Cocktails: The 12 Days of Holiday Food Gifts


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From sparkly dresses to twinkling lights, from decadent greenery to jazz standard carols, the holidays are a time for decadence. Our favorite form of indulgence is a gorgeous cocktail (or two)! This year we’re craving drinks with personality and wintery notes like citrus, rosemary, and star anise.

We’ve put together a list of cocktails that are sure to spread the holiday cheer, from bubbly champagne to warm licorice to a festive rum punch. Here’s a toast to the holiday season, making and giving food gifts, and of course, enjoying a few yourself.

For more holiday food gift ideas (from cookies to candy to savory baked goods) check out the rest of our 12 Days of Holiday Food Gifts posts!

Black Pepper & Cranberry Shrub with Gin: Take a break from cinnamon and nutmeg. Instead, spice your cranberries with a zip of black pepper. {from With Food + Love}

Mulled Wine, Two Ways: Satisfy drinkers of red and white wine alike with flavors of apple, vanilla, ginger, and honey. {from How Sweet Eats}

Licorice Mulled Wine: Winter wine for the licorice lover, with just a hint of cinnamon and lemon. {from A Modern Wifestyle}

Winter Sangria: Dark, slightly sweet and somewhat spicy. Pairs well with velvet and Billie Holiday. {from The Artful Desperado}

Jingle Juice: Every kind of fresh squeezed citrus, a hint of mango, amaretto, and lots of rum go into this make-ahead crowd pleaser. Time to get festive! {from Baked Bree}

Cranberry Jello Shots: Say what you will about jello shots, they’re bound to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Especially in festive red and garnished with rosemary. {from A Beautiful Mess}

Rhubarb Grapefruit & Thyme Cocktail: There’s something sassy about grapefruit and something wise about rosemary, and together they just can’t be beat. {from Top with Cinnamon}

Eat Boutique Holiday Market: For baked goods galore, visit us for pastries, cookies, breads, and more. We’re open!


MAKER GIFT COLLECTION: Make your own beer bread and scones, and then slather it with jam with our Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon Collection.


Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019. 

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