Ideas for Happy Hour at Home

Elevate casual get-togethers with inventive cocktails and recipe pairings

Meeting friends for happy hour is an easy way to squeeze in time together during the height of the holiday season. The only downside: Everyone else seems to have the same idea. Instead of waiting endlessly for a table to open up or enduring longer-than-usual waits for a drink, guarantee yourselves a better time by staying in and inviting your friends over for a cocktail hour that's far more exceptional.

We're partnering with Clos19, LVMH's new platform that offers a curated selection of the world's finest champagnes, wines, spirits and experiences, to bring you streamlined formulas that'll help elevate your next soiree. Each formula includes a base spirit, the required bar tool and a delicious appetizer pairing.

Ce Soir

Long-stemmed glassware elevates this cocktail, which uses Hennessy for an elegantly bitter profile. This quality also helps cut the richness of classic bacon-wrapped dates.

Martini Madness

Yes, gin is a classic, but vodka can be far more useful in a home bar setup—and this shapely shaker creates professional-caliber martinis. Vodka also beautifully pairs with the stronger flavors of our spiced olive mix.

Mule It Over

A Polish Mule is simply a Moscow Mule made with Belvedere Polish Vodka. The ginger and lime help bring the bright flavors of the crostini to the fore.

Old School

As far as classic cocktails go, an Old Fashioned served in a whisky tumbler is past due for a comeback. The strong flavors easily stand up to this smoky, salty party mix.

Sidecar Success

A martini glass exposes the most surface area to the lemon oils that finish off this unique take on a sidecar. The citrus also enhances the rosemary that adds an herbaceous note to these roast almonds.

Spritz & Go

The saltiness of feta cheese and the bright flavor of herbs in this obsession-worthy dip complements the lightness of champagne.