Dried fruit can add a little sweetness to a holiday cocktail. A great addition to both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, it allows you to enjoy a fruity taste all season long. Some of our favorite flavors include dried cranberries for a winter margarita, Valencia oranges for a bright, citrus garnish and figs for a sweet and festive pop.
Peppermint is synonymous with the holidays. Consider red and green peppermint ribbon candy to add some cheer to your favorite martini or crushed peppermint for the glass rim.
Champagne is the drink of choice during the holiday season, especially for New Year’s Eve. Add some sweetness to your Brut champagne with a silver stick of rock candy or add some festive color with a red, green or blue rock candy stick that will change the color of your drink too. You could also add some extra fun and texture to your NYE champagne with pop rocks as a rim garnish.
Consider garnishes for shots too. You could add simple syrup to the rim with white sprinkles for a festive winter look.
A chocolate garnish is always a popular choice. Dipping the glass rim in chocolate and then in chocolate sprinkles is perfect for an Irish Coffee. You could also dip the rim of a martini in mocha syrup and shredded coconut for a spin on an Almond Joy.