Getting into the Holiday Spirits: Festive Drink Recipes

The holidays are the perfect time to plan a get-together with family, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to plan a party with your friends. We started by visiting the sleek and modern Cocoa Moon and met with a professional bartender that agreed to create a mix of holiday drinks for us (p.s. I love my job!).

Star Noir Studios captured the holiday drink inspiration with a real-life couple. The chemistry was perfect and they looked smokin’ hot with a Nina Canacci white and gold formal gown from the Gilded Gown and a holiday look with hair and makeup by Suzanne Clayton, MUA. A gold purse by Colorifix and matching shoes by Jessica Simpson were the perfect accessories. A coordinating gold-lamé vest and bowtie from Regal Tuxedo was the perfect compliment to a traditional black tuxedo.

Star Noir Studio jazzed up the party with a little gold glitz in the invitation stationery, while we created a matching gold and silver centerpiece with a giant martini glass, gold and silver ornaments, and twists of gold wire. The last detail we needed was a textured gold linen, provided by White Table. Here are our suggestions for holiday drinks for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy 2015!
screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-1-14-43-pmWhite Chocolate Martini

Try this simple recipe for a simple and tasteful holiday drink that is oh-so-rich.

  • (1 oz) Vanilla Vodka
  • (2 oz) Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • (1 oz) Cream
  • (1/2 oz) White Crème de Cacao
  • 1 tablespoon Chocolate Syrup (for garnishing)
  • Ice Cubes


Lychee Martini

Unique is the perfect way to describe this sweet concoction.

  • ¼ cup Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup lychees (6 to 10)
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz vodka
  • .75 oz Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur


Grand Marnier 

With fragrant orange flavors enhanced by the cognac with nuances of hazelnut, this elegant liquor needs nothing but a snifter glass.


Stella Artois

This Belgian beer is the perfect addition to any holiday party as it was first brewed as a Christmas brew!


Golden Margarita

Made with Cuervo Gold, Grand Marnier, and lime, the Cuervo Golden Margarita® is a unique drink for the holidays that will grab your guests attention. If you don’t have a professional bartender like we did, don’t worry–there is a pre-mixed version.



Event Design & Favors: Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints
Photography & Invitations: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Cocoa Moon
Dress & Accessories: The Gilded Gown
Tuxedo: Regal Tuxedo
Linens: White Table
Hair & Makeup: Suzanne Clayton, MUA