Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Pumpkin Sangria

This pumpkin sangria is made of sweet white wine, spices, and fresh pears and apples. Using canned pumpkin makes it easy. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

11 Summer Whiskey Cocktails to Cool You Off

Just because its hot outside doesn’t mean you have to put your whiskey or bourbon on the back bar. These...


How to Make a Margarita Like a Professional Bartender

Learn how to make a margarita with our easy-to-follow guide. You'll be juicing limes and shaking up drinks like a...


How to Make a Pitcher of Margaritas

When the warm weather rolls around, treat yourself and a few friends to a tasty pitcher of margaritas.


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16 Flavored Margarita Recipes for (Almost) Every Flavor

From frozen strawberry basil to spicy jalapeno, these flavored margarita recipes add a fun twist to this classic cocktail.

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24 Christmas in July Cocktails

Cool off with these festive Christmas in July cocktails. We have very merry ideas for slushes, martinis, sangrias and other...


The Best Margarita Glasses to Buy in 2022

Whether you're looking for a cactus-stemmed sipper or an insulated margarita tumbler to keep your drink extra cold, we've rounded...

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11 St. Patrick’s Day Shots

Take a break from the beer and cider, and imbibe with these St. Patrick's Day shots.


Blueberry Mojitos

Blueberry and lime are two of my favorite flavors, so I added blueberries to my favorite mixed drink! This recipe...


Apple Cider Smash

A smash is a fruity and chilled cocktail—very refreshing. It's a great use for those apples you bought from the...


Creamy Irish Coffee

2 reviews

My maternal grandma seldom drank more than a glass of champagne at Christmas, but she couldn't resist my Creamy Irish...

Cranberry Pomegranate Margaritas

I came up with this beverage to serve at holiday celebrations for a festive twist on the traditional margarita. It's...


Sparkling Red Wine Sangria

1 review

Sangria is a Spanish drink of wine mixed with fruit juice, Sherry or brandy, cut fruit and spices. It's best...


Fireside Glogg

An aromatic blend of spices flavor this superb wine-based beverage. It is served warmed and it's sweet fruity taste will...


Pineapple Rum Punch

2 reviews

I created this with my favorite Bahamian juices. I got the inspiration for it from other Bahama punches I have...


Cranberry White Sangria

I tinkered with the ingredients in this sangria until it was perfect. It's also good with peach, apple or cherry...

Thin Mint Milk Shake

2 reviews

Save a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies for this creamy milkshake that's fun for kids and adults, too. —Shauna Sever,...


Luscious Lime Slush

3 reviews

Adults love this sweet-tart refresher anytime of year. For a kids’ version, simply leave out the alcohol. —Bonnie Jost, Manitowoc,...


Pumpkin Pie Martinis

6 reviews

My friends start requesting this cocktail in the fall and continue to ask for it throughout the holidays. Every delectable...


Frozen Lemon-Berry Margaritas

7 reviews

I like to cool down with this absolutely fantastic frozen margarita recipe. It's slightly icy, thick and perfect for when...


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Pina Coladas

5 reviews

Velvety-smooth texture and a taste of the tropics are what this tropical drink delivers. The easy-to-make drink can be mixed...


Mojito

3 reviews

Traditional mojitos are made with rum, which is both pleasant and mildly sweet. If you want a new spin on...


Chocolate Martini

1 review

The variations on martinis seem endless. But this sweet chocolate martini recipe is both creative and sophisticated in taste and...


Fresh Lime Margaritas

11 reviews

This basic fresh margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes. Try it frozen or with strawberries. —Taste of...

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Champagne Cocktail

This amber champagne cocktail is a bubbly twist on the traditional old-fashioned. Try it with extra dry champagne. —Taste of...


Homemade Limoncello

This limoncello recipe makes a drink better than any store-bought version. It's perfect as an after-dinner treat on its own,...


Hot Buttered Rum

8 reviews

I received this recipe for hot buttered rum from a friend over 30 years ago, and I think of her...


Sparkling Sangria

This is my sixth attempt at re-creating a sangria my friends and I enjoyed at a Pennsylvania inn. We all...


Vanilla Bean Fizz

A homemade vanilla bean syrup from our home economists fabulously flavors Champagne. The bubbly beverage is ideal for holidays throughout...


Calandria

A friend and I invented this perfect-anytime drink. It’s similar to a caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, but is vodka-based. Of...