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[THE] x Cointreau Holiday Hosting Guide

We’ve teamed up with Cointreau, the iconic orange liqueur at the heart of over 350 celebrated cocktail recipes, to reimagine your holidays this season with curated tips, exclusive cocktail recipes (and more!)
[THE] x Cointreau Holiday Hosting Guide









Needless to say, the holiday season is looking a *little* different this year! From virtual and small group gatherings to socially-distanced festivities, many of us are wondering how to make *the most* of the holidays, in order to keep traditions alive…but also create new ones.





That's why we’ve teamed up with Cointreau, the iconic orange liqueur at the heart of over 350 celebrated cocktail recipes, to reimagine your holidays this season with curated tips, exclusive cocktail recipes (and more!) to elevate your holidays at home:









1. Stock Your Bar Cart

















Nothing simplifies holiday hosting more than a bar cart. Everyone wins, when guests are able to serve their favorite cocktail themselves! We recommend a bar cart on wheels, which allows it to move where the party moves and then back to the kitchen when items need replenishing. 





Three staples our bar cart always has? Cointreau, a base spirit like vodka, and fresh fruit! When mixing up a variety of cocktails for your guests this holiday, Cointreau is a must-have. This iconic orange liqueur is at the heart of more than 350 of the world’s most celebrated cocktails, including The Original Margarita, The Classic Cosmopolitan, and The Sidecar. It pairs perfectly with any base spirit to mix up a classic cocktail.





2. (Cointreau) Cocktails Are a Necessity

















Create a signature cocktail for the night, display the recipe, and invite your guests to channel their inner mixologist. Set up all the ingredients ahead of time, including an ice bucket, and any garnishes, glasses, and tools that are needed. We also suggest prepping a batch ahead of time and welcoming guests with the cocktail as they arrive. 





One of my favorites is “Everything’s Coming Up Rosé” from Cointreau, it’s the perfect go-to bubbly cocktail to celebrate any occasion. It’s easy to create and engaging for any virtual guests, knowing this holiday season may look different for gatherings. Set up an area in the main entertaining space with a screen (tablet or laptop) to make your virtual guests still feel a part of the festivities.





3. Themed Decor Raises The Bar

















When it comes to styling your bar cart, stick to the same color palette as your signature cocktail. Incorporate items such as linen napkins, colored straws, floral garland, candles and decorative glassware. For example, a Classic Cosmopolitan is the perfect shade of blush pink, which you can play off of for decor, and mix with holiday shades of deeper reds and greens.

















You can also utilize risers and turntables on the bar cart to maximize space and provide easier accessibility, while also creating some depth and height. It’s best to also think about the cocktails your guests will make and the steps that go into it, ensuring the set-up provides a seamless flow (pro-tip: Create small cards to place throughout the cart walking guests through each step). Going the extra mile with your bar cart allows for a fun and unique focal point in the room and it also makes for a great Instagrammable moment. 





4. A Festive Menu Never Fails

















When cocktails are involved, light snacks should be too. You can never go wrong with some hors d’oeuvres that are assembly-only, such as a charcuterie board! Mix it up with a variety of nuts, cheeses, crackers, dried or fresh fruit, and honey or jams. We love creating these large boards and platters for parties as they cater to a variety of tastes and you can really tailor the board to complement your holiday cocktails. 





Speaking of cocktails, we are loving the two exclusive cocktails we created with Cointreau: Clea’s Color Coded Cosmo and Joanna’s Organize, Maintain Margarita (recipes below!) We think *you* will love them, too! We suggest serving them with a light and effervescent salad with a tangy vinaigrette to balance the sweetness of the cocktail and complement Cointreau’s flavor profiles. 





clea's color-coded cosmo:









INGREDIENTS 





0.75 oz Cointreau
2 oz Vodka
0.75oz Fresh Lime Juice 0.5 oz Chai Hibiscus Syrup 2 oz Sparkling Rosé





DIRECTIONS 





Add all ingredients to shaker except for rosé. Add ice, shake and strain. Finish with bubbles. 





CHAI HIBISCUS SYRUP 





1:1 sugar to water bring to boil. Turn off and let chai and hibiscus steep for 5 minutes. Strain and serve when cool 





joanna's organize, maintain margarita:









INGREDIENTS 





1oz Cointreau
2oz Tequila
1oz Lime
Tablespoon of finely chopped ginger Bar spoon of fig jam





DIRECTIONS 





Add all ingredients to shaker.
Add ice, shake, and fine strain. Garnish with candied ginger and/or lime. 





5. A Go-To Holiday Gift













Through the years, we have found that it’s a game-changer to have a go-to holiday giftable on hand at home and to keep a few ready to gift whenever and wherever you need. One of our favorite gifts is a chic cocktail kit that has everything you need to make the perfect Classic Cosmopolitan or The Original Margarita... a bottle of Cointreau, a bottle of vodka or tequila, cranberry or lime juice, salt, recipe cards, a shaker, and a citrus squeezer! You really can’t go wrong with a beautifully curated cocktail kit and if you are really feeling creative, you can customize these with fun gift boxes, baskets, and holiday cards too. 





For more tips (and even more cocktail recipes), download a complete copy of x Cointreau Holiday Hosting Guide here:









Have a happy and safe holiday season! 





xo, 





clea + joanna


THE Wooden Hanger Packs

You’ll love our new Wooden Hangers because…

They are the slimmest and sturdiest wooden hangers you’ll ever find (we made sure of it!)They come in two shades (natural or black) in 12 or 30 packs! Matching sets are the simplest way to elevate your closet!They are slip-proof for pants, shirts, dresses, etc!Each hanger can hold up to 90 pounds (aka perfect for storing winter coats, duvets, anything bulky!)They are waterproof and won’t warp (aka you can hang your hand wash items on them to dry!)

