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Five Drinks That Will Sleigh Santa

post iconWhen Santa comes tonight, surprise him! Instead of putting out milk and cookies, leave out cocktails and candies. I am sure that Santa would appreciate a hot toddy to warm him up or a classic Martini to get his blood flowing. …Read More

Aberdeen Flip

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This Week’s Drink was created by Max Warner, Chivas brand ambassador and head mixologist. Warner cut his bartending chops at London’s famed Savoy Hotel, so he know his stuff. His Aberdeen Flip is a wonderfully rich cocktail with hints of spice and fruit that will warm any holiday gathering.

Ingredients:
60ml / 2oz Chivas 18
30ml / 1oz Oloroso Sherry
1 Whole Egg
¼ oz Spiced Syrup
Dash Chocolate Bitters
Tsp Blackberry Jam
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Pomegranate Swizzle

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Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Herradura Reposado
2 oz pomegranate juice (unsweetened)
½ oz vanilla syrup
1 oz heavy cream
Candy cane, garnish
Pomegranate seeds, garnish
 
Directions:
Fill a highball with crushed ice. Pour Herradura Reposado, pomegranate juice and vanilla syrup over crushed ice. Stir ingredients in glass using a bar spoon or swizzle stick. Insert candy cane and clear straw. Place heavy cream into an ice filled shaker, shake. Layer heavy cream in the high … Read more

Seven Spectacular Italian White Wines For The Holidays

post iconTonight marks the Feast of the Seven Fishes in some Italian families. Others will choose to celebrate tomorrow. But, it occurred to us that there will be a great deal of fish and seafood consumed in the next week as Christmas morphs into New Year’s. Our own family traditions have come to include heaping amounts of San Francisco’s local dungeness crab. For Christmas, we make the local San Francisco seafood stew – Ciopinno – a medley of seafood and fish in a spicy tomato broth. For New Year’s, we get a smorgasbord of local shellfish – crab, shrimp, oysters and clams (if you are on top of things, order from Swan’s Oyster Depot, which has been slinging seafood in San Francisco for 100 years). What goes better with seafood and fish than white wine. …Read More

Mexican Egg Nog

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Did you know December 24th isn’t just Christmas Eve? It is also National Egg Nog Day! Get your nog on with this one, two punch from Suaza!

Ingredients:
3 parts Egg Nog (homemade or store bought)
1 part Sauza Conmemorativo Tequila
1 part Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky
Cinnamon

Directions:
In a shaker filled with ice combine Egg Nog, Tequila and Bourbon. Shake to combine and serve chilled with a dash of cinnamon on top.

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Connie’s Hot Buttered Rum

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the serving of my Mom’s Hot Buttered Rum. It’s sooo good! And, yes, my Mom is Connie.

This cocktail is a crowd pleaser and so easy to make! And, its great for adults and kiddies (just omit the Rum or Brandy for them and serve a mocktail). This drink is so great, we recommend that you drink it all winter to help keep you warm. Since, this is … Read more

Ginger Bubbly

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It’s time for Champagne! Add a little ginger kick to your sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays. This sparkler is festive yet simple, so it’s perfect for Christmas and New Year’s.

Happy Holidays from Drink of the Week!

Ingredients:
1/2 oz ginger syrup*
4 to 6 oz sparkling wine

Directions:
Pour ginger syrup in the bottom of a Champagne flute or coupe, the top off with sparkling wine to taste.

Ginger Syrup*

Ingredients:
1/2 cup … Read more

Yule Mule

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Ketel One Vodka
1 oz ginger beer
1/2 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Orange bitters

Directions:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Ketel One Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Lime Juice and Orange Bitters and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with ginger beer.

Courtesy of Ketel One Vodka.

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Baileys Peppermint Cream

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Ingredients:
2 oz Baileys with a Hint of Mint Chocolate
4 oz hot chocolate
Fresh whipped cream
Candy cane
Mint leaf

Directions:
Crush candy cane with the back of a spoon. Combine hot chocolate and Baileys by pouring into a coffee mug. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle crushed candy cane on top. Garnish with mint leaf.

Courtesy of Baileys Irish Cream.

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Juniper Shine

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Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Original Moonshine Corn Whiskey
¾ oz lemon juice
¾ oz juniper maple syrup
½ stock of rosemary

Directions:
Place all ingredients except the moonshine into a shaking tin and muddle. Add The Original Moonshine and ice and shake hard for 7 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with ½ of a rosemary stock singed with a flame for the aroma.

Courtesy of Original Moonshine Corn Whiskey.

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