This year, our house got house #1 / drinks course again. This is THE best course to get! I love finding new drinks each year and getting creative with it.
This year we served beer, wine, a "Christmas Cocktail," and Bourbon Cider. You HAVE to try this Christmas cocktail (recipe here). It is a mixture of pomegranate seeds & juice, raspberry sorbet, and champagne. It was a big hit!
The bourbon cider was a brilliant idea from Whitney's party and also a big hit. I used this recipe.
I HIGHLY suggest throwing a progressive dinner party if you have other houses close by willing to participate. Warning: you will end the night feeling stuffed beyond imaginable!