The holiday season comes with the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. It’s the perfect occasion to throw a get-together, whether you’re going for an elaborate soiree or keeping things simple. Either way, when you’re putting together a spread of great holiday food, you definitely need drinks to go along with it.

If you’re hosting, it can be tough to figure out what everyone else might like to sip. Read on to find foolproof suggestions for bevvies to satisfy anyone’s drink preferences.


2019 Cabernet Sauvignon | Two Mountain Winery

A big, bold red is typically a crowd-pleaser whether you’re serving wine lovers or wine novices. Go with something juicy to pair with a delicious meal.

$29 | 13.9% ABV

2020 Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc | Long Shadows Winery

Especially when it comes to varietals such as Chardonnay, it can be tricky to determine if guests would prefer oaked or unoaked options. Instead, go for something light, crisp, vibrant and easy to drink with notes of white peach and a hint of honeysuckle.

$35 | 14.2% ABV

2016 Luxe | Domaine Ste. Michelle

Even if you have a few guests that don’t love wine, bubbles are a safe bet. This option is light and fresh with notes of crisp apple, making it a great choice to pair with just about anything.

$25 | 10.5% ABV


Pilsner | Dru Bru

Look for brews with light-to-moderate bitterness to accommodate any palate. This German-style lager is low in ABV at 4.8% and made from fresh mountain water. It’s incredibly smooth, yet still interesting, thanks to a complex malt bill and soft bitterness.

Price varies for 12oz 6-pack | 4.8% ABV

Pre-Prohibition Cream Ale | Pelican Brewing Company

Just the golden color of this beer is enticing enough, but it’s also super easy to drink. It’s clean, snappy and refreshing with just a hint of floral aromas.

Price and sizes vary | 5.4% ABV


Pinkheart | Union Hill Cider Co.

Even someone who hasn’t tried cider before will be intrigued by the stunning rosy hue of this cider. Made with Red Fleshed and Cripps Pink apples, it’s bright with a tart finish, featuring flavors of raspberry and rhubarb.

$9 500ml | 7.5% ABV

Cosmic Crisp | 2 Towns Ciderhouse

For a juicy cider option, this Cosmic Crisp will do the trick. It’s super fruit-forward, yet balanced with high acidity to pair with everything from creamy cheeses to apple pie.

$13 12oz 6-pack | 8% ABV


Aitil House Gin | Aimsir Distilling Company

The beauty of gin is that it can be enjoyed neat, mixed with tonic or in a cocktail. And this fruity and floral gin can certainly stand on its own. It’s silky soft for easy sipping, with notes of lemon, berry, raspberry, peach and rose.

 $35 750ml | 45% ABV

Straight Bourbon Whiskey | Woodinville Whiskey Co.

If you’re hosting someone who loves darker spirits, opt for a great go-to bourbon. Woodinville’s whiskey is made in small batches with Washington-grown grains. This bourbon features toasty charred notes thanks to its barrel-aging process, leaving you with a smooth sip featuring caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate.

$55 750ml | 45% ABV