Holiday Party Tips and Tricks

It’s the countdown to Christmas and here at GEORGE’S® Beverage Company we have some fun recipes as well as a pretty cool Bloody Mary bar idea to make this holiday season memorable!  Are you looking for some last-minute holiday party inspiration? Well, you came to the right place!

Check out some of our favorite ways to use  GEORGE’S® Craft Cocktail Mixes and OLD BAY® VODKA all winter long! 


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Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Bloody Mary Bar

Picture this- a bar fully stocked with your favorite GEORGE’S Bloody Mary Mixes where your guests can create their own personal bloody marys! They can add the toppings of their choice like olives, celery, bacon, cheese and pickles all displayed in some fun skewers in the shape of a festive wreath. Pretty cool huh? Festive, beautiful and fun! Your guests will love the detail and it’s such an easy way to make your holiday party just a little more special. 

Our Top Picks For Holiday Party Drinks & Food 

The holiday season is the BEST time to embrace fun and festive cocktails and food. We have some unique and fun recipes to kick your holiday season up a notch! Check out a  few of our favorites below.

Jack Frost Pińa Colada Cocktail

GEORGE’S® Jack Frost Colada

Baby, it’s cold outside and so is this delicious drink! See how we make it by following the recipe below.


  • 3 ½ oz GEORGE’S® Pina Colada Mix 
  • 1 oz Rum 
  • 1 oz Blue Curaco 
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 t sweetened Shredded coconut (for the rim)
  • Honey (for the rim)

How to Make it:

  • Place honey and shredded coconut on separate plates.
  • Rim the glass by dipping it into the honey followed by the shredded coconut.
  • Put the glass aside while you make the cocktail.
  • Add the GEORGES®, rum, blue curacao, and ice into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared glass.
  • Enjoy your frosty drink. 

George's Cranberry Margarita

GEORGE’S® Cranberry Margarita

This ones for all the tequila lovers! Keep your favorite drink festive with our GEORGE’S® Cranberry Margarita this season. 


How to Make it:

  • Combine the tequila, GEORGES®, and cranberry juice with an ice cube or two. 
  • Shake well. 
  • Strain over an ice-filled glass.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and cranberries. 
  • Enjoy!

Candy Cane Peppermint Pina Colada cocktail recipe

GEORGE’S® Candy Cane Colada

You “cane” count on this being your new favorite holiday drink! What else says the holidays are here more than candy canes lining the shelves, and taking over your candy stash?! See how we remix this Christmas favorite by following the recipe below. 


  • 3 ½ oz GEORGE’S® Pina Colada Mix 
  • 1 oz Rum 
  • 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps 
  • 1 tsp Grenadine 
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 Crushed Candy Cane (for the rim) 
  • Honey (for the rim) 

How to Make it:

  • Rim your glass of choice with honey and crushed candy canes.
  • Place the glass off to the side while you make the cocktail. 
  • Put the GEORGES®, rum, peppermint schnapps, grenadine, and ice into a blender. 
  • Blend until smooth, pour into your glass, and enjoy!


Now, it’s on to the foods! Delight your guestst this holiday season with some of our favorite appetizers, deserts, and shareables. 

George's Beverage Company Strawberry Margarita Mimosa

GEORGE’S® Strawberry Margarita Mimosa

Mimosa’s and margarita mix, what more could you ask for? See how to make this splendid drink below.


How to Make it: 

  • Place salt and sugar onto a plate and mix
  • Moisten rim with lime, dip into salt and sugar mix
  • Set glass aside
  • Combine GEORGE’S® Strawberry mix and tequila in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake very well, until chilled
  • Pour into prepared champagne flutes halfway
  • Top with champagne or prosecco

George's Beverage Company Bay Mule

Bay Cosmo 

A cosmopolitan with a little bit of spice and everything nice! Check out how to make this delicious drink below. 


How to Make it:

  • Place Old Bay®️ Vodka, cranberry juice, George’s® Sweet and Sour Mix, Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake well until chilled then strain into a martini glass. 
  • Garnish with orange slice. Enjoy!



