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Holiday Drink Ideas With Steven Soderbergh’s Singani 63

Holiday Drink Ideas With Steven Soderbergh’s Singani 63

We usually accept celebrity brands with a bit of skepticism because we’re not just going to accept that something a celebrity puts out is good. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case with Steven Soderbergh’s Singani 63 ($36.99) because this Bolivian spirit already had a rich and distinct history. Distilled high in the Bolivian Andes from Muscat of Alexandria grapes, this impeccably clean and amazingly versatile spirit will blow you away with every sip. Many may not know this, but Singani is actually the national liquor of Bolivia. Mr. Soderbergh was introduced to this award-winning spirit by the Casting Designer on the set of CHE. Singani is really its own category but many people incorrectly classify it as brandy. The brand is hoping to change this with a petition for category recognition. We find it’s a bit similar to eau-de-vie (a light fruit wine/brandy-esque blend). We invite you to really get to know this spirit. Try it on the rocks first and take in its floral and grape fragrance; sip it slowly to indulge in its Mountain Meadow Flowers, White Pepper, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, and Honeysuckle notes; and indulge in its short, light, clean, and smooth finish.

Holiday Drink Ideas With Steven Soderbergh’s Singani 63

We love Singani 63 because it greatly complements herbal liqueurs like Cynar and Aperol; check out their take on classic cocktails made with those Italian liqueurs.  Since it is the season, we want to share some great holiday cocktails. What makes adding Singani 63 to these cocktails to make them distinct? When the grapes mature at the Andes’ high altitude, their skins thicken, creating a unique flavor during the distillation process. Singani has been produced since the 16th century and 500 years later it’s this unique flavor that captivated Steven Soderbergh’s palate. He formed a partnership with pioneers of the Casa Real Distillery and after six years was finally able to launch Singani 63 in the US. This is why we are able to share these delicious holiday cocktails with you now. Let’s get mixing!

Singani Roseberry Spritz by Becky Alford

Singani Roseberry Spritz by Becky Alford

2 oz. Singani63
1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Rosemary Cranberry Simple Syrup*
Club Soda
Rosemary Sprig & Cranberries Garnish
*Roseberry Simple- Boil 1C sugar, 1C water, 1C cranberries, 3 sprigs rosemary. Crush, strain when thickened.
Mix first 3 ingredients with ice, top with club soda, garnish.

After the Frost
Emily Morton, Deli/126, Burlington, VT

After the Frost by Emily Morton, Deli/126, Burlington, VT

1.5 oz Singani 63
.5 oz Amaro Nonino
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
1 bar spoon honey, or to taste (preferred raw honey)
3 drops Owl & Whale Lemongrass bitters
8 oz Chamomile tea
fennel frond for garnish
Start brewing the tea in a separate vessel, and simultaneously pre-heat the teacup with hot water. After 3-4 minutes, empty the prepped warm teacup, and add the remaining ingredients. Top with the tea, and garnish with a fresh fennel frond.

Naughty by Ivy Mix

Naughty by Ivy Mix Cocktail

1.5 oz. #Singani63
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
.75 oz. Red Currant Jelly infused with Ground Ancho Chili (1/2 cup: 1 tsp)
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain over a rocks glass filled with crushed ice, and garnish with a mint sprig and cocktail cherries.

Nice by Ivy Mix

Nice by Ivy Mix Cocktail

1.5 oz Singani 63
.75 oz simple syrup
.75 oz Coconut Milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake, serve up, garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick.

Singani 63 is available at some of the coolest bars, restaurants, and alcohol retailers including iPIC Theaters And The Tuckroom, Tribeca Grand Hotel, Nobu Downtown, Sanctuary T, Hudson Wine & Spirits, Tribeca Wines & Spirits, and more. You can also purchase it online for $36.99 at www.buysingani63.com.

