Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Drink in the Holiday Spirit with Specialty Cocktails to Match Your Favorite Christmas Tunes

The holiday season is in full swing and radio stations all over the country have changed their tune.  

Arguably the best part of the three-month long season is its music, and we’ve got some rockin’ cocktails inspired by the popular songs DJs will be playing to get listeners in the holiday spirit!

Below are some seasonal cocktails to match with your favorite jam in true holiday spirit! 


            You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft
LUCID_GREENLANTERN_LR_WhiteIt’s December and you’re not feeling the holiday spirit yet. Mr. Grinch would be proud. Make this simple cocktail that features Lucid Absinthe and maybe your tune will change.

1 oz. LUCID® Absinthe
1 1/2 oz. Midori® Melon Liqueur
Splash of ginger ale
2-3 lime wedges
                                    1 lime

In a rocks glass, muddle 2 lime wedges. Add ice, Midori Melon Liqueur and Lucid Absinthe. Shake vigorously and return to rocks glass. Add ginger ale and garnish with a lime spiral.



Spiced Rum Toddy 2Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
Get a little Latin flair going while trimming the tree and rock out with Flor de Caña® Rum’s hot spiced toddy.


3 oz boiling water
1.5 oz. Home-Spiced Flor de Caña® (spice recommendation: vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon)
0.5 oz. teaspoon of butter
1 cinnamon stick
Fresh nutmeg for garnish
Instructions: In an Irish coffee mug, add boiling water, rum, and top with a small slice of butter. Stir with cinnamon stick and garnish with fresh nutmeg.

To make your own home-spiced, Flor de Caña rum:Take 2 oz. Flor de Caña and pour into a mason jar.
Add your favorite spices.
Cover and let sit for 24 hours.
Taste the rum daily and adjust accordingly.


Let it Snow by Dean Martin
In keeping with the holiday spirit, with a nod to a snowy Russian Christmas, toast with your friends and family with the Russian Court, featuring Russia’s number one premium vodka and some delicious sparkling wine.

 1 ounce Russian Standard Vodka
½ ounce Acacia Honey
4 ounces Chilled Prossecco
dash of Reagan’s Orange bitters
1 Orange twist, for garnish
Directions: Pour honey and vodka into a mixing glass and stir until honey has dissolved. Then pour into a champagne flute and carefully top off with Prossecco. Finish with a dash of orange bitters and garnish with an orange twist.


0U7G3749-viAll I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
Inspire your inner diva: play this all-time favorite holiday song by Mariah Carey while offering your beau a Xanté Hot Apple cocktail.  

1.5 parts Xanté
3 Parts freshly pressed apple juice or apple cider
A cinnamon stick
Heat the freshly pressed apple juice together with the cinnamon stick. Add Xanté before serving.



Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springstein & Bon Jovi
The German Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir wine reminds us to be thankful for good ol’ Kris Kringle, the original Santa. Enjoy the deliciously smooth, velvety taste of this easy-drinking wine while making your gift wish list.

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