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The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Black, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Black, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Natural, Pack of 12
The Home Edit Hanger with Non-Slip Pant Bar, Natural, Pack of 12

THE Canister Packs

You’ll love our new Canisters because…

They are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe!You’ll be able to clearly see when you are running low on your favorite snacks!We added an airtight snap lid for added freshness. The snap sound is what ASMR dreams are made of!You can buy them in packs!They stack! They save space! They make life so much easier!

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The Home Edit 3 Piece Canister Edit
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The Home Edit Small Canister, Pack of 6
The Home Edit Small Canister, Pack of 6
The Home Edit Medium Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Medium Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4

THE Label Packs

You’ll love our new Label Packs because…

They are adhesive,water-resistant, and fully removable!Each label features our signature script in crisp white ink!You’ll have a clear guideline of the most common categories in the pantry and general home!

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The Home Edit Clear Pantry Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Pantry Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24

THE XL Bin

You’ll love our new XL Bins because…

They are the same size as two of ourlarge bins! Double the storage, double the fun!They are stackable!Chances are, if you name it, the XL bin can contain it! Sweaters in a closet, stuffed animals in a playroom, just to name a few.

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The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2

THE Large Drawer

You’ll love our Drawers because…

They offer a drawer solution anywhere you wish you had a drawer!They blend the functionality of stackable storage with the full visibility of a clear bin!You can buy them as a pack of 2!If you decide you no longer need the drawer component, remove the frame and now it’s an open bin!Yes, they stack!

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THE Large Drawer
THE Large Drawer
The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2
The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2

THE Kitchen Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Kitchen Drawer Inserts because…

They are the longer, slimmer version of theinserts (or baby bins)you already know and love!Perfect for silverware, cooking tools, and even colored pencils in a craft drawer!

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The Home Edit 6 Piece Kitchen Drawer Edit, Plastic Storage System
The Home Edit 6 Piece Kitchen Drawer Edit, Plastic Storage System

THE Desktop Edit

You’ll love our new Desktop Edit because…

You can mix and match the different pieces to fit your needs! Includes a base tray, pen holder, 1 small bin, and 1 small bin with a dividerIt’s perfect for storing items you access on a daily basis, whether it’s for supplies on your desk or makeup on your vanity!

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The Home Edit 4 Piece Office Desktop Edit
The Home Edit 4 Piece Office Desktop Edit

THE Office Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Office Drawer Edit because…

It includes large, medium, and small inserts WITH REMOVABLE DIVIDERS!!You’ll be able to subcategorize your subcategories if needed!The inserts fit perfectly inside our Walmart bins and drawers! So many options!

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Clear Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers - 6 Pack
Clear Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers - 6 Pack

THE Beauty Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Beauty Drawer Edit because…

It includes 8 Insert Bins: Large (x 2), Medium (2x), Medium with Removable Dividers (2x), and Small (2x)You’ll be able to separate your smaller categories with the dividers (aka never mistake eyeliner for an eyebrow pencil again!)

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The Home Edit 8 Piece Beauty Drawer Edit
The Home Edit 8 Piece Beauty Drawer Edit

THE Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit

You’ll love our new Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit because…

You’ll no longer have to deal with tangled cords, misplaced combs, etc!It includes a heat-resistant tray, making it possible to store your hot tools as soon as you’re finished using them!It‘s stackable and modular! (We recommend stacking anarrowand alarge binon top where you could store other hair products and accessories!)

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The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert
The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert

THE Hairband Holder

You’ll love our new Hairband Holder because…

You can place it on your vanity to display your favorite headbands!It also fits perfectly insideThe Home Edit Large Bin!It’s so easy to assemble/disassemble!

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The Home Edit Headband Organizer
The Home Edit Headband Organizer

THE Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

You’ll love our Narrow Bin with Slider Tray because…

You can use the top tray to store the smaller items you need at a moment’s notice without losing access to the contents below!

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The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray
The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

THE Hair Accessories

You’ll love our new collection of hair accessories because…

Why wouldn’t you?!Each piece is gentle and slip-proof for all-day wear, and inspired by our love of bright colors and fun patterns!

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The Home Edit Knotted Fashion Headband in Purple Pleated Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Fashion Headband in Purple Pleated Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband with Stone Detail in Yellow Satin
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The Home Edit Wide Knotted Fashion Headband in Bright Pink Satin
The Home Edit Wide Knotted Fashion Headband in Bright Pink Satin
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Cherry Print on Blue Canvas
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Cherry Print on Blue Canvas
The Home Edit Braided Satin Headband in Colorful Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Braided Satin Headband in Colorful Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Lemon Print on White Canvas, 1ct
The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Lemon Print on White Canvas, 1ct
The Home Edit Braided Fashion Headband in Vibrant Green Satin, 1ct
The Home Edit Braided Fashion Headband in Vibrant Green Satin, 1ct
THE Scrunchies
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Yellow Faux Leather and Lemon Print, 2ct
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Yellow Faux Leather and Lemon Print, 2ct
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Blue Faux Leather and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Blue Faux Leather and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Faux Leather Scrunchies in Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Faux Leather Scrunchies in Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Pink Faux Leather and Polka Dot Satin
The Home Edit Scrunchies in Pink Faux Leather and Polka Dot Satin
THE Hair Clips
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Light Blue and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Light Blue and Cherry Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Pink and Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Pink and Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple

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