The Right Liquors for Holiday Entertaining
Right about this time of year is when you start thinking about trips to the liquor store with dreams of sugarplums in your head. It's the season for holiday parties, and holiday parties mean picking out the right booze. With all the other headaches of the holiday season, you don't need something else to add stress, especially considering the end result is a holiday drunk.
Luckily, Epicurious has put together a guide to help you know what to get to make your spirits bright. Check out their recommendations for Bourbon, Scotch, Rum and Brandy - and most of them are brands you can find in just about any liquor store, which is a nice touch.
Can it be? Once again, the holidays are almost upon us. It's peak season for entertaining at home, whether it's a festive cocktail party, a tree-trimming, a traditional family gathering, a bowl game, or the granddaddy of them all, New Year's Eve. It's also the time of year when our willingness to indulge in spirits reaches a zenith.
Given our seasonal proclivity — not to mention the return of the cocktail and the current craze for single malt Scotch and other fine spirits — it's time to take stock of the liquor cabinet or wet bar.
To help keep your guests merry and bright, here is a short list of five great, nay, essential, spirits to have on hand for the celebratory onslaught.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at December 12, 2006 7:27 AM