Holiday Rum Cocktails

Give the Gift of Festive Rum Cocktails to Ring in the Holiday Season

We’re sure you’ve heard the proverb “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The same thing can be applied to learning how to make great cocktails. This holiday season, we’re going to show you two ways to create delicious libations. There’s our usual sharing of amazing cocktail recipes that are simple to follow, but we also want to make sure you experience how wonderful it is to learn how to craft a cocktail from experts. We’re sharing a few festive rum cocktails featuring Bacardi, Havana Club, and Facundo Rums, as well as wonderful mixologist classes at great venues in NYC and Miami.

Mixology classes with Facundo Rum

If you’re looking for an extraordinary last minute gift idea, why not give the gift of a mixology class. You don’t have to be a cocktail connoisseur to enjoy an experience like this. For those you live in NYC, the newly opened Osamil gastropub (pictured above) will play host to the Facundo Rum Mixology sessions on Monday, January 14th and Monday, January 21st. Miami-based attendees will have the same mixology experience at the newly opened Cuban bar Café La Trova on Tuesday, January 22nd and Wednesday, January 23rd.

Holiday Rum Cocktails

Osamil Beverage Director Gelo Honrade and Facundo brand ambassador, Robert Nieves in NYC, and Café La Trova bartenders and Facundo brand ambassador, Ken Navarro in Miami will teach attendees how to mix the perfect Facundo Rum cocktails this holiday season using Facundo Neo white rum and Facundo Eximo dark rum. Attendees are sure to enjoy this taste of luxury rums from the Bacardi family’s private reserves. Now, on to the cocktails. After you’ve learned how to craft the perfect cocktail (of course you don’t have to wait until then), we invite you to try one of the three decadent cocktails below. We’re highlighting three distinct cocktails, all made with luxury rums. We know you will enjoy.

Eximo Estrella

2 parts Facundo Eximo Rum
½ part Demerara sugar
1 bar spoon Crème de Yvette
1 dash Green Strawberry Bitters
1 dash Chocolate Bitters
Garnish: Orange peel
Combine all ingredients and stir with plenty of ice until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a zig zag orange peel.

Bacardi Coquito

2 part Bacardi Superior Rum
3/4 part of evaporated milk
3/4 part of condensed milk
1 part coconut creme (preferably Coco Lopez)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 pinch cinnamon
Garnish: coconut flakes & cinnamon sticks
Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice and strain into a glass mug. Garnish with cinnamon and coconut flakes.

Crème de Vie (Cuban Egg Nog)

4 parts Havana Club Añejo Blanco Rum
8 parts sweetened condensed milk
8 parts evaporated milk
16 parts sugar
8 parts water
6 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the sugar and water together over very low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves – about 3 minutes. The heat must be just low enough so that the sugar doesn’t caramelize, but yields a thick sugary water. Place the egg yolks in a blender and mix with the condensed milk. Slowly add the evaporated milk and mix completely. Flavor with vanilla. Pour the egg yolk and milk mixture into the sugar-water, and mix together. Finally, stir in the rum.

Are you ready to make some festive rum cocktails?

Treat Yourself To These Merry And Bright Holiday Cocktails This Season

Keurig has officially launched a new product in collaboration with Anheuser-Busch, just in time to fix your cocktail craving this holiday season.

The new product is called the Drinkworks Home Bar. It expands on the idea of the coffee pod by using pre-mixed cocktails instead of your favorite ground bean. The machine contains 15 different cocktails to make, including classics like the Moscow mule, the Long Island iced tea, and the margarita.

It’s perfect for homeowners who don’t want to create a home bar right in their kitchen. This type of product offers the convenience of a bar without engaging in a remodel, even if a kitchen renovation does offer an 83% return on investment.

This is great for the homeowner who loves a tried and true cocktail made fresh just for them. But for more complicated mixtures, like your favorite holiday cocktail, you’re better off sticking to your trusty cocktail shaker.

When you want to impress guests this holiday season, a craft holiday cocktail might be the best way to treat your guests. Try these holiday mixtures to taste the best of the season.

