It is the time to celebrate during the most wonderful time of the year, and today I have a quick Holiday Entertaining Guide for you. Hosting a holiday event can be stressful, especially if you are the one preparing all the food and drink for your guests, so today I have an easy set up to make your drinks festive, crowd-pleasing and most importantly self-serve.
I am a big fan of serving champagne, sparkling wine, or prosecco during the holidays. There is something special and celebratory about these drink selections at this time of year. For the most part, when I am hosting an event, I like to make the drinks self-serve so that everyone can help themselves as they wish. I stocked up on an affordable but highly rated sparkling wine at my local Total Wine & More, along with other drink mixers to create a “help yourself prosecco” bar.
To set up a self-serve prosecco bar, you don’t need much more than an open table, several bottles of prosecco or sparkling wine, wine glasses and some options to mix into the drinks. Decorations are optional but definitely make it more festive.
I use regular size wine glasses as I typically offer non-sparkling wines in both red and white when I entertain. This Cloud Break Chardonnay was a recommendation from the staff at Total Wine & More. Their recommendations make selecting wines easy, I find them especially helpful when I am entertaining and need to please all sorts of different drink preferences.
I took advantage of the large mixer selection at Total Wine & More and picked up these pre-made Cosmopolitan and Bellini mixes to add to our bar, but you can also set out your own homemade options. Here are some easy combinations to make festive Prosecco cocktails:
Prosecco + Cranberry Juice + a squeeze of Lime
Prosecco + Pear Juice + a Cinnamon Stick
Prosecco + Peach Puree (for a traditional Bellini)
Prosecco + Apple Cider with an apple wedge garnish
Add some fun cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, and some holiday decor and your guests can mix up all sorts of fun concoctions. For a non-alcoholic option, add some bottles of sparkling cider along with the flavored juices.
Total Wine & More not only has wine and beer, but also has all the entertaining supplies you need. It makes hosting easy as you can make just one stop to get drinks, mixers, glasses, napkins and all the other supplies you need for the perfect holiday party. (I also found the fun “It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails” bag there, I couldn’t resist!)
Enjoy celebrating the season!
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