A recent Ipsos poll found 66 per cent of people who responded were optimistic about the coming holidays, with seven out of 10 Canadians expressing they will open their homes to loved ones this year. And with many celebrations taking a long pause during the pandemic, why not use this holiday season as an excuse to make every moment memorable by wowing your guests with an elevated cocktail hour during these special occasions? Whether you’re a holiday host extraordinaire looking to revive your entertaining game post-pandemic or wanting to dazzle your friends and family with some new mixology skills, this cosy holiday cocktail is sure to make your guests feel extra special and welcomed, reminding them what it’s like to celebrate with one another. —Vita Daily
With the sweet flavours of winter fruits alongside Ketel One Vodka, this refreshing cocktail is sure to be the star of the show. Even make a big batch, so you don’t have to play bartender all night.
15ml Ketel One Vodka
25ml Grand Marnier
20ml cloudy apple juice
15ml homemade star anise
10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass. Top with champagne.