Holiday Toddy

Photo by Fistful of Bourbon

This drink offers the best in barrel-aged whiskey or bourbon to supplement your Christmas spirit. Did you know that barrels are made from hardwood trees that can take up to 20 years to mature? This treat is certainly worth the wait.

The hot holiday toddy puts a twist on the classic drink with fresh mint and a dash of nutmeg. Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 parts bourbon
  • 2 parts hot water
  • Half-part mint simple syrup
  • Half-part lime juice
  • 1 bar spoon of creme de cacao
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Simply garnish with a sprig of mint and top with grated nutmeg for a look anyone will love. Serve it nice and toasty to warm those winter hearts this holiday season.

Cranberry Martini With A Twist

Photo by Williams Sonoma

Everybody loves a cranberry and vodka, and luckily, this can be a great holiday treat on its own. But if you want to make it extra special, try throwing in a little vanilla spiced syrup to the mix. Here’s how to make the vanilla spiced syrup you’ll want to put on everything.

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • One-quarter tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick, around 2.5 inches in length or cranberries
  • Half an ounce of vanilla extract

Excluding the vanilla extract, combine all items in a pot and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a rolling boil, bring it down to a simmer for about five minutes. Then, simply strain the mixture and throw in the vanilla. Add your simple syrup to your favorite vodka cranberry to keep your spirits bright.

A Winey Cider

Nothing screams fall like a citrusy cider in the mix. Pair your favorite cider or apple cider liqueur with a dry white wine — sparkling preferred. This will leave a tart and crisp aftertaste that’s sure to satisfy the cravings of any wino. An alternative is Comsi Comsa Apple Dry, the newest dry sparkling apple wine from Sauvage. To make it extra-special, dip the rim in a simple syrup and garnish with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Ward Eight 

Dave Fisher, New York

1 ½ part Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
⅔ part Lemon Juice
⅓ part Orange Juice
½ Mint Syrup
⅙ part Grenadine
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

These are just four classy cocktails sure to create Christmas spirit this holiday season. Whether you opt for the new Drinkworks Home Bar or simply stick to the syrups you know and love, these cocktails will delight during these cold winter months.

The Tuck Room’s Twelve Heizenbergs of Christmas Cocktail Experience

The holiday season is a time of boundless festivities and activities to celebrate. While there are several childhood activities we have enjoyed as an adult during the holidays, none was as amazing as enjoying the Twelve Days of Christmas as told through specialty cocktails. We were back at our favorite modern Speakeasy, The Tuck Room for their Twelve Heizenbergs of Christmas cocktails. You may remember we celebrated National Doughnut Day with an evening of their Drunken Doughnuts, an experience you can enjoy every Thursday night, and one we highly recommend.

The Tuck Room NYC’s Twelve Heizenbergs of Christmas cocktails (there are actually fourteen because The Tuck Room give you three options for Three French Hens) includes (feel free to sing along). Our livers wouldn’t allow us to partake in all, but we did enjoy quite a few:

DAY 1: Partridge in a Pear Tree – St George ‘Terroir’ Spruce Tip Gin, Heirloom Pears, Genepy Alpine Liqueur

DAY 2: Two Turtle Doves

Sour Mash Bourbon, Deconstructed Turtle Chocolates

DAY 3: Three French Hens

Calvados, Cognac, Armagnac, Almond Financiers, Bouche de Noel, Coconut Rochers

DAY 4: Four Calling Birds – Wild Turkey 101, Redbreast 12 Year Irish Whisky, Eagle Rare Bourbon, Whistle Pig Rye (when pigs fly), Crispy Duck Skin, Quatre Epices

DAY 5: Five Golden Rings – Homemade Goldschlager

DAY 6: Six Geese a Laying –  Grey Goose, Nutmeg, Almond Eggs

DAY 7: Seven Swans a Swimming – Seagrams 7 Crown Whisky, Smoked Salmon, White Grapefruit, Fennel, White Pepper

DAY 8: Eight Maids a Milking – Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, Buratta, Pesto

