‘Tis the season to gather around with friends and family, and what better way to take in the beauty of the season than with a pretty cocktail and good company? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below—now all you need to do is supply the company. Cheers!
Honeycrisp apple sangria
This easy-to-mix sweet and tart concoction combines red wine and brandy with seasonal flavors like cinnamon and apple—and a splash of apple cider to add just the right amount of sweet. Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Cider rum punch
The apple cider and rum alone should be enough to please a picky crowd, but the real star of this cocktail is the thyme simple syrup, which adds an earthy element to this already wonderful drink. Find out how to make it at Verses from my Kitchen.
If you and your pals are already used to happy hours filled with icy margaritas and more guacamole than the law should allow, this tart take on a marg by Gimme Some Oven is perfect for your holiday gathering. Your next challenge: Finding the perfect yuletide twist on guac.
Cranberry pear ginger fizz
The genius creators of this cocktail over at Brit + Co say the drink came about to satisfy the needs of a very fierce people: cranberry sauce lovers. The aromatic scent and sweet pear flavor are just bonus prizes.
Pomegranate rosemary spritzer
A little Prosecco is completely appropriate year-round, but it’s even more so when it’s combined with fresh pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary. Get the purely perfect recipe from A House in the Hills.
And finally, a classic. Filled with spices and wine, then heated just enough to warm you from the inside out, this easy cocktail is perfect with friends, family or even alone with a good book. Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.