Christmas cocktails




Add festive flair with  Christmas cocktails!




Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a delicious cocktail?

 

It’s that time of year when we’re all busy getting ready for Christmas, hosting or attending a multitude of end-of-year functions and wondering how the silly season came around so quickly! Hosting or planning events for home, work or school can be really stressful, but  we have a few ideas that will add a fantastically festive touch to your event, without taking a lot of time to prepare.

Kiwi Mimosa

This classic Christmas cocktail is inspired by our native Pohutakawas, which make our coast look so festive when they come into bloom!

Mix together:

750ml bottle of Prosecco

180mls of vodka

180mls of cranberry juice

Serve chilled in champagne flutes with a twist of orange peel. Use a potato peeler to get a lovely wide, but thin slice, and if you’re feeling adventurous, char the peel slightly with a chef’s torch for a delicious bitter orange aroma and taste!

Christmas Cocktails from Hibiscus Coast Party Hire

Christmas Punch

This non-alcoholic punch is great for the kids, the sober drivers and anyone else who prefers not to drink alcohol. It looks amazing in a glass dispenser and served in cocktail glasses or tumblers. A couple of days before your event, make some ice cubes with whole pomegranate seeds in them.

On the day, mix together:

2l of orange juice

1l of gingerale

1l of lemonade

Add orange slices, fresh mint and the pomegranate ice cubes for a dash of texture and colour. If you like pomegranate juice, try replacing half the gingerale with it. Sarah, the owner of Hibiscus Coast Party Hire, advises it’s an acquired taste, but she highly recommends it!

Non alcoholic punch from Hibiscus Coast Party Hire

Grazing platter - Hibiscus Coast Party Hire

Grazing Platters

You’ve probably seen the grazing table phenomena all over Pinterest and Instagram. Making up platters means you can tap into this trend but it’s much easier to prep ahead of time, store and transport. Think Christmas colours and load up your platter with gorgeous reds and greens. Include grapes, strawberries, prosciutto, salamis, cheeses, crackers and of course nuts; they not only taste yummy but look so festive!

Hosting a crowd? We have tables and chairs, glasses, catering equipment and much more available to hire, at very reasonable rates. Follow us on Facebook for more ideas for your next party or event.

Here’s to less stress, more fun and a very Merry Christmas to all!