Christmas season is one of the best times of the year! It is filled with love, family, and joy. This is a time where people come together to reconnect and show their appreciation for their loved ones.
This time of year can also be a bit stressful, with preparing for gift-giving and food for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! You can be so focused on the food and gifts that you may overlook what you’re going to drink!
If you are still looking around trying to figure out what drinks to make this Christmas, look no further! You will find a few simple Christmas cocktail recipes, as well as good beer and wine options, right here! These drinks will be sure to please everyone and be perfect for Christmas!
Let’s start with some beer!
Finkel And Garf Wheat with Cherries and Black Currants- $10.99
Finkel and Garf is a brewery out of Boulder that makes a variety of great-quality, delicious beers! This one in particular is perfect for the holidays! Great dark fruit flavors mixed with a dry, slightly tart finish will make this beer perfect for Christmas Eve before dinner!
Silver Moon “Killer Queen” Brut IPA- $10.99
Brut IPA is the new big thing this season, and may be the perfect option for people who aren’t huge Champagne fans! We have a few options, but Killer Queen is a favorite because of its balance of citrus and hop with a great bubbly finish!
St. Bernardus ABT 12 AND Christmas Ale- $13.99 each
St Bernardus is a Belgian Brewery that is considered to be one of the best breweries in the world! These Belgian Abbey Ales are smooth and rich with complex flavors and a bittersweet finish. The Christmas Ale is a little lighter but makes up for that with warm holiday spice!
These beers are sure to be crowd pleasers!
Now, on to wine!
Integer Brut Sparkling Wine- $19.99
This Sparkling wine is one of my all time favorites! Made in South Africa, this crisp, dry sparkling wine is perfect for toasting! It is made in the same way as French Champagne, but for a fraction of the price! This is one that you will want to have over and over again!
Hoopenburg Integer Syrah Blend- $19.99
This wine is from the same vineyard as the Integer Sparkling Wine!
Out of Hoopenburg, South Africa, the Integer Syrah blend is a wonderfully complex wine, Dry and tannic with balanced barrel integration gives this wine notes of mulberries and cinnamon with dried herbs. The subtle hint of smoke is a pleasing touch. This is Christmas Eve by the fire in a glass!
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades- $17.99
This Washington/ Southern Oregon red blend is full bodied and comlex. Fruit driven on the palate, this rich, ripe fruit comes from the Oregon Syrah, while the Washington Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot give it great structure and complexity. Big Cherry and leather notes make this wine the perfect winter warmer!
Finally, Great Cocktails!
Butterscotch Hot Cocoa
3/4oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
3/4oz Coffee Liqueur
5oz prepared Hot Chocolate
Mix ingredients into a mug. Top with Whipped Cream
This hot cocoa will be perfect for Christmas night sitting by the fire!
1 lime, halved
2 tbsp. sugar
1 c. sweetened cranberry juice
1 bottle champagne
White Christmas Margarita
10 ounces silver tequila
8 ounces grand marnier, triple sec, or orange liqueur
8 ounces lime juice
8 ounces coconut water
8 ounces canned coconut milk
6 ounces coconut cream
6 ounces coconut rum
6 ounces simple syrup
1 teaspoon coconut extract, if desired
for garnish: sprigs of rosemary and fresh cranberries
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and whisk until combined.
Pour into sugar rimmed glasses (optional)
Garnish with fresh cranberries and Rosemary sprigs (leftover from the mimosas!)
This will be perfect to drink with dinner (or anytime throughout the day)
There you have it! Come on in to buy these and get some last minute Christmas gifts!
We love being able to provide you with great options for beer, wine, and spirits! Thank you for supporting our small business and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!