Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Party Drink List and Shopping List!

I understand how hectic the Holidays can be! Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years....that could easily be three large gatherings of people who love to eat and drink! OH MY!!! So between the menu planning, the Christmas shopping, the decorating and cleaning for the mother in law... hehehe... When do you actually have time to think of creative fun new drinks? Well, that is what you have me for!

I have actually been working on this drink list for a few weeks. Unfortunately I have not been able to test these out myself. BUT! I will post another blog of my personal favorites that I have used and created. This list is to give you the most bang for your buck, while keeping a nice variety. I hope you are able to find some drinks here that will work for you. Not finding what you want? Go to the link below. It's where I found most of these awsome ideas!

Shopping List-Alcohol
Sour Apple Schnapps
Pomegranate Schnapps
Peach Schnapps
Vanilla Vodka
Plain Vodka

Hot Damn
Peppermint Schnapps

Creme De coca- dark
Irish Cream

Shopping List- Mixers
Ginger Ale
Sour Mix
Cranberry Juice
Orange Juice
Lemon-lime Soda
Apple Cider
Hot Chocolate
Half and Half

1 part Sour Apple Schnapps
1 part Vodka
1/2 part Sour Mix

Sour Apple Madras
1 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
1 Part Vodka
1 Part Cranberry Juice
1 Part Orange Juice

Hot Apple Toddy
3/4 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
3/4 Part Vanilla Vodka
Hot Apple Cider

Sparkling Apples
1 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
4 Part Vodka
small splash of grenadine

Sour Apple Fizz
3/4 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
3/4 Part Lemon Lime Soda

Apple Pie (shot)
1 Part Hot Damn
1 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
2 Part Vodka

Candy Apple
1 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
1 Part Peach Schnapps
1 Part Cranberry Juice

Red Ginger Fizz
1 1/2 Part Pomegranate Schnapps
1 Part Vodka
3 Part Ginger Ale

1 Part Peach Schnapps
1 Part Vodka
1 Part Pomegranate Schnapps

1 1/2 Part Pomegranate Schnapps
1 Part Vanilla Vodka
1/2 Part Lemonade

Sparkling Pomenade
1 Part Pomegranate Schnapps
1/2 Part lemonade

Fuzzy Nut
1 Part Amarretto
1 Part Peach Schnapps
Hot Chocolate

Damn Good
1 1/2 Part Hot Damn
1/2 Part Amaretto

Fire And Frost
1 Part Hot Damn
1 Part Peppermint Schnapps

Cool Cappuccino Mint
1 1/2 Part Peppermint Schnapps
4 Part Chilled Coffee

Choco Peppermint Shake
1/2 Part Creme de coca-dark
1/2 Part Peppermint Schnapps
1 Part Vanilla Vodka
2 1/2 Part half and half

Chocolate Martini
1 Part Creme De Coca- dark
1 Part Vanilla Vodka
1 Part Irish Cream

Now, you have the Drink list, the shopping list and life seems a little easier. Well, take a deep breath and ready yourself. Here are a few great ideas to make serving your guests easy, simple, and where you aren't stuck behind the bar making drinks all night!

Lemonade: To save money. Buy the powdered lemonade and make a gallon to keep in the fridge. It's very simple and easy to make more during the party without fuss!

Soda: Try buying the store brand. Such as Kroger, Ingles, and Publix. Their brands are pretty comparable to the "real deal".

Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate: Buy a few boxes of each. Use a coffee pot for hot water! It will keep it hot and easily accessible for everyone without having to keep an eye on the stove....just the water level!

Shots: Try making a large batch of each individual shot. So that all you have to do is pour each into a shot glass! No measuring and no mess! You can keep the large mix in the fridge til it's time to pour! Just be sure to label each and what is in each one!

As a good host or hostess, try having drinks available as people walk in the door. Be it a small shot to start people off...such as the Apple Pie to warm them up as they come in from the cold!

Then a nice display of drinks on the counter next to the munchies! Be sure to label everything so people know what they are drinking and that their is alcohol in the drinks. As well as having a cooler or a designated spot for drinks for the D.D.'s!

I'm full of ideas! Need some? Contact me! I'll be more then happy to listen to what you want to do and give you any advice I might have. Or just throw some ideas out there for you! Keep an eye on my Facebook page for updates and Holiday Tips!

Dottie ^_^

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