Easy Cocktail Recipes

Our renovated bar in all its holiday splendor (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Easy Cocktail Recipes. After my husband and I remodeled our outdated 1970s bar, we’ve been able to enjoy our bar area for Happy Hours. Soon, we began hosting our dinner guests in our bar area prior to serving dinner. We realized we didn’t have many of our own cocktail recipes and were relying on some of the classics from recipe books. In order to personalize our guests’ experiences at our bar, we designed some of our own tasty cocktail recipes.

Festive Pomegranate Pear Martini for the holidays (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Our bar area is pretty festive. We spent some time looking for bar stools that were both comfortable and attractive. I pulled out some framed art deco travel posters that I had used previously in an office at work. The prints are travel-based and fit well with our other decor. We love the LED wall shelving that showcases my husband’s scotch collection.

For a well-stocked bar, keep a few of the basics on hand. Vodka, gin, whiskey, and liqueur cordials along with fruit juices, bitters, and sodas can create a bevy of different cocktails. Garnish your cocktails with cocktail onions, pitted cherries, chunks of pineapple, thin apple slices, or thin slices or peels of citrus.

Our renovated bar in all its holiday splendor (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Since the holidays are approaching quickly, here’s a compilation of our current cocktails and non-alcoholic libations for your holiday planning, consumption and enjoyment. Happy Holidays to everyone!

*** Please remember to drink responsibly and ensure your guests do not over imbibe. ***



From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Easy Cocktail Recipes

Festive Blood Orange Martini

Enjoy a blood orange martini during the holidays (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Christmas Cheer Cocktail

Christmas Cheer Cocktail is a refreshing beverage to celebrate the holidays! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Autumn Cherry Pie Cocktail

Hubby’s Autumn Cherry Pie cocktail (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Winter Pear Martini

My Winter Pear Martini with St. Germain Liqueur celebrates the season! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Chocolate Almond Martini

Chocolate Almond Martini (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail served girly style in a Hurricane glass with an umbrella and fluffy hot pink feather slipper (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Pomegranate Pear Martini

Ruby-colored Pomegranate Pear Martini (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Clifton Sunset Martini

The Clifton Sunset Martini (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

White Peach Cosmopolitan Martini and non-alcoholic White Peach Cosmopolitan Refresher

White Peach Cosmopolitan Martini accompanies Peach Pistachio Ricotta Toasts (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Spiced Apple Martini and non-alcoholic Spiced Apple Sparkler

Serve my Spiced Apple Martini with assorted nuts (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Lemon Rosemary Martini and non-alcoholic Lemon Rosemary Refresher

The Lemon Rosemary Martini garnished with a lemon slice (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Tomato Basil Cocktail

My Tomato Basil Cocktail is a summery libation that is sure to please your guests (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)


Order some lovely cocktail and martini glasses for your happy hours and holiday parties from Amazon.

These cute charms will help identify your guests’ beverages:

These LED “ice cubes” are festive:

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