during the holidays, not only for its gorgeous red appearance but also for its festive seasonal flavor. The tart and tangy fruit is great in a punch but also lends itself to mixed drinks.
This Pomegranate Champagne Punch is a gorgeous hue of red and packs a sparkling tang.

The classic martini gets a seasonal facelift in this Pomegranate Martini.

This pretty Sparkling Pomegranate Punch is tart-sweet and bubbly.
We could not have a post about holiday cocktails without ubiquitous eggnog! Love it or hate it, this rich, creamy beverage is always made better with a splash of a little somethin' somethin'! We like these scrumptious concoctions as potential cocktail hour signature beverages:
It can't get much more traditional than an Eggnog Martini featuring the quintessential flavors of the season.

We die! Bacon is still all the rage, especially in unexpected ways. Why not wow your guests with this bacon-accented Maple Bourbon Eggnog?

The Texas Farm Nog is a unique twist on eggnog featuring layers of rich flavors - created right here in Big D a few years back!
We hope we've whet your appetite with these lovely libations and now you're thinking about a unique holiday-inspired cocktail for your winter wedding celebration! There are so many more options on all of the linked sites where we've found these recipes, but you can always talk with your wedding planner, catering manager or bartender/mixologist about creating something special for your big day! Cheers!

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