The holidays are full of family reunions, work parties, good times with friends, and nights cozied up on the couch with you and your lovable pooch. From spritzers to hot chocolate, we’ve collected some of the most beloved holiday drinks of the season and the best activity and carol to enjoy it with. Sit back and relax with a homemade cocktail because life begins where you live and living in Alliance Community offers the ultimate lifestyle experience. #AllianceUltimateChill
St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
Ingredients: pomegranate juice, St. Germain, sparkling white wine, club soda and a few pomegranate seeds.
Pair it with: All I want for Christmas is you + decorating your place
Time to bust out the holiday decorations, put on your Mariah Carey playlist and enjoy a few sips of spritzer. After a few glasses, you’ll be hitting the high notes just as well as Mariah.
Ingredients: cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, ice cubes
Pair it with: Jingle Bell Rock + white elephant party
Your friends will love these delightful drinks! Invite them over for a white elephant party and rock around the tree listening to jingle bell rock.
Ingredients: sweet red wine, sparkling cran-apple cider, clementines, granny smith apples, pomegranate arils, cranberries, rosemary (garnish)
Pair it with: Let it Snow + baking holiday treats
While you’re baking cookies and gingerbread houses, enjoy a glass of winter sangria while listening to this traditional carol.
Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail
Ingredients: cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks, oranges (juiced for 1 cup), sugar, rum, orange slices and cinnamon sticks (garnish)
Pair it with: Home for the Holidays + DIY crafting
Take a night to make homemade ornaments and craft a holiday wreath while listening to home for the holidays. Cranberry juice and rum might even make you more creative and spark some other DIY project ideas.
Holiday Milk Punch
Ingredients: bourbon, rum, milk or cream, vanilla and simple syrup, nutmeg (top off)
Pair it with: I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus + wrapping presents
Maybe you’ve been procrastinating on wrapping up gifts, but with some cheeky music and milk punch – this task just got a lot better. Whatever you do, don’t wrap up the punch – that’s a special drink just for you.
Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider
Ingredients: pomegranate juice, pressed apple cider, brown sugar, whole cloves, whole allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, orange slices
Pair it with: Blue Christmas + online shopping for gifts
As you browse site after site looking for the right gift for everyone in your circle, put on the King of Rock and Roll. Sip your cider while Elvis does his Christmas carol crooning.
Bailey’s Hot Chocolate
Ingredients: milk, half and half, semi-sweet chocolate chips, Bailey’s Irish Cream, marshmallows
Pair it with: Baby it’s Cold Outside + snuggled up on the couch
Cuddle on the couch with your pet or SO while enjoying a tasty cup of Bailey’s hot chocolate and listening to Baby it’s cold outside play in the background. Check out the holiday section of Netflix and pick out a few classics for your next holiday movie marathon.
Got any drinks to add to this list? Let us know your favorite pairing for winter drinks in the comments.