3 Simple, Festive Cocktail Recipes

What’s dinner without drinks? Eat, drink, and be merry! So if you’re having a huge holiday soirée or just happen to host an impromptu party, cocktails are an easy way to kick it up a notch. With festive drinks in hand we all feel a bit more fancy, right?

With the holiday season in full swing this weekend, we thought we’d share three easy and festive drinks for you to have on standby. Along with, of course, the full essentials for holiday entertaining these drinks will keep you party-ready.

We called in our fabulous mixologist friend Revae Schneider, of Femme du Coupe, and asked her the better way to make cocktails at home. She offered up three refreshing, delicious drinks that are brimming with festive flavor. And, best of all, they really are easy to create. Cheers!

Home Slice

  • 1.5oz Gin (Bombay Sapphire recommended)
  • .75oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .75oz Honey
  • .5oz Mathilde Poire (Pear Liqueur)

Add honey, fresh lime juice (about half a lime), pear liqueur, and gin to an empty shaker and add ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour into the glass of your choice up or over ice. Enjoy!


Suzy Homemaker 

  • 1.5oz Vodka
  • .75oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75oz Simple Syrup
  • .75oz Pomegranate Juice
  • .5oz Napoleon Mandarin Liqueur (optional)

Add simple syrup, fresh lemon juice (about half a lemon), pomegranate juice, Napoleon Mandarin, and vodka  and to an empty shaker and add ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour into the glass of your choice up or over ice. Enjoy!


Honey Hill Chiller

  • 1 bottle Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey
  • 1 bottle Le Sirop Ginger Zest
  • 12oz or 1 1/2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 12oz or 1 1/2 cups Apple Cider
  • 12oz or 1 1/2 cups Water

Add Le Sirop Ginger Zest, fresh lemon juice, apple cider, water, and whiskey to an empty punch bowl and add ice. Stir vigorously for about 30 seconds. Add punch label, pour into the glass of your and enjoy!


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  • Allie @ 6000 Miles to Home

    The suzy homemaker looks tooo cute in that gold rimmed glass with the star anise – gotta try it!

  • Yum, these all sound so good! And love how you styled everything!

    xo Jessica

  • YUM! These sound delicious. Craving a cocktail now with this rainy SF weather.

    Catherine | the latest on TheSingleDiaries.com

  • Nice photos ! 🙂