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Toast the Holidays With Festive Cocktails

When it comes to hosting your nearest and dearest and attending a festive soiree, a carefully curated and crowd-pleasing drink menu is essential. From a Winter Negroni to a more classic Spritz, we’ve got you covered with 8 festive cocktail recipes to sip and savour.

Select Spritz

Photo courtesy of Select Aperitivo

Ingredients

  • 3 Parts Prosecco
  • 1 Slash of Soda

Method

Start with an elegant stemmed wine glass. Add ice, Select Aperitivo, Prosecco, and soda. Stir gently and garnish with one green olive. 

Garnish

Top it off with a green olive 

Winter Negroni

Photo courtesy of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers

Ingredients

Method

Add the blood orange juice, sugar, and rosemary to a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the rosemary starts to break down and become fragrant. Add the gin, aperitivo, sweet vermouth, egg white (or aquafaba), and bitters to your shaker. Dry shake for 15 to 20 seconds. Add ice and wet shake for an additional 20 to 30 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a chilled rocks glass.

Garnish

Top off with a rosemary sprig.

Christmas Basil Cocktail

Photo courtesy of Hennessy

Ingredients

Method

Add all cocktail ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a Collins glass.

Garnish

Top off with lemon twist and shies leaf. 

A Holiday Sparkle

Photo courtesy of Belvedere Vodka

Ingredients

Method

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker (except Champagne), add ice and shake for 5-7 seconds. Pour into a flute, top with Moët & Chandon Champagne, and

Garnish

with a lemon twist.

The Bearface Mule


Photo courtesy of BEARFACE Whisky

Ingredients

Method

Pour BEARFACE over chunky rocks, top up with ginger beer and add a cinnamon stick. Serve in a camping mug. 

Firecracker

Photo courtesy of Grey Goose

Ingredients

Method

Shake all ingredients except grapefruit zest and strain into a well-chilled glass.

Garnish

Top off with grapefruit zest. 

Diamante Spritz


Photo courtesy of Maestro Dobel Tequila

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Dobel Diamante
  • ½ oz Lemon juice
  • ½ oz Winter-spiced syrup
  • 2 oz Sparkling apple cider
  • 2 oz Sparkling wine
  • Dash aromatic bitters
  • Thyme sprig

Method

Build all ingredients into a wine glass, top with ice, and stir.

Garnish

Top off with thyme spring

Limoncello Spritz

Photo courtesy of Luxardo

Ingredients

2 oz Luxardo Limoncello
4 oz FIOL Prosecco
2 oz soda water (optional)
Citrus garnish: 1 lemon slice (optional)
Herbal garnish: 1 sprig of mint, basil, or thyme (optional)

Method

Pour over ice

Garnish

For a citrus garnish top off with 1 lemon slice. For an herbal garnish top with 1 sprig of mint, basil, or thyme.