The Holiday Inspired Cocktails That Everyone Needs At Their Next Gathering
The Venue Report
byThe Venue Report


So you’re throwing a holiday party. Avoid the all-too-easy red wine cop out at your get together this year and test drive a new, seasonally fitting cocktail. We partnered with cocktail specialist, Matt Landes of Cocktail Academy to share his favorites for any festive gathering. Don’t worry, the test drive has already been done on these so you can worry about more important things like, what types of cheeses are best for your charcuterie board.

Whether you want spruce up your menu with a perfect pairing, add something a little special to your hors d'oeuvre tasting or simply looking for the best spiked punch recipe to satisfy the masses - Matt's thought of everything and sharing his secret sauce ways.

Photography by: Scott Clark 



The Magic Hour

What You'll Need: Lillet Rose, Grapefruit, Simple Syrup, Yellow Chartreuse, Sparkling Wine, Grapefruit Twist

The Recipe: 
Lillet Rose - 1.5oz
Grapefruit - .5oz
Simple Syrup - .25oz
Yellow Chartreuse - 1 bar spoon
Sparkling Wine
Grapefruit Twist to add that finishing touch



The Aperol Flip  

What You'll Need: Aperol, Juice of Half a Lemon, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Brut Champagne 

The Recipe: 
Aperol - 1oz
Lemon - .5oz
Simple Syrup - .5oz
Egg White - .5oz
Brut Champagne



The Troublemaker 

What You'll Need: Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Lemon, Strawberry, Cucumber, Club Soda 

The Recipe: 
Gin - 1oz
Sweet Vermouth - 1oz
Lemon - .75
Muddled Strawberry 
Muddled Cucumber
Club Soda



Blood Orange Sbagliato Punch


What You'll Need: 2 Bottles of Prosecco, 1 Bottle of Campari, 1 Bottle of Sweet Vermouth

The Recipe: 
Prosecco - 750 ml
Campari - 750 ml
Sweet Vermouth - 375 ml




Photography: Scott Clark | Venue: Daily Dose Cafe | Cocktails: Cocktail Academy | Paper: Everthine Designs


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