With the holidays right around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favorite must have drinks to spice up any occasion. Whether you are hosting a bridal shower, baby shower, wedding, birthday or just having some friends over for a fun evening, these drinks are sure to impress any guest!  

1. Raspberry Peach Mimosas - Iet's kick brunch up a notch



  • Peach Juice
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Raspberry Liquor
  • Slices of raspberries and peaches (for garnish)


  1. In a champagne flute, combine juice and champagne (I used 1/3 juice and 2/3 champagne). Top with a splash of raspberry liqueur, and garnish with raspberries and peaches.


2. Christmas Sangria - Would Santa like a cold beverage? 



  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen white grape juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle chilled Riesling
  • Rosemary Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 red pear, cored and sliced
  • 1 blood orange, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle chilled Prosecco
  • Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs


  1. In a large pitcher, stir together grape juice concentrate, riesling, and rosemary simple Syrup. Add apple and next 7 ingredients, stirring to combine.
  2. Just before serving, stir in Prosecco. Garnish with rosemary, if desired.


3. Blueberry Mojito Royale



  • 1/3 cup blueberries (plus extra for a fancy blueberry swizzle stick)
  • 6-8 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ounces chilled Prosecco or champagn


  1. Place the blueberries, mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in a glass. (I recommend a 12-ounce glass or mason jar, but you can obviously use whatever you like.) Using a muddling tool or wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients in the bottom of the glass until the blueberries have released their juices.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour the rum over. Give it a stir.
  3. Top with chilled champagne or Prosecco and garnish with extra mint and blueberries if you’re feeling fancy.


4. Earl Grey Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail



  • 1½ oz bourbon (I prefer Bulleit Bourbon)
  • 1½ oz chilled Earl Grey Tea (I used Victorian Earl Grey tea from Teahaus Ann Arbor)
  • ½ oz shot simple syrup
  • 1 blackberry
  • ½ oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur (optional)
  • Garnish with a blackberry and a sprig of rosemary


  1. Muddle blackberry with simple syrup. Crush out as much blackberry juice as you can.
  2. Add bourbon, Earl Grey tea, Pear Liqueur if using and ice. Stir until very cold.
  3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a blackberry and a sprig of rosemary. (If you want to be fancy, poke the sprig into the blackberry and lay across the top of your glass.)


5. The Witch's Brew - This cocktail is scary delicious



  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Red and green food coloring
  • Lemon soda
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord
  • Blackberries (optional)


  1. In a shaker, add two ounces of vodka.
  2. Mix in 10 drops of green and red food coloring.
  3. Pour in half an ounce of Chambord.
  4. Stir all the ingredients with a spoon until everything is completely mixed together.
  5. Pour the mixture into a martini glass and top it off with an ounce of lemonade fizz.
  6. Drop in a few pieces of dry ice into the glass and watch the smoke appear.
  7. Add a blackberry as a garnish