DAY 9: Nine Ladies Dancing

Appleton Female Master Distiller Year Rum, Ron Zacapa Female Master Blender Rum, Grenada Three Sisters Distilled Rhum Agricole, Nine Exotic Citrus

DAY 10: Ten Lords a Leaping – Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Scotch, Laird’s 100 Proof Apple Brandy, Honeycomb, Winter Spices

DAY 11: Eleven Pipers Piping – Balsam Rose Vermouth, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Syrup, Rhum, Cherries

DAY 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming

Dewar’s 12 Year Old, A Dozen different Holiday Treats

Our journey through the Twelve Heizenbergs of Christmas started with The Tuck Room’s Adam Seger having us experience the very essence of each specialty blend via liquid nitrogen. Check out our reaction to DAY 5: Five Golden Rings, made with Homemade Goldschlager (di you see the beautiful golden shimmer?)

Before all this begun, Adam and his amazing team warmed us up with three delicious libations, the DrinkupNY cocktail, a blend of Balsam white Magnolia Blossom Elderflower, New York Aperitif wine, and a housemade tonic; The Kiss cocktail, featuring House-infused lemon berry vodka, rare tea cellar lemon berry tea, Aperol, fresh lemonade, and naughty mint; and lastly a not-so-classic Mulled Apple cider (check them out below):

In between cocktails, we feasted on Reuben Croquettes, “K-Town” Short Rib Sliders, and Brioche Crusted Crab Cakes.

Last, but certainly not least, because all of this happened on a Thursday night, that only meant one thing – DRUNKEN DOUGHNUTS!!!! Our already decadent night of Twelve Heizenbergs of Christmas cocktails ended with indulging in Underwest Donuts Lavender, Chocolate, and Peppermint donuts. These donuts were accompanied by Bourbon Dulce de Leche, Boozy Chocolate Sauch with Dark Rum and Red Wine, Beth’s Black Raspberry Jam spiked with Campari, and Boozy Whipped Cream with Cardamon Syrup, Boyd & Blair 151 proof.

It was the perfect ending to an almost indescribable and incredibly wonderful experience. Although Christmas has come and gone, there is still time to enjoy The Tuck Room’s Twelve Heizenbergs of Christmas cocktail experience, but once the limited edition blends are gone, those curated cocktails are gone. And of course, Drunken Doughnuts can still be enjoyed every Thursday.  For more information, visit www.thetuckroom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate National Sangria Day with Santa Margherita and Sparkling Ice

Did you know that today is National Sangria Day? What better way to raise a glass to Wine Wednesday than to raise a glass with a time-honored cocktail made with wine – Sangria! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite sangria drink recipes from world-renowned Italian winery Santa Margherita Wines and zero-calorie beverage, Sparkling Ice. The great thing about Sangria is not only is it easy to make, it’s also perfect for holiday entertaining. Check out these quick and easy big-batch recipes that are sure to make celebrating National Sangria Day a delicious experience.

Holiday Red Sangria

SERVINGS: 4
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
1 large orange, sliced
1 large apple, chopped
1 large pear, chopped
Seeds of 1 pomegranate
4 cinnamon sticks
Add fruit to a large pitcher. Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva. Place in fridge for an hour before serving. Spoon fruit into a glass before pouring the wine. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Add ice to the top (optional).

Sparkling Sangria

1 peach, sliced
½ orange, sliced
¾ cup peach brandy
1 bottle white wine, chilled
4 cups Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
Place peaches, oranges, and brandy in a pitcher then lightly muddle. Add wine and Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade and stir. Serve over ice and garnish with a peach slice.

Bubble Gum Sangria

¼ cup gumballs
1 cup vodka
1 bottle red wine
1 cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
1 peach, sliced
1 orange, sliced
½ cup raspberries
Place gumballs in a jar, pouring vodka over. Cover and allow to sit for at least 12 hours. In a large pitcher or bowl combine gum balls and their vodka, red wine, Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon, and fruit. Add ice and serve.

