Get Extra Festive with these Holiday Recipes → Caramel Apple Mimosas & More

Get Extra Festive with these Holiday Recipes → Caramel Apple Mimosas & More

Let’s Cheers & Nosh!

With a chill in the air, seeing my breathe while being wrapped up and cozy means that the holidays are in full swing.

Since the season of joy is accompanied with traditions, family, laughter and parties → quality time is so important! This is your easy recipe guide for Caramel Apple Mimosa’s, a festive Antipasto Wreath, and an amazing Butternut Squash with Ricotta and Sage Crostini to impress!! And have you indulging more in quality time. Hence, less time in the kitchen. 

With the lights, ready and sparkling for the festivities, it is time to bust out the cocktails and savory bites for all to cheers and nosh on. But can’t think of what to server or bring? Don’t you worry I have got you covered and the recipes are 100% parent approved. Especially since mine weren’t opposed to being the tasters (always a good sign).

Getting to research the food/beverage world this holiday season got me in the festive mood of going all out with celebrating. Here are some of those amazing choices I found for you all to try for the next extravaganza.

A party needs the perfect cocktail and this Caramel Apple Mimosa is a fantastic holiday twist on a classic. I am salivating just thinking about having another one 🙂

Caramel Apple Mimosa

Here is the list of accoutrements you will need:

  • 2 tbsp. of Caramel
  • 2 tbsp. of Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1 c. of Apple Cider
  • 8 oz. of Caramel Vodka (I used 4 oz because I didn’t want a super strong cocktail, but go for it!)
  • 1 bottle of Champagne (I used Wilson Creek Winery’s Almond Champagne, which worked deliciously, yum!)
  • Apple Slices

For the full recipe be sure to visit, and don’t be afraid to put your own twist on it and sip away. (*it is more than okay to be a little Naughty around the holidays)

Now what bites to pair with this delicious beverage for that festive soiree? I say this Antipasto Wreath (from with its festive rosemary wreath paired with a holiday color fun of these delicious Roasted Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Sage Crostini (from

These both show the fun cheer of Christmas and Winter cheer with the symbols and tastiness we know and love for this time of year. Here are the yummy ingredients you will need for both. (Remember, use what you love to make each your own)

Antipasto Wreath

→ Antipasto Wreath

Here is the list of accoutrements you will need:

  • 1 bunch of Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 c. of Cubed Cheddar
  • 4 oz. of Block Blue Cheese
  • 1 small round of Goat Cheese ( I use herb infused goat cheese)
  • 1/2 c. of Cured Olives
  • 15 slices of salami
  • 8 oz. of Prosciutto, rolled into bunches
  • 1 small bunch of grapes (I ended up using Quints fruit jam)
  • Toasted Baguette

→ Butternut Squash with Ricotta Crostini and Sage

Here is the list of accoutrements you will need:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 24 Fresh Sage Leaves
  • Fresh Ricotta
  • Lemon Zest
  • Lemon Juice
  • Baguette Slices

A fun tidbit about these bites is they make for great leftovers and I am all about leftovers at this time of year!

Jingle Bells will be blasting, cheers and eating to all the blessings this year and lots of laughter all around. Happy Holidays to everyone!

~Kerry Miller

(*All ingredients were purchased at Sprouts Farmers Market, Whole Foods Market,  Mission Wine & Spirits and Wilson Creek Winery)