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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cocktail Drink Recipes for the Holiday Season

The Christmas and New Year's Eve holidays are just around the corner. Many of us will be hosting holiday parties or at the very least, attending one this year. If you're looking for some easy-to-make cocktail drink recipes, we've got a few today that we think you're going to love.

Sparkle and Spice Cocktail Recipe

Sparkle and Spice Cocktail Recipe
- Courtesy of Sparkling ICE

750ml bottle aged rum
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 clove
1 cardamom pod
1 star anise pod
1 vanilla bean
3 allspice berries
Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

Combine rum, cinnamon stick, clove, cardamom, star anise, vanilla bean, allspice berries, and nutmeg in an airtight jar. Split vanilla bean and scrape seeds into jar along with the bean pod. Close jar and allow infusion to sit in a dark place for at least 3 days. Strain rum into an airtight jar with a fine-mesh strainer, discarding spices. Over ice, pour 2 ounces of rum infusion. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime and garnish with blackberries.
Ginger Whiskey Cider Recipe

Ginger Whiskey Cider Recipe
- Courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted

2 oz. Hard Cider
1 oz. Whiskey
Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Traditional, to fill
Crushed Ice

In a 12-16 oz. high ball glass, combine the hard cider and whiskey. Fill the glass with crushed ice and top with Brooklyn Crafted.
Vodka Martini Recipe

Vodka Martini Recipe
- Courtesy of GAEA

2.5 oz Vodka of Preference
0.5 oz Dry Vermouth
.75 oz GAEA's Dirty Martini Juice
3 GAEA Pimento Stuffed Olives

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with GAEA Pimento Stuffed Olives.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I like all these recipes, but my favorite is the first one. I probably would substitute fresh mint for the anise pod.