Countertop Mixology: Christmas Edition

December 11, 2015

Countertop Mixology: Christmas Edition

The holidays are fast approaching. We’ve always maintained that the kitchen is the heart of your home and with party planning and entertaining such an intrinsic part of the holiday season, we thought a collection of seasonally inspired drinks was in order. There are so many delicious cocktail recipes out there, and we wanted to highlight a few that are sure to impress any guests.

Holiday-Mule

1. Holiday Mule

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
1 1/2 oz gin or vodka
2 oz chilled ginger beer
1 rosemary sprig
orange slice, for garnish
sugared cranberries, for garnish

Instructions

Combine simple syrup, cranberry juice, and gin. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer.
Serve garnished with rosemary, orange wedge and sugared cranberries, if desired.

 

BourbonFizz

2. Cranberry Bourbon Fizz

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2 oz Bourbon
.75 oz Grenadine
Club Soda
Cranberries
Star Anise
Ice

 

Instructions

Mix bourbon and grenadine over ice and stir to combine. Top the glass with seltzer water to taste.
Garnish with cranberries and star anise.

 

WinterChampagne

3. Winter Champagne Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Champagne
Orange Bitters
Orange Juice
1 rosemary sprig
Orange peel, for garnish

 

Instructions

Pour champagne into glasses. Add 1 dash of orange bitters, a squeeze of orange juice and garnish with orange peel and rosemary.

Hopefully one (or all!) of these will add some festive sparkle to your seasonal soirées.