Five Holiday Cocktails to Make This Season

Despite the fact that our Christmas tree still isn’t up and our holiday decorations are still packed, doesn’t mean we aren’t enjoying delicious holiday cocktails. Our friends over at Ketel One and Porter House in New York sent over a few recipes to share with our readers that are guaranteed to get you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit. Check them out below, make them for yourself and your guests, and let us know which one you loved best.

Peach and Cranberry Spritz

Kettle One Vodka - Peach and Cranberry Spritz

(Recipe makes one)

  • 1½ ounces Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom
  • 2 dashes cranberry bitters
  • 3 ounces Fever Tree soda water

To garnish:

  • 1 cranberry

Combine all ingredients and serve in a wine glass over ice. Garnish with a cranberry.


Lady Kombucha Cooler

Ketel One - kombucha

Photo Credit: Ketel One

(Recipe makes one)

  • 1½ ounces Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint
  • 1 lemon wedge, squeezed and juiced
  • 3 ounces Health-Ade Pink Lady Apple Kombucha

To Garnish:

  • 1 thin slice apple
  • 1 lemon twist

Add the Ketel One Botanical and the lemon juice to a chilled glass with ice. Top with the kombucha and garnish with the apple slice and lemon twist.


Crimson & Clover Sparkler

Ketel One

Photo Credit: Ketel One

(Recipe makes one)

For the Coconut Clove Sugar:

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 grapefruit wedge

For the Cocktail:

  • 1½ ounces Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • ¾ ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 ounce Fever Tree soda water
  • Pomegranate seeds

First make the coconut clove sugar: Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Then pour out onto a shallow plate. Use the grapefruit wedge to rim your glass, then dip the rim in the coconut clove sugar. Add ice to the glass and set aside.

Next combine the Ketel One Botanical, pomegranate juice, grapefruit juice, and pinch of ground cloves in a shaker with ice. Shake, then pour through a sieve into the sugar-rimmed glass. Finish with the soda water and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.


The Honey Bee

Compliments of Porter House New York

Porter House NY

Photo Credit: Porter House New York

Ingredients:

  • .75 oz Drambuie
  • 3 Dashes Walnut Bitters
  • Prosecco Top

To garnish:

  • 1 Expressed Orange Peel  

In a champagne flute, add Drambuie and walnut bitters. Top with Prosecco.



Old Fa-Shinn-ed

Compliments of Porter House New York

Porter House New York

Photo Credit: Porter House New York

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Shinn Apple Brandy
  • .5 oz Sauternes Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2 Dash Orange Bitters
  • 2 Lemon & Orange Peels

In a double rocks glass, express 2 orange peels and 2 lemon peels and leave in glass

Add all other ingredients to glass. Place large format ice cube into the glass and stir vigorously.

Want more cocktail recipes? Check these out here and here!

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