Are you planning a holiday party at your home? Instead of bland, boring cocktails at your event, you can liven things up with a splash of color. Check out these colorful cocktail recipes for margaritas as well as vodka-based drinks.
Mixologist Tim Laird offers some helpful tips to spruce up your holiday cocktails to be more festive and delicious.
Start off with a Margarita base and a vodka base. If you mix up a pitcher of each ahead a time, you can be ready to easily mix the cocktails when your guests arrive.
The perfect Margarita base
- 1 1/2 oz. Herradura Silver
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. Finlandia Vodka
- 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
“You can store these bases in your refrigerator so they are nice and chilled. With both, you should give them a good stir before pouring them in either a martini or rocks glass,” says Tim Laird.
To dress up your cocktails with color and a little bit of flavor, use:
- Pomegranate juice for red
- Melon liqueur for green
- Blue-raspberry mix (or Blue Curacao) for blue
- Apple cider for gold
Tim demonstrates how to mix the drinks in this accompanying video: