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Festive Cocktails for Holidays Cheer!

So you’ve decked out the house (or cabin if you're staying with us this Christmas *wink*) with tinsel, untangled a 1,000 strands of Christmas lights, stood in astronomically long lines trying to cross off those last-minute gifts, and planned the perfect Christmas feast.

It is high time you kick back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with some fun, festive cocktails! Whether your taste runs sweet or sour, bitter or creamy, we’ve got you covered for a drink to pair with whatever mood you're in! And hey, save a few for your guests too.

The Classic Eggnog

As the single, most iconic drink of the holiday season, we thought it appropriate to highlight the classic eggnog. Now, most would agree that just one is good enough, so you better make it the best! We found a recipe that might just be... check out the Easy Eggnog Cocktail. In this recipe, they suggest using store-bought eggnog (to make your life easier), amaretto, vodka, nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel sauce. Need we say more. We suggest enjoying this one while wrapped in a blanket watching your favorite Christmas movie. It pairs especially well with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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If you are more of a martini lover, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy this blend of vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and white crème de cacao to get you in the holiday spirit. Whether you make a single serving or mix it in large pitcher for a holiday gathering, it is sure to be a hit! Start a new holiday tradition and serve it while watching the movie, “White Christmas”.

The Grumpy Gingerbread

For a change of pace, or for all those Scrooges out there, try this Grumpy Gingerbread bourbon drink complete with the perfect blend of Christmas spices. This is the ultimate recipe for those chilly winter evenings or for putting hair on your chest! Haha! Cozy up with this drink for a family board game night or make enough for a crowd for your ugly Christmas sweater party.

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Apple, Pear, and Pomegranate Sangria

This fruity sangria would be the perfect drink to ring in the New Years. The combination of white wine and champagne with the flavors of the fruit truly set this drink apart. Plus, it's a festive looking cocktail that tastes delicious! Just grab some fresh pomegranate seeds from the store, your closest friend and a cozy couch to fall asleep on before the ball even drops. Ah, the joys of age.

Christmas Morning Mimosas

Of course, our list wouldn’t be complete without a beverage for Christmas morning! Start your celebrations a little early with this unique twist on the classic mimosa that uses cranberry juice instead of orange juice. Sip and savor as your family tears open their gifts and you bask in the holiday glow with a little holiday glow in your cheeks. This style of mimosa would pair perfectly with some homemade cinnamon rolls or your favorite Christmas morning brunch.

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Whether you are celebrating the holidays at home, at the cabin, via Zoom calls, or with a few close friends, these holiday drinks will add the perfect festive touch. Try one or try them all! You just might start a new holiday tradition to enjoy for years to come!

Are you ready to start a new holiday tradition at Nitschke's Northern Resort? Wonderful! Our off-season, weekend or week-long rates are hard to pass up! Give us a call today and enjoy these festive libations in front of the warmth of a cabin fireplace. 715-356-7795



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