You Have the Photo Booth... Now for the Drinks

November 01, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

So you have your Holiday party all planned out for your corporate event, your family, or your friends. You have already booked a photo booth after you read a blog post on the advantages to having a photo booth at your corporate event. Now it is time to get down to some  other important details. 

The Drinks. 

At Seattle Party Booth we have scoured the internet, Pinterest, and beyond to find the Holiday Drinks of the Season. We've even included some non-alcoholic ones for our younger friends and fans. 

For the Adults: 

Candy Cane Cocktail 

Candy Cane is a delectable dessert drink made with peppermint, chocolate and berry flavors.  Just the name alone will get you in the holiday spirit!

 
Ingredients:
 
3/4 oz SKYY Berry vodka
3/4 oz Peppermint Schnapps
3/4 oz white Crème de Cacao
1/4 oz grenadine
half and half
Soda water
 
Preparation:
  • Pour the vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, white Creme de Cacao and grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour into a cocktail glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy.
  • Fill with half and half.
  • Top with a splash of soda water
  • Rim the glass with crushed candy canes or other peppermint candy, using the Schnapps or Crème de Cacao to wet the rim.

 

Hot Buttered Rum

This recipe from Emeril Lagasse for the traditional winter beverage, is a wonderful addition to any holiday party or yuletide gathering (just not for the kiddies!).

 
Ingredients
 
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water
 
Directions
 
In a bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately.
 
 
 
Mulled wine (or Glogg as it’s called in Sweden), is wine, usually red, combined with spices and typically served warm. Nowadays, it is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and Halloween.
 
Ingredients
 
2 (750 milliliter) bottles red wine
2 ounces dried orange zest
2 ounces cinnamon sticks
20 whole cardamom seeds
25 whole cloves
1 pound blanched almonds
1 pound raisins
1 pound sugar cubes
5 fluid ounces brandy
 
Directions
  • Pour wine into a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Wrap orange zest, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves in cheesecloth, tie with kitchen string and put into pot. Let boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in almonds and raisins and continue to boil for 15 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Place a wire grill over the pot and cover with sugar cubes. Slowly pour on brandy, making sure to completely saturate the sugar. Light sugar with a match and let it flame. When sugar has melted, cover pot with lid to extinguish flame.
  • Stir and remove spice bag. Serve hot in cups with a few almonds and raisins.

 

For our younger fans (Non-Alcoholic Drinks!) 

Grinch Punch

What could be more fun than a green frothy drink with Sprinkles names after a Dr. Suess character? Was it really the Whoville citizens that made his heart grow or was it his love for ice cream floats like this one? Serve this at your event and you may just find out! 
 
Ingredients
Green soda (Perhaps Jones Green Apple Soda)
Vanilla ice cream
Green sprinkles
 
Directions
Rim the edges of your glasses with green sugar sprinkles. In a large bowl loosely stir together the vanilla ice cream and soda. Use 1 scoop of ice cream per one 12-ounce glass jar of soda. Pour into rimmed drink glasses and serve!
 
 
 
The title includes two of the best parts of the holidays, Apple Pie and Cider. Try it. You won't regret this delicious treat, especially after you stumble inside after a exhaustingly fun snowball fight or game of family football. 
 
Ingredients
 
1 1/4 quarts apple cider
3 tablespoons firmly packed light-brown sugar
7 whole cinnamon sticks, (6 sticks for garnish)
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Ground cloves
Freshly grated nutmeg
Salt
1/2 cup Calvados, or other brandy (optional)
 
Directions
In a medium saucepan, whisk together cider, sugar, spices, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; pour in brandy, if desired. Strain into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve in mugs, garnished with cinnamon sticks.
 
 
 
We had to include this classic holiday drink. This one is cherished by young and old and never fails to bring a warm smile to everyone's face. 
 
Ingredients
 
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 quart milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)
7 peppermint sticks; 3 crushed (1/4 cup), 4 left whole
pinch of salt
 
Directions
  • Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs; serve each with a peppermint stick.

 

We hope these help with the holiday planning! Do you have a drink you make every year? We would love to hear about your special drink in the comments! 

 

If you still need to book your photo booth for the holidays, please contact us.

 


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