18 Darling Ways to Top Off Holiday Sips + Snacks
There's nothing better than drinking a holiday-hued cocktail with a candy garnish. We've got traditional and not-so-traditional holiday snacks and sips that get a bit of festive flair with sprinkles, candy, spices and more.
Sprinkle With Cinnamon
Step aside, PSL. I'm all about this homemade gingerbread latte made with fresh-brewed coffee, baking spices, vanilla extract and maple syrup. The holidays are h-e-c-t-i-c so adding a splash (or two!) of brandy will make this extra yummy. And forget making this low-calorie — jump right in by topping your finished latte with a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a few cinnamon sticks for festive flair.
Make This: Spiked Gingerbread Latte
Make Food Fun
Turn your kids' favorite store-bought snacks into fun and festive treats for the season. Chocolate chips, nonpareils, sprinkles and colorful icing turn everyday food into smile-worthy bites that are almost too adorable to eat.
Here, strawberries are turned into sweet mini Santas with white icing and chocolate chips.
Make This: Festive Snack Hacks
Sugar Your Fruit
Relish in the combination of savory and sweet with this beautiful and delicious appetizer that layers cranberries, brie and cranberry chutney on a salty cracker. The element that really seals the deal? The sugared cranberry garnish right on top. Sugar, water and fresh cranberries are all you need to make these tart and sweet bites.
Make This: Cranberry Brie Bites
Decorate With Ribbon (Candy)
The holidays call for peppermint, so garnish your next Creme de Menthe cocktail with the ever-so-festive peppermint ribbon candy. The garnish adds an exquisite touch with the red and green color combo.
Make This: Ribbon Candy Martini
Add an Herbacious Touch
Starting with a base of pomegranate juice, soda water and vodka (your spritzer!), freeze pomegranate seeds, cranberries or other complementary fruits into ice cubes for a splash of color and added flavor. Then add an aromatic rosemary sprig to finish. Trust me, this beautiful, blushing drink is as pretty to look at as it is to drink.
Make This: Pomegranate Spritz
Top With Candycanes
If you're expecting a house full of guests this season, we've got the perfect crowd-pleasing treat that adds a seasonal touch to everyone's favorite snack. Add melted white chocolate and finely crushed peppermint to popped popcorn for the perfect mix of salty and sweet.
Make This: White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn
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