Don’t let your guests freeze! At a winter wedding, this task is no less important than beautiful decor and musical accompaniment. Fleece blankets, warming drinks, winter format go ahead? Regardless of the place of celebration and the format of thebanquet, there are wonderful ways to take care of relatives and friends, give them a good mood and a sense of comfort at your holiday. Chanfashion ready to share ideas, tips and recipes for alcoholic drinks for a winter wedding!
hot chocolate and cocoa bar
Hot chocolate and aromatic cocoa are the most popular drinks for autumn and winter. They fill us with warmth, are associated with childhood and holidays. Therefore, we firmly believe: cocoa bar is a must for every winter wedding, no matter what theme you choose. Take a vintage sideboard or wooden table, cover it with a tablecloth, add spruce branches in wreaths or spruce garlands to create an absolutely winter atmosphere.
Small snowy Christmas trees, copper mugs, chocolate figurines dedicated to your wedding, wooden signs with inscriptions “Get warm”, “Help yourself”, “Keep a good mood” — fantasize and decorate your cocoa bar, as you wish. Your guests will be happy like children in the New Year!
Of course, you need to take care of the dishes: paper cups look very dignified, and if you decorate them with themed inscriptions, your initials or cute patterns, they will make guests take out their mobile phones and take selfies!
Porcelain cups or monogrammed aluminum mugs with your date will cost significantly more, but look even more beautiful! This is not just dishes, but a real decor.
And which cocoa bar without zephyrok? Complement hot chocolate tables with simple sweets in glass jars or bowls. Appetizing in appearance, sweet in taste, amazing in memory.
Fused marshmallowsso viscous and sugary-sweet, while still hot, are wonderfully suited for a holiday in the cold, whether it is a winter, Christmas or February wedding. Organize a bar with marshmallowso that guests can chat by the fire and eat delicious sweets.
You can also merge the zone marshmallow and a hot chocolate bar, creating one very popular spot at your wedding. Perhaps more popular than photo booth and the dance floor!
Alcoholic drinks for winter holiday
Cocktails for a winter- they must be special! There will always be a place in our hearts for mulled wine, hot topping or warm apple cider. But if you’re looking for something special for a doubly festive Christmasor a February familydinner at home, turn off the kettle and head for some whiskey and rum, because we’ll show you worthy drinks for yourguests!
Hot whiskey with cinnamon
This old school the strong drink is chic, and is ready to warm men (and possibly ladies) throughout the evening.
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup or powdered sugar
- 2 drops of tincture
- 40 ml of whiskey
- water splash
- Orange peel
- 1 frozen cherry
- 1 cinnamon stick
- cedar board + kitchen burner
Use the burner to set fire to the cedar plank, and then immediately place an upside-down cocktail glass on it, squeezing the smoke.
In another glass, combine syrup (or sugar) and tincture (bitter). Make some quick moves. Squeeze the orange zest over your drink, then lightly rub the rim of the glass with the rind. Add ice (a large ice cube would look great here) and pour in the whisky. Then add some hot water. Or a lot if you don’t want to see at the moment hung over guests. Cinnamon and cherry as garnish.
Hot Chocolate Boozy
Add Baileys classic hot chocolate, whiskey, Amaretto, Frangelico, coconut rum, coffee liqueur or crème de menthe – the options are endless.
If you are planning to organize cocoa bar or a hot chocolate bar, just place an alcohol stand next to it. So that guests, if desired, can make their drinks a little stronger.
Hot Buttered Rum
Buttered rum is one of those things that gets talked about a lot in foodie circles, but no one makes it in real life. It’s time to change traditions and surprise guests! Dark rum, butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg — that’s your winning combination!
- 2 parts Bacardi Carta Negra
- 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
- 3 carnation flowers
- ¼ stick of butter
- stick and nutmeg for garnish
Melt butter in saucepan with sugar and cloves on low heat. Turn off the heat, add Bacardi Carta Negra and stir well. Pour the contents through a sieve into a mug or thermo glass. Dilute with hot water to taste. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and grated nutmeg. Delicious!
Warm apple cider
There are many variations of warm apple cider cocktails, some with whiskey, others with liqueurs, but all include cream and cinnamon, which play a decisive role. We find this recipe to be a fun and relatively easycocktail option.
