The holidays are here and we are basking in the glow that surrounds the season: family, friends, giving to those in need, and giving thanks to our many blessings. Of course, we are also basking in the soft glow of light from our lovely Christmas tree lighting our entry.
Rustic Christmas decor

This year, our theme for our Christmas decor was the warm and raw qualities of the Metals of The Earth. Our tree is dripping in golds, silver, bronze and copper in a rustic yet sophisticated palette. We love it! We combined other elements of the Earth to give it a rich, textured, woodsy feel including pine cones and leaves.

Rustic Christmas decor - pine cone ornament. Rustic Christmas Decor
image3Metal inspired Christmas decor

We’ve been very busy the last few weeks catering and coordinating countless Christmas parties but we know, with Christmas next week, there are still many parties and gatherings to be had. We got to thinking how we could channel our unique Christmas decor theme into what we could serve to party guests and were struck with inspiration – holiday cocktail recipes inspired by the precious metals. Here is just a snippet of the recipes we would concoct for a Christmas party shinning to the hilt with copper, silver and gold!

Holiday Cocktail Recipes:

The Golden Snowball

Gold inspired holiday cocktail recipes

Created by Master Mixologist Francesco LaFranconi. Recipe courtesy of Catersource.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz white créme de cocoa
  • 3/4 oz heavy whipping cream
  • Easy Leaf Products Oro Fino Gold Petals

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with gold leaf and shaved white chocolate.

The Copper Fox

Copper inspired holiday cocktail recipes.

Cocktail recipe courtesy of Washed Distillery

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Watershed Bourbon barrel Gin
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Elderflower
  • 2 dashes whiskey barrel bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir until very chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon oil expression and twist the peel and place on side of the glass.

The Spicy GingerMan

Silver inspired holiday cocktail recipes.

Cocktail recipe courtesy of Single Minded Women

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake over ice. Pour over ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

The Midnight Kiss

bronze inspired holiday cocktail recipe

Holiday cocktail recipe courtesy of Celebrations.

You will need:

  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz chocolate liqueur
  • 4 oz chilled champagne
  • Shaved chocolate for rimming

Shave down your milk chocolate, then, dip your martini glass in a simple syrup or a bit of the liqueur and rim your glass with the chocolate shavings. Fill a large glass with ice and mix together your amaretto and chocolate liqueur. Stir. Pour in your champagne and then strain the mix into your chocolate rimmed martini glass and enjoy!

Enjoy these recipes; make sure you and your guests enjoy responsibly! We would like to wish you all a very merry holiday season, full of love, laughter, and cheer. May your coming year be your best, from the Lux Catering and Events team!


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