Retro style Christmas drinks Snowball Go retro this Christmas with this classic cocktail, the Snowball, which was popular in the 60s and 70s. Just mix advocaat, lemonade and a dash of lime cordial, whisk and serve in a tall glass with a cherry on a cocktail stick. For a stronger drink try a shot of vodka for a Russian Snowball.
The Manhattan cocktail is made by stirring together rye or Canadian whiskey with sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters. The drink is usually finished with a cocktail cherry and is traditionally served in a cocktail glass.
While traditional sweets work well for dinner parties, cocktail parties call for finger foods. Petite portions are ideal for a few reasons: most guests won't want to eat an entire slice of pie, miniature desserts typically appear more elegant, and perhaps most importantly, it's best to keep the spread to that which can be eaten with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand. Keep reading for 28 recipes that fit the bill.