Cozy Cocktails & Beverages for the Holidays

Good drinks and beverages are key to a good celebration. As you continue to celebrate into the New Year, let’s get you set up with some fun drink recipes to keep the party going. Check out some of our favorite at-home drink recipes.

Cucumber Mint Mock-Jitos: This refreshing mock-jitos are perfect for sipping on during the holidays. Especially, if you’re not looking for an alcoholic beverage. These mock-jitos bring the same essence, alcohol free.

Slushy Punch: This slushy punch features frozen lemonade and orange juice mixed with vodka or gin, with red gelatin for festive coloring. (21+)

Citurs-Basil Spritzer: This Citrus-Basil Spritzer uses sparkling water for a bubbly, refreshing, easy-to-sip on concoction.

Spiced Pomegranate Mulled Cider with Cinnamon Ginger Stirring Spoons: This Spiced Mulled Cider is super tasty and very comforting. The Cinnamon Ginger Stirring Spoons are a fantastic touch.

Bourbon-Cherry Smash: Featuring bourbon, your favorite orange-flavored liqueur and some flavorful additions this Bourbon-Cherry drink will be a smash hit all holidays long! (21+)

Also, make sure to check out this wonderful Blackberry Gin Fizz (21+) recipe below…

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Coffee for the Holidays

Ah coffee, the beloved beverage we rely on for the morning wake up. And one of our favorites for warming up during the cold winter months. It’s always there when we need it. But are you using it to its fullest capability?

Coffee is a wonderful holiday ingredient. Not just to drink with cream and sugar, but to include in your dessert recipes, cozy cocktails, and more. This holiday season break out the coffee and take it to lengths you haven’t reached before. Here is our guide to coffee as a holiday ingredient!

Spiced Apple Coffee Cake with Pecan Oat Streusel: Apple, pecan, and coffee flavor makes for the perfect holiday dessert to us!

No-Bake Salted Caramel-Toffee Crunch Cheesecake: This fulfilling Salted Caramel-Toffee Crunch Cheesecake might become a new holiday tradition for your and your family!

Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake: Why have chocolate cheesecake when you could have Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake?

Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake: Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake is an excellent cozy dessert for the holidays. Nutty mocha-almond flavor combined with Meringue makes for a fantastic duo.

For a cozy holiday cocktail recipe, check out this video for Adult Mocha Milkshakes. Dessert in a glass and jolly for the holidays! 21+ only, we I.D.

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Holiday Dinner Ideas - Roasts

Looking for a delicious holiday dinner plan? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We recommend a festive roast this holiday season. Roasts are perfect for holiday celebrations. Meats, poultry, whichever you prefer, they will keep the whole family merry and full. Plus, they are excellent with the holiday cocktail of your choice.

Check out some our favorite roasts below:

Holiday Beef Roast with Mushroom-Thyme Jus: The holidays are the perfect time for this wonderful Beef Roast topped with a mouthwatering Mushroom-Thyme Jus.  

Herb-Crumbled Beef Rib Roast with Red Wine Gravy: Red Wine Gravy makes this Herb-Crumbled Beef Rib Roast another wonderful option for the holidays.

Brown Sugar Mustard Pork Roast with Sauerkraut: If you prefer a pork roast, we love this Brown Sugar Mustard Pork Roast with Sauerkraut. Packed with flavor and holiday cheer.

Honey-Glazed Roasted Turkey with Lemon-Sage Gravy: Poultry is also a great option and this this Honey-Glazed Roasted Turkey with Lemon-Sage Gravy is a go-to for us. The Lemon-Sage Gravy compliments the roasted turkey beautifully for a lovely holiday dinner.

Take advantage of our ad this week for great prices on roasts. Including Bone-In Strip Roast for $5.99 per lb. and Bone-In Rib Roast for $6.99 per lb.

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Check out the video below for more tips & tricks on creating the perfect holiday roast!

Happy Roasting!

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Pineapple for the Holidays

Did you know that pineapples are a showing of hospitality? It’s true! Back in history, pineapples were so rare that they would be used as centerpieces of parties. Though not to be eaten, but simply admired. They became a sign of hospitality and sparing no expense for those you care about.

In the 19th century, the pineapple became a holiday centerpiece. A seasonal display like the ones we decorate with today, featuring items like apples, pinecones, holly, and fir leaves surrounded the star pineapple in the center of the display. At this time the pineapple was more readily available, allowing it to also be used in baked goods, candied, or to add sweetness to the punch.

These traditions carry on today. They may not be the first thing comes to mind, but pineapples make for great decorations and are an excellent ingredient in holiday recipes. In fact, check them out for $1.99 in our ad this week, as your holiday preparation kicks into high gear.

Check out some of our favorite pineapple recipes this year:

Hawaiian Ham: This Hawaiian Ham is a good meal for any holiday celebration.

Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pineapple Tacos: Super tasty and full of flavor!

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders: These sliders are great for celebrating.

Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Coconut Dip: Fresh fruit and delicious key lime coconut dip makes an awesome combination.

and this delicious recipe for Pineapple Fried Rice…

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Holiday Cookies How-To

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season are the tradition and coziness of holiday cookies! Whether you’re enjoying dessert with family and friends or leaving a tasty treat for Santa, cookies play an important role in holiday celebrations. They’ve become a staple of the season!

Did you know that the tradition of leaving cookies out for Santa began during the Great Depression? It was a lesson in giving and doubled as a sign of appreciation from young children for the gifts they received, even in economic hardship. This tradition continues today as children thank Santa for his hard work during the holidays. And cookies continue to be a vital part of celebrating.

At Price Chopper & Market 32, our PICS line offers a delicious variety of cookies. From your favorites like Chocolate Chip, to hidden gems like Dutch Cocoa there is something for everyone. Plus, there is no better combination than cookies and milk, and our lineup of PICS milk makes for the perfect sidekick.

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If you’re looking to be more extravagant with your cookies this year, check out some of these awesome recipes.

Double Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches: PICS Cookies go great with PICS Vanilla Ice Cream and this delicious recipe highlights that pairing. Try it with strawberry ice cream for some Neapolitan flair!

Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal & Dried Cherry Cookies: These delicious Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal & Dried Cherry Cookies combine all the best things about cookies into one. Soft, warm, and delicous these will be a hit with the whole family.

Hot Chocolate Cookies: Chocolate cookies featuring marshmallows and peppermint candies, just a warm cup of hot chocolate in a cookie. These cookies were made for the holidays!

Classic Sugar Cookies: Sugar cookies are a must-have in your holiday collection. This classic recipe does it right.

Paradise Fruit Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies: Fruit is another excellent element to holiday cookies. These Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are fruity and tasty, adding a fun element to your lineup.

Check out the video recipe below for Pineapple and Cranberry-Orange Thumbprint Cookies. Yummy and perfect for the holidays!

We hope you have a wonderful time baking and enjoying holiday cookies this season! Stop by your local Price Chopper & Market 32 or visit us online for everything you need to get the job done right.

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

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