Winter Sangria

1/2 Apple, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1/2 pear, sliced
Cinnamon Stick
1 bottle red wine
1/2 cup Brandy
1 cup Sparkling Ice Orange Mango
Cut fruit into equal sizes and place in a pitcher with the cinnamon stick. Pour in the bottle of wine, bourbon, and Sparkling Ice Orange Mango over fruit. Gently stir to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours, up to 2 days. Serve cold over ice.

Are you ready to enjoy a bright and sparkling Sangria drink during the holidays? Which one (or more) of these cocktail recipes will you be enjoying on National Sangria Day?

Perfect Holiday Gifting with Patron Tequila 1-Liter Limited Edition Bottle

Do you know what is one of the most-gifted spirits during the holidays? It’s Patron tequila of course! And this year, Patron, one of the most-recognized and respected luxury spirits brands, has once again introduced a limited edition one-liter bottle. Perfect for holiday gifting, the Patron Tequila 1-Liter Limited Edition bottle, third in a series of collectible, large-size bottle designs, is inspired by Mexico’s tradition of vibrant ceramic and textile folk art. If you want to perfect the art of gift giving and holiday entertaining, gift your favorite person the Patron Tequila 1-Liter Limited Edition bottle. Give the gift that keeps on giving with 33% more Patron tequila from the 1-Liter bottle.

The brightly colored pewter bottle label on this year’s special edition release features Patron’s iconic bee design and depicts elements of Patron’s meticulous production process. It boasts renderings of the native Weber Blue Agave from which Patron is created, the razor-sharp ax used to chop the harvested agave, and the traditional “tahona” stone which crushes the cooked agave to begin the fermentation and distillation process. The Patron Tequila 1-Liter Limited Edition bottle is topped with an intricately designed metallic stopper, mirroring the detailed aesthetic of the label, and is packaged in a beautiful green gift bag, reminiscent of Patron Silver’s signature box.

“Patron is always one of the most-gifted spirits during the holidays and our limited-edition large size bottle has become something that people look forward to every year, both as a gift for someone special, and for holiday entertaining,” said Lee Applbaum, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Patron Spirits. “The distinctive label design of this year’s bottle – influenced by our rich Mexican tradition of crafting artisanal tequila – offers a truly unique gifting option for those who enjoy and appreciate high-quality luxury spirits.”

Patron has you covered when it comes to perfect holiday cocktails. This season, try the Daylight Saver (made with Patrón Silver tequila, Patron Citrónge Orange liqueur, Lillet Blanc, fresh lime, and a touch of absinthe) or the tart and refreshing Cranberry Cooler (combining Patrón Silver tequila, Patrón Citrónge Lime liqueur, cranberry juice, and club soda).

The Patron Tequila 1-Liter Limited Edition bottle is available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the country for a steal at $59.99.

Celebrate Intensely: Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur for the Holidays

Forget Peppermint, Cranberries, and other traditional Christmas flavors, this holiday season, it’s all about Ginger. Since the holidays are all about celebrations, we’ll be raising a glass or two of a delicious cocktail made with a very special ginger liqueur. Toast to the holiday season with delicious libations made with Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, a handcrafted, Brooklyn-made spirit created with 200 pounds of fresh ginger per batch.

Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur is made with lots and lots of fresh Ginger with no extracts and no chemicals. It is also is vegan, gluten-free, and kosher certified. If you’re a fan of the taste of pure, big, bold, powerful flavor of fresh Ginger, then Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur is exactly what you’re looking for.

The Passport, created by Jason Foust, Late Harvest Kitchen

1.5 oz Vodka
.75 oz Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
.75 oz fresh lime
Red grapes

Basil Preparation:
Muddle red grapes and basil in a shaker and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake and fine strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass. Garnish with basil and grape.

Mortimer & Mauve, created by Pamela Wiznitzer, Seamstress, NY

1.25 oz Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey
1.25 oz Chai infused Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth*
.5 oz Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur

* Chai-Infused Vermouth:
1 750ml bottle of Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth Add 4-5 Chai tea bags Allow to sit for 30 minutes. Take out the bags and pour the infusion back into the bottle.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir over ice until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Use orange twist to extract oils. Discard peel.

