My holiday picks for scotch are not for the faint of heart. While they are very different from each other, they both are cask strength and neither is chill filtered. They are, well, strong. But hey, if you’re going to drink a scotch, why not go for it. These are great to serve at an intimate holiday gathering or to give as a gift to a real scotch lover. Both picks will run you about … Read more
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Created by Bartender Hall of Fame Inductee Francesco LaFranconi, this holiday punch is a unique combination of Polish Vodka, green tea, and apple juice. This is not your dad’s holiday punch. Courtesy of Sobieski Vodka.
Think it’s hard to find a quality, original gift for under $20? Go all out without spending a fortune! This simple sake set paired with a bottle of Momokawa Ruby Tokubetsu Junmai sake is sure to please. And I can guarantee it won’t be a duplicate gift. While being highly rated and well-made, the medium-bodied and slightly sweet sake appeals to sake drinkers of all experience levels.
Cherry, Raspberry and Mango, oh my! Infused Holiday Cocktails from Skyy recently arrived in our stocking. Enjoy the fruity, holiday goodness.
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Recipes and Photo courtesy SKYY Vodka Infusions
Why give a boring bottle of wine this year, with so many great spirits out there go crazy. We’ve assembled a variety of fine Tequila for easy gift giving.
Perfect for sipping and savoring, Cabo Uno Tequila will last beyond the holiday party and throughout the holiday season, to be cherished and enjoyed for years to come. Acknowledged as one of the finest 100% blue agave tequilas in the world, Cabo Uno is aged in … Read more
The New York Times reports of a new gin from Oregon that tastes and smells like Christmas. Rouge Ales is now making artisinal spirits and they flavor their gin with essence of spruce trees. Writes the Times about Rogue Spruce Gin it, “evokes the wreaths and trees of the holiday season.”
Gin With the Scent of Christmas – NYTimes.com
Rouge Spruce Gin
Get a little naughty with these Holiday punches from the folks at X-Rated Fusion liqueur.
X-Rated Holiday Punch
1 750 ml bottle (25 oz) X-Rated Fusion liqueur
2 bottles pink champagne, chilled
2 six-ounce cans cranberry juice concentrate
2 six-ounce cans pink lemonade concentrate
1 qt club soda, chilled
In large punch bowl, combine cranberry juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, X-Rated Fusion liqueur, club soda and champagne. Add ice cubes. Serve immediately. … Read more
The holidays are time for gatherings and warmth … and a little booze. This spiced punch can be served hot or cold. It’s a tasty way to welcome guests and stay warm.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label is offering free engraving for the holidays.
For around $190, this premium blend already comes in a silk-lined box with a certificate of authenticity.
But the added touch of personalized engraving to the bottle would make it an awesome gift.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label engraving
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary 21st Amendment, or the repeal of the 18th, Double Cross Vodka created “Amendment 21.” A combination of Double Cross Diamond Filtered Vodka (yes, diamonds), Maderia, scotch and honey, Amendment 21 is robust, refreshing and retro. Cheers!
Courtesy of Double Cross Vodka.
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