We have an annual tradition in our neighborhood...we all gather for a holiday celebration in which we go to 12 different houses each serving a different cocktail. We call it The 12 Drinks of Christmas! SO MUCH FUN!!! As long as you pace yourself.
Over the years, my husband and I have learned some tricks:
1) Eat the offered appetizers. (Drinking on an empty stomach can be...bad. Very, very bad!)
2) Try to drink water (or some other non-alcoholic beverage) at every other house.
3) You don't have to finish every drink. Tasting is okay. Sipping is even better.
These are rules to live by when you're served Duck Farts (yes, that's a real drink) at one house and hot spiced wine at another. These things do not mix well. We have learned to be cautious.
The 12 Drinks party is next weekend and last night my husband and I were trying to narrow down our drink choices, so we were sampling this (The French Kiss):
And this (the Bailey's Cherry Cafe):
And this (a Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Martini):
The clear winner...The French Kiss. Just the right amount of sweet and VERY pretty. Although, chocolate kisses DO NOT, in fact, float as a garnish...they sink. So I'm thinking chocolate shavings instead ;)
I found all of the recipes here (the pics alone are to die for!).
Do you have any fun holiday party plans or traditions???