Intense Digestif

Did you know that Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur was originally enjoyed as a digestif? This spicy and refreshing liqueur is perfect for calming and settling the stomach and digestive tract. Just pour over ice for a perfectly chilled and delicious way to stimulate your body.

Want to experience this intense spirit for yourself? Barrow’s Intense is available in 375ml (around $24.00) and 750ml (around $39.00) bottles that can be purchased online or at several retail locations nationwide. Check out the Barrow Intense store locator for the closest retailer near you.

6 Holiday Cocktails to Toast the Festive Season

What better way to get into the holiday spirit, than with a few marvelous holiday spirits. We’re toasting the season with these festive and delicious holiday-themed concoctions that are sure to have you merry, cheery and bright. We’ve got wonderful holiday cocktails from Midori Melon Liqueur, Sauza Tequila, and Skinnygirl Cocktails that will keep you spirited. Are you hosting a holiday get-together? How about some pitcher-style cocktails help you spend less time behind the bar, and more time with your guests. If it’s just the two of you or if you’re going solo this Christmas, we’re also highlighting some easy-to-make holiday cocktails that require no more than three ingredients.

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Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, or by yourself, we hope you will celebrate this remarkable year and lift a glass or two to your loved ones with one of these yummy holiday cocktails.

Midori® Holly Jolly

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1 1/2 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
1/2 part DeKuyper® Creme de Cocoa White Liqueur
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake and pour into a coupe glass or martini glass.

Midori® Elf’s Kiss

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1/2 parts Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 part Pinnacle® Citrus Vodka
JDK & Sons 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
1 1/2 parts Sweet & Sour
Two 1/2 inch squares of Fresh Ginger
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Cranberry Juice
Orange Slice
Fill a tall glass with ice and add Midori®. In a shaker, muddle fresh ginger and the juice of half a lemon. Add sweet & sour and vodka and shake with ice. Strain and pour into the glass over Midori®. Top with cranberry juice and a floater of orange liqueur. Garnish with a twisted orange slice.

Mistletoe Margarita (serves 8)

Mistletoe Margarita
1 ½ cups Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
½ cup DeKuyper® Triple Sec
1 ½ cups cranberry cocktail juice
½ cup fresh lime juice
½ cup simple syrup
1 cup fresh cranberries for garnish (optional)
Sugar for rimming (optional)
Lime wheels for garnish (optional)
8 cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
Combine the first five ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Place lime slices and cranberries in the pitcher for added flavor. Rim glasses with sugar before serving. Skewer fresh cranberries with a toothpick and roll in remaining sugar. Pour into glasses over ice, top with cranberry skewer and finish with a cinnamon stick.

Very Merry Crush (serves 8)

Very Merry Crush
2 cups Sauza® Signature Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
4 ginger beers
½ cup lime juice
1/3 cup cherry preserves
11 rosemary sprigs
Strip leaves from three rosemary springs and place in a pitcher with lime juice and cherry preserves. Muddle these ingredients together. Add tequila and ginger beer and stir well. Pour into tall glasses over ice and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Candy Cane Cocktail

Candy Cane Cocktail

1 part Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
1 part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps
1 part fat-free sweetened condensed milk
Candy cane for garnish
Shake liquids with ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice. Garnish with a candy cane

Very Merry Mulled Wine

Very Merry Mulled Wine

1 bottle of Skinnygirl® Pinot Noir
3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
¼ part whole cloves
3-star anise
1 whole nutmeg, cracked with the side of a chef’s knife into a few pieces
1 orange peel
Agave nectar to taste
Lemon slice for garnish
Star anise for garnish
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Pour wine into a large saucepan and cook over low heat. Make a sachet with the spices by tying them together in cheesecloth and put the sachet into the saucepan. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Add agave nectar to taste, then pour the wine through a strainer and serve in a heatproof glass. Garnish with a lemon slice, star anise, and cinnamon sticks.