- 60 ml of liqueur Tuaka
- 1/2 cup apple cider (hot)
- whipped cream
- cinnamon stick
Pour Tuaku in an Irish coffee glass. Pour in hot apple cider. Add a dollop of cream on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Ready!.
mulled wine with Sangrinia
The perfect drink for preparing large parties and serving your guests as a welcome drink or late in the evening.
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 4 cups apple cider
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup spiced rum
- 1 apple chopped
- 2 halves clementines
- 1 clementine
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 8 whole cloves
- 3 star anise
- 1 vanilla
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
- 4 thin slices fresh ginger
- apple and clementine slices for decoration
Mix wine, cider, honey, rum, apple pieces, clementines and zest in a large saucepan and leave it on low heat.
While the ingredients are heating up, put out cinnamon sticks, cloves, anise, vanilla, nutmeg and ginger in a small saucepan for 5 minutes, occasionally tossing spices with a wooden spoon. Add to saucepan and mix well.
Let the sangria simmer for 25–30 minutes, stirring occasionally to help dissolve the honey and spices. Don’t bring to a boil.
Serve hot, garnishing glasses with apple slices. Enjoy!
White wine Toddy
Some white wine lovers will see this as sacrilegious, but if you’re looking for a unique alternative to mulled wine, this recipe might be just what you need. Cardamom, cognac, honey and lemon — does that sound like a cure for a cold? And you try!
- 4 cardamoms
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of Riesling
- 2 teaspoons cognac
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 half of a lemon
- 4 lemon wedges
carcasses pods cardamom in a dry skillet over high heat, tossing frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Gently crush them in the garlic press.
In a medium saucepan, combine the riesling, cognac, honey, cardamom and bay leaf. Squeeze half a lemon and add the peel to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to the lowest setting and simmer. within 45 minutes. Strain and divide into 4 cups. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve!
Hot Gin and tonic
Yes, gin and tonic is not at all associated with a winter drink, and the thought of a warm version of it can confuse and surprise you. And yet, pay attention to this amazing drink!
- 50 ml of gin
- 25 ml syrup
- 10 ml hot water
- orange peel for garnish
Unlike a classic G&T, this warm gin cocktail does not contain tonic water or ice. Instead, use boiling water, sugar, or even some kind of tonic syrup.
Connect gin and syrup in a mug or heat-resistant glass. Stir properly. Fill with boiling water.
The best decoration for a warm gin are citrus. Try lemon or orange peel!
It sounds so delicious! By mixing dark rum with tea and coconut milk, you can create a real fragrant masterpiece! This is a great hot cocktail to make in large batches.
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (best used from a can)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1–2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or more depending on desired sweetness)
- 1 tea bag
- 60 ml dark rum
Combine coconut milk, water and coconut sugar in a small bowl.
Put on the fire and put the tea bag in your drink. Leave on fire for 5–7 minutes.
Add rum, stir well, then pour into a mug.
Garnish with cinnamon, chocolate chips, or your favorite spices.
Mulled wine with pomegranate juice
Take care of your guests, including those who don’t drink alcohol. If classic mulled wine seems too classic to you, or if you want to please your guests with an unusual variety. Try!
- 1 liter of juice
- 1 sachet of rosemary
- 1 pinch of sumac
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1⁄2 tsp coriander seed
- 1⁄2 orange
Pour the pomegranate juice into a large saucepan. Add rosemary, sumac, cinnamon stick, coriander seeds and orange. Bring to a boil, then pour through a sieve into a pitcher. Pour into heat-resistant glasses or tin cups. Fragrant!
Tips for serving hot cocktails at a wedding
- Think about how you’ll serve your drinks: simmering, hot cocktails will blow up regular glassware: look for iron disposable cups, ceramic mugs, or Irish coffee glasses for winter drinks, or serve them warm rather than hot.
- Talk to the banquet venue administrator about how to store ready-made drinks: on the stove or in large food thermoses.
- Dream up decorations — creating stylish holiday cocktails is all about how they look, not just how they taste. Cinnamon sticks, orange peels, candies, pomegranate seeds, coffee beans and marshmallows - beautiful winter decorations.
May yourcelebration be incredibly warm and cozy!