Holiday Cocktail and Appetizer Pairing Guide

Dec 7, 2022

Cocktail and Appetizer Pairing

The time of holiday parties is upon us!

And whether you’re hosting an extravagant soirée or having a few friends over for an intimate gathering, there’s guaranteed to be no shortage of food, fun and, of course, cocktails.

But how do you know what cocktails to serve with what appetizers? That’s where we come in! We’ll break things down by spirit and share a holiday cocktail pairing sure to impress your guests.

 

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VODKA

Yule Mule & Vegetable Pot Stickers with Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce

With common core ingredients like ginger and lime tying these together, you get a perfect bite of savory followed by a sip of fizzy, spicy sweetness. Serve the Yule Mule in a copper mug for an extra dose of wintry cheer.

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Get the Vegetable Pot Stickers with Sesame Ginger Dipping Sauce Recipe

GIN

Gin and Grape Rosemary Rosé & Classic Gougères

Rosé isn’t just for summer. Combined with rosemary simple syrup, gin and muddled grapes, this delicious wintertime cocktail is designed to bring out the floral notes in these Gruyère gougères. Easy to pop and plate!

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TEQUILA

Winter Pomegranate Margarita & Chunky Guacamole

We think that there is truly never a bad time for a margarita, especially during the holidays. Which is why we love this festive twist on a classic combo. By adding pomegranate to the mix, each bite of avocado is cut with a burst of tart berry.

Get the Winter Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

Get the Chunky Guacamole Recipe

WHISKEY

The Seattle Sipper & Steak Sliders with Bacon and Blue Cheese

The ultimate cure-all for the winter chill: a heartwarming, whiskey-forward cocktail and steak sliders. The cider in the cocktail cuts through the fat of the applewood bacon, and a thick reduction of Cabernet Sauvignon and crumbled blue cheese tie it all together.

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WINE

French 75 & Chargrilled Shucked Oysters

For the fancier affairs, a French 75 served in a coupe glass is a heavenly match for these chargrilled oysters. The carbonation helps refresh and cleanse your palate, so you can enjoy the more subtle flavors of Parmesan and oregano in this spin on an oysters Rockefeller.

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APERITIF

Spiced Negroni & Autumn Charcuterie Board

The Negroni Sbagliato might be what’s trending, but we’re partial to a Spiced Negroni this holiday season. Because Campari has a distinct bitterness, it needs strongly flavored salty meats and bold cheeses to accompany it, which makes this charcuterie spread an easy pairing, and even easier presentation.

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Get the Autumn Charcuterie Board Recipe

 

Spark some joy this holiday season! Explore our Christmas Shop for everything from ornaments and holiday linens to stocking stuffers and entertaining must-haves.

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