It’s the holiday season, and we can’t wait to have our homes filled with cheer, holiday spirit, and our loved ones. We love inviting friends and family into our homes to gather together and celebrate, but holiday hosting comes with a lot of hustle and bustle. Luckily, Twin Liquors is here for you to help you navigate the art of entertaining! If you’re looking for the perfect drink to complete your festive get-together, we have recommendations especially for you.

You can never go wrong with a bottle of wine – it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser! However, how do you know which wine goes best with your dinner spread?

No one has time to stand and muse in the wine aisle, so let your local Twin Liquors help you with these simple pairing tips: If a mouthwatering ham or juicy turkey is on the menu, look for a bottle of Red Burgundy (aka Pinot Noir) for a perfect pairing. White Burgundy (aka Chardonnay) will complement potatoes and stuffing, while pecan pie and a bottle of Sauternes, a gorgeously sweet French dessert wine, go hand-in-hand. When in doubt, pick up a bottle of Champagne – it goes well with everything! Twin Liquors is also offering free delivery on all online orders of $39 or more through the end of the year, so if you’re really in a crunch, get your wine delivered directly to your front door!

We love wine as a simple addition to dinner, but did you know there are many cocktails you can make in advance so they are ready to go in time for your party? We recommend finding a batch cocktail or punch that you can mix up the night before, store in the fridge, and bring out once your guests arrive to celebrate.

Twin Liquors highlights several cocktail recipes on our Instagram and one of our favorites is a Holiday Sangria, which is beautiful, festive, delicious, and easily customizable to fit your preferences (and current ingredients)! Pick up a bottle of wine and brandy at your neighborhood Twin Liquors and find the other fresh ingredients at your local grocery store.

Holiday Sangria

  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 1 Apple, cubed
  • 2 cups Cranberries
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brandy
  • 1 bottle Red Wine
  • 2-3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 4 springs Rosemary
  • Sparkling Apple Cider or Soda Water, chilled
  • Garnish: Rosemary Sprig
  • Rim: Honey and Cinnamon Sugar

Also all ingredients except sparkling cider/soda water to pitcher or punch bowl. Mix well and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight to allow flavors to come together. Before serving, rim glasses with honey and cinnamon sugar (equal parts cinnamon and sugar, mixed). Top with sparkling apple cider or soda water, depending on preferred sweetness level, and garnish with rosemary sprig. This is sure to be a drink your loved ones will enjoy sipping on!

If you have found your hands too full to venture outside of your home, or if you want to be able to offer a variety of cocktails, Twin Liquors has a selection of ready to drink (RTD) cocktail cans! Pick up a few boxes of cocktail cans from another Austin brand, such as Deep Eddy or Austin Cocktails, or find a box from your favorite national brand! Twin Liquors has you covered with all your favorites!

So, when your house and hands are full this holiday season, look to Twin Liquors for all your entertaining assistance! Come to your neighborhood store to get personalized recommendations and wine pairing advice from one of our friendly associates. If you are looking for a holiday gift for a loved one while you shop for your own event, you can pick up a bottle of wine or a spirit and utilize Twin Liquor’s complimentary bag and bow service to have a gift that is beautiful and ready to go!

Additionally, don’t forget about our Twin Deals – save 10% or more everyday when you buy two identical bottles of wine or spirits.

Get a bottle for you and a friend!


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