"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die". The three basic amenities for life might be food, clothes, and a home to live in. However, for a celebration the necessities start with good food and ends with a good drink that lingers with you for a whole night. What is the celebration without taking your best-chosen beverages from your closet? Now is the time to step into the shoes of a mixologist and present to your guests an assortment of your cocktails and mocktails. Its Christmas and you will be either getting ready for a party at your place or will be enjoying a party at your friend's place. It's that time of the year that you were waiting for, to meet and greet your friends and relatives and cherish those moments that you had missed. Making the best, though not a Herculean task is not an easy task either. However, if you have a little patience and a little time you can pass the ordeal. It is quite natural that you will have to treat yourself as well as others with the best possible drinks that you can find at the store. Presenting to you some simple tips that will be helpful for you while picking your drinks from the store to re arrange your beverage closet.
Ideas For Christmas Party Drinks
Choose any beer of your choice. All you need to make sure is that it is aplenty. A plate of mince pies or a slab of good cheddar can be a terrific presentation together with a pitcher of beer.
Wines are always the part and parcel of every Christmas celebration. In no terms can we avoid wines from the menu. But rarely do we realize that there are some great ways for serving wines. Wines make a great combination with anything and everything that you find in your menu. There isn't any harm in treating it as an appetizer or you can even gladly serve it alongside a handful of crispy salted almonds or even smoked salmon.
Though Sherry is a much underestimated drink, it can be enjoyed on a Christmas party if you produce it in a variety of styles from its lighter version finos to dark and heavier version known as olorosos. You could even serve its dessert wine too.
Yet another wine bottle that has to wait for its rare chance to be a part of party recipes. What we don't know is that sometimes it can make some heavenly treats. It can be a perfect beginner as well as it can end your meal with style. A mix of white port with tonic water and a wedge of lime is good welcoming refreshment drink for your guests.
Being the most versatile spirit among the rest it can blend with everything, from a refreshing drink with ice to strong and ice cold Martini. Sipsmith Gin and Beefeater 24 are some good choices that you can go for.
Not only can it be a part of a great cocktail it can also be served after a meal or as something that offers you that little punch. Lepanto Spanish Brandy and Somerset Cider Brandy are two favorite British spirits that always give a feeling of their decadence. Monkey Shoulder and Compass Box Lady Luck are 'pure' or 'blended' malts, but when mixed in cocktails surely can take your breath away.
Alnwick Rum is one of Britain's best kept drinks secrets, a blend of Guyanese and Jamaican rums using a recipe that is over a century old. Trois Rivières 8 year-old from Martinique has a peppery kick and is wonderful when warmed and poured over vanilla ice cream.
Christmas drinks are to be chosen with utmost care and special attention. If you are trying something different this Christmas, you have some great ideas here.