Holiday Cocktails with Hilary Pereira

The weather is starting to get chilly and the lights and decorations are up! So now that the festivities are starting, here are few holiday cocktails from my book, Mermaids & Martinis: Turn Your Party Into A Memory. And pick up the book for tons of more tips on entertaining. They also make for a great holiday gift!

The Midnight Snowglow

2oz Kahlua
Hot Chocolate
Dollop of whipped cream

Make a pot of homemade hot chocolate or use store-bought, and pour into a glass with the Kahlua and stir. Add a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with an After Eight mint for a frosty finish to your Snowglow.

The Mistletoe Egg Nog

1 cup eggnog
1 ½ oz Vodka
Dash of Cinnamon

Mix together and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on top. Garnish with a lipstick kiss on the side of the glass!

Candi Cane Coolers

2 oz vanilla vodka
½ oz Peppermint Schnapps

Serve in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a mini candy cane or rim the glass with crushed candy canes.




Boston native Hilary Pereira is an author, event designer and entertaining expert with over a decade of experience designing events and occasions for the media world’s top brands.

She has created unforgettable experiences for luxury brands and magazines, Sundance Film Festival and Wine Country Film Festival to name a few. Hilary is known in the industry as a tastemaker and for her unique eye and energy.

Her personal philosophy of turning every party into a memory has made her a sought after event guru.  Pereira has rolled out the red carpet for countless celebrities and society elite and is now sharing that expertise with the world in her best selling book, Mermaids and Martinis, Turn Your Party Into A Memory published by Dunham Books.  She currently calls the West Village home where she’s working on the next book, Signature.