George's Beverage Company Yule Mule


OLD BAY®️ Yule Mule 

Think of a holiday mule with a Maryland twist! See our recipe below.


  • 2 oz OLD BAY®️VODKA 
  • 1 oz GEORGE’S®️Lime Margarita Mix
  • 1.5 oz no sugar added Cranberry juice
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed Orange juice
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer
  • Cranberries, orange slices, cinnamon sticks for garnish 

How to Make it: 

  • Pour OLD BAY®️VODKA, GEORGE’S®️Lime Margarita Mix, cranberry juice and fresh OJ into a copper mug filled with ice.
  • Top with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with cranberries, orange slices, and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


George's Beverage Company Crab Dip

GEORGE’S® Crab Dip

Your guests will be talking about this dish for WEEKS after they leave your holiday party! This is a great recipe for hungry bellies before the big dinner while enjoying a cocktail with family and friends! See how we make our mouth-watering crab dip by following the recipe below. 


  • 1- 8oz package cream cheese, softened 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 T mayonnaise
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup GEORGE’S® Frank’s RedHot®, Old Bay®️, Zatarain’s®, Spicy or Mild Bloody Mary*
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 lb jumbo lump crab picked over
  • Old bay to taste (omit if using Old Bay®️ Bloody Mary)

How to Make it:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix the first 8 ingredients, plus a half cup of the cheddar in a large bowl. 
  • Fold in crab meat and put in a 1 quart baking dish 
  • Top with the remaining cheese and sprinkle with old bay 
  • Bake for 30 mins.
  • Enjoy with chips, crackers, or veggies.

George's Beverage Company Key Lime Pie

GEORGE’S® Margarita Refrigerator Pie

Sick of pumpkin pie? Think outside the box with this special recipe. This is a great recipe to enjoy ALL year long and perfect for your Christmas gathering!



  • 5 oz. plain graham crackers (not sugared or cinnamon sugar)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 Tbs melted butter (if unsalted, add ¼ tsp Kosher or sea salt)


  • 3 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 2 tsp grated lime zest
  • 1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cups GEORGE’S® Margarita Mix (shaken)

Whipped Cream/Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (or to taste) confectioners sugar ( powdered sugar/10x)
  • Maldon (or similar) large-flake crunchy sea salt (NOT kosher, table, or sea salt)

How to Make it: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F with rack in the center of the oven.
  • Butter (or spray with non-stick) a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  • Crumble in the graham crackers and add the sugar.
  • Pulse until it’s the texture of dry sand.  
  • Slowly add the melted butter while the food processor is running until completely incorporated (If you don’t have a food processor, put the graham crackers into a gallon-sized freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin until you get a sandy texture.)  
  • Add the butter to the bag.
  • Close and using your hands, knead until incorporated.
  • Pour the crust mixture into the prepped pie plate. 
  • Use the bottom of a measuring cup gently tamp the crumbs evenly on the bottom and up the sides.
  •  Stop pressing the crumbs once they are even and stay in place (over-smashing can lead to a very hard crust.)
  • Put the prepared crust into the oven and bake for 8 minutes, cool on a rack while you make the filling.
  • To make the filling, combine the egg yolks and lime zest in the mixer bowl with a whisk attachment.
  • On medium-high speed whisk for 5 minutes or until fluffy and light in color (or mix by hand.)
  • Stop the mixer and add in the sweetened condensed milk and whisk on medium-high, for 3-4 minutes until thick and fluffy.
  • Stop the mixer and add the GEORGE’S® Margarita Mix whisk just until incorporated.
  • Pour the filling mix into the pie crust and carefully put it into the oven for 10 minutes. 
  • When done, remove from the oven and cool on a rack until room temperature.
  • Once cooled, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely cool (4-5 hours.) 
  • When you are ready to serve, whip the cream and powdered sugar together until you get stiff peaks.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Be sure to check out other delicious cocktail recipes and kitchen recipes by GEORGE’S® for all of your holiday party needs!

We hope you have the happiest of holidays! Make George’s® Beverage Company part of your holiday tradition and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to show us how we inspired your holiday party!