Festive Cocktail Ideas

December 20, 2021

Festive Cocktail Ideas

'Tis the season, so why not celebrate with a Festive Cocktail?

We have eight delicious cocktail recipes for you to try this Holiday Season!

The Winter Rose:

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine gin, our Rose Cordial syrup, the lemon juice, and four dashes of cardamom bitters. Shake well, then strain over a coupe glass. Garnish with a dried rose petal or two for flare.

Wild & Spicy Hibiscus Margarita:

  • 1/2 birds eye chili, muddled a little in the shaker
  • 20mL Cointreau (Orange Flavoured Liqueur)
  • 40mL Silver tequila
  • 20mL Hibiscus Flower Syrup (from jar of Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup & reserve flowers for garnishing - they will also keep in the fridge for several weeks for later use in other recipes)
  • 20mL fresh lime juice
  • 10mL fresh lemon juice

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. (Alternatively multiply recipe quantities to fill a jug and shake each serve with ice before serving).Strain into glass (with or without extra ice). Garnish the glass with a salt rim, and enjoy!

Hot Buttered Rum:

Add 2 tablespoons of the spiced butter mixture to a coffee mug. Pour 2 ounces of rum into each mug. Top off with boiling water and stir to melt the butter. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, a fresh orange slice and serve.

Saturn Cocktail:

Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a lemon spiral.

Luxurious Caesar:

Rim glass with lime juice & Walter Craft Caesar Rim. Fill glass with ice, add vodka and Walter Craft Holiday Mix remaining ingredients, stir gently. Top with freshly grated horseradish, cracked black pepper. Garnish with celery, lime. Enjoy.

Pickleback Cocktail:

In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with pickle slices speared with a toothpick and serve.

Mela Vodka Watermelon:

  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz soda
  • 2-3 oz Mela Simply Watermelon (or