Food on Friday # 54 Party Drinks

Christmas Party Booze

‘Tis the season to be jolly.

Some people like parties, and some people like drinking.  For people who like a lot of both, here are some drinks that should probably go down well at Christmas Parties.  Good Grief!

Remember, anyone can make a really strong cocktail that will get people very drunk very fast ~ but how good a party does that make?  So here are some more tastefully interesting drinks.

First up this week is a great looking cocktail I found on Jessica Merchant’s site how sweet it is we have this great recipe for rose champagne mojitos.  I would serve these to my discerning guests.


Rose Champagne Mojitos

For a different take on the mojito, Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest gives us this brilliant looking White Christmas Mojito.


White Christmas Mojito

If your guests arrive cold and shivery, Tieghan also had a smashing recipe for hot maple apple cider in Food on Friday # 48, which was about apples.


Maple Apple Cider

Here’s something for a Californian Christmas.  Recovering pastry chef, the bojon gourmet has these rosemary, pomegranate and grilled meyer lemon vodka sparklers.  Don’t try saying all that after drinking five or six of those things.


Rosemary Pomegranate and Grilled Meyer Lemon Vodka Sparklers

From Chungah at Damn Delicious there’s a simple and easy strawberry pineapple mimosa, although in England we call champagne and orange juice Buck’s Fizz, and we make it a lot stronger.  Add a splash of brandy to that and you’ve got yourself a fresh juice Barbotage.  Consume that Barbotage very carefully.


Strawberry Pinapple Mimosa

This recipe for holiday rum punch, by Tracy Shutterbean, (aka Tracy Benjamin), is straight from the San Francisco bay area.  I’ve drunk rum punch in San Francisco, and I know that if you’re not careful this punch could get you very drunk.  Nice.


Holiday Rum Punch

At some time during your own party, you may want to retire to a quiet corner, perhaps with a special friend, and enjoy a glass of the water of life.  If you don’t know about whisky, here’s a post from Todd and Diane in LA, the White On Rice Couple, telling you all about the different types of whisk(e)y.  Back in the day I drank Laphroaig ~ too strong and too sophisticated for most ordinary men.



If all that wasn’t enough, from Country Living magazine here are 28 Christmas cocktails that will make you forget all about the presents.  These are are pretty easy, including this winter wonderland cocktail, originally from Nicole at the Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie.


Winter Wonderland Cocktail

How about some appetisers to go with all this booze?  Heather Christo has the ultimate vegan appetizer platter, Damn Delicious has cheesy garlic bread, and easy firecracker shrimp, Cooking up the Pantry has cheese and mustard puffs,  Half Baked Harvest has a cheese fondue boardor you can check out Food on Friday # 25 ~ Bar Snacks.


Easy Firecracker Shrimp


WAF Landscape Christmas Cards.qxdjust don’t be a crass American and serve beers in the bottle, give your guests a glass.

jack collier

13 responses

  1. These look delicious!

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  2. I never ever serve beer in a bottle, dear sir, I was brought up properly!

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    1. Swigging beer from the bottle is so tacky. 🙂

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      1. All good Southern girls know better!!

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  3. Drinking in moderation controlled enjoy drink a lot more. Sipping it not knocking it back like it was last wk making idiot yourself. Office party lands all over you tube. You be gossip for wks to come. All doing is say sorry till next Christmas. Remember never drink & drive not worth it . Hang keys up take a taxi/cab instead or share it cut cost down on the fare.

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  4. I love Mimosas! And those mojitos just look too pretty, but I would be happy to drink those as well. If only I weren’t on medication!😔
    Don’t you know it’s only classy if are you served “their best wine” and its wine out of a box and the price tag still on😂

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    1. Yep, not being able to drink at Christmas is a shame ~ I feel for you. Wine in a box…. perfect for the real boozer. 😉 ❤

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  5. Hey now … I always serve with a glass … or at least a paper cup. 🙂

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    1. Kudos. But then, we both know that you have class. ❤

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      1. Awwww …. thanks, Jack! 🙂

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  6. I was curious about that white one, and the recipe sounds pretty yummy indeed (even though I’m not much of a sweet drink person). Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Christmas is a perfect time to try something different. 😉

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