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Holiday Signature Cocktails!

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

If you're throwing a holiday party this year, or even just having company, you’re probably thinking of all the special details you want to add. We’re sure one of those details is what kind of drinks to offer your guests!

Not to worry, we have all the cocktail inspiration you'll need right here. We like to keep things simple and delicious. Here are some of our holiday cocktail picks and recipes.

Kir Royale

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Crème de Cassis, Crème de Framboise or Chambord

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry sparkling wine or Champagne, chilled

  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries, optional

Add 2 to 3 teaspoons Crème de Cassis to each flute. Drop in 3 to 4 raspberries. Fill each flute with sparkling wine. Serve immediately.

Moscow Mule

  • 2 oz. vodka

  • 1/2 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 6 oz. ginger beer

  • Fresh mint (optional)

Squeeze lime juice into a copper mug (or a Collins glass) and drop in the spent shell. Add ice cubes, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer. Stir and serve.

Rosemary & Thyme Lemon Cocktail

  • 5 fresh rosemary sprigs

  • 5 fresh thyme sprigs

  • 1 bottle (1-3/4 liters) lemonade

  • 2 ounces carbonated water, chilled

  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka

  • Lemon zest strips and fresh rosemary sprigs

Make ahead: In a 2-qt. pitcher, muddle rosemary and thyme; add lemonade. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Strain lemonade; discard herbs.

To prepare cocktail: In a mixing glass or tumbler, combine 1/2 cup lemonade and vodka. Place ice in a highball glass; add lemonade mixture. Top with carbonated water. Garnish with a lemon zest strip and rosemary sprig if desired.

French 75

  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 3 ounces Champagne (or other sparkling wine)

  • Garnish: lemon twist

Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Mistletoe Margarita (can be made in batches)