10 Dazzling Winter Cocktails

Toast your party guests with these fun, festive cocktails -- and great recipes to match.


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Pomegranate Champage Cocktails
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Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

    Add a unique twist to the traditional midnight toast by blending bubbly with pomegranate (or cranberry) juice.

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Serve it with: A dessert bar featuring decadent chocolate sweets

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Ultra Alexander

    A sweet blend of brandy, creme de cocoa, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream makes the ultimate dessert or party drink.

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Serve it with: Almond shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate

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Mojito Sparkler

    This refreshing blend of rum, fresh mint, lime juice, and sugar is a party favorite. Add a splash of club soda for a bit of fizz.

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Serve it with: Classic Mexican dishes with a twist

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Dandy Shandy

    Mix up your favorite dark stout with ginger ale to make this classic British cocktail.

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Serve it with: A buffet of warm appetizers -- dips, quiches, and tarts

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Clove Julep

    To make this delicious drink, crush mint and sugar at the bottom of a glass and add ice and vodka.

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Serve it with: Our Thai Chicken Wings in Peanut Sauce

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Basil Martini

    For a fresh take on the classic martini, shake Basil-infused vodka with a dash of vermouth.

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Serve it with: An assortment of our top 37 New Year's Eve appetizers.

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Ginger-Champagne Punch

    Make this icy blue cocktail by blending bubbly with vodka, crystallized ginger, and sugar.

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Chill: 4 hours

    Serve it with: A refreshing Green Tea and Tangerine Sorbet

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Sake Martinis

    Sake replaces gin in this nontraditional martini. Pickled ginger and green olives make a pretty garnish.

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Serve it with: Our easy Asian spring rolls

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Gibson

    Garnish a classic gin martini with cocktail onions or blue cheese-stuffed olives.

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Serve it with: Our Creamy Blue Cheese and Onion Dip

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Mai Tai Me

    Serve this blended cocktail of rum, Cointreau, and fruit juices over ice.

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Serve it with: An exotic menu of Asian-inspired appetizers

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