Winter Cocktails (+ West Elm Glassware)

What's the best part about the holidays? Family time? Presents? Reflecting on all we have to be thankful for and the cheer of the season? Or how about...PARTIES! I'd say that all of those things are the best thing about the winter months. From Thanksgiving through New Years, the festive spirit is all around and everyone is opening their hearts and doors to friends and family to celebrate. If you're planning to have a get-together with your loved ones this winter, we've got a collection of yummy winter cocktails and beautiful West Elm glassware to serve them in to inspire your next gathering. 

West Elm Metallic-Print Glassware

West Elm Metallic-Print Glassware

The Gingerbread Man*:

Shake together with ice and pour into on of the beautiful West Elm Metallic-Print Glassware pieces )set of 4 for $34). Add a cinnamon stick for garnish if you're feeling fancy.

The recipe above makes one drink. You can print out several recipe cards on pretty paper and put them on a drink cart for guests to serve themselves and try making their own drinks. 

*Original DrinksMixer.com recipe

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart, $350

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart, $350

I love this West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart, $350 which has ample storage for a variety of glasses, bottles, and recipe cards. These are very useful items to add to your home. They are there when you need them and roll away when you need more space.

West Elm Recycled Wine Punt Glassware

West Elm Recycled Wine Punt Glassware

Pomegranate Sangria*:

  • 1 (750-mL) bottle red wine (I used Pinot Noir)
  • 2 cups Pomegranate juice
  • 2/3 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish

In a large pitcher, stir together the wine, Pomegranate juice, brandy, and orange juice.  Add the apples and pears, and refrigerate for several hours, but preferably overnight.  Sprinkle pomegranate seeds into each glass before serving. Serve in West Elm Recycled Wine Punt Glassware (set of 4 for $19.99)!

*Pink Parsley original recipe

 

West Elm Quilted Acrylic Drinkware

West Elm Quilted Acrylic Drinkware

Old-Fashioned

  • 2 oz. Blended Whisky
  • 2 dashes Bitters
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • Splash of Soda
  • 1 strip Orange Peel
  • 1 strip Lemon Peel

Muddle the sugar and bitters together in a West Elm Quilted Acrylic Glass (set of 4 for $16-20). Add some ice, soda, and whisky. Stir and garnish with the orange and lemon peels. A manly drink sure to warm up the most icy-hearted Scrooge!

West Elm Vintage Style Stemware

West Elm Vintage Style Stemware

Dominicana*

  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces añejo rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces coffee liqueur

In a cocktail shaker, combine the cream, Simple Syrup and 1 ice cube. Shake well to aerate the cream and melt the ice. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the rum and liqueur; stir well. Strain into a chilled West Elm Vintage Style Stemware glass (set of 4 for $32). Spoon the whipped cream on top.

*Food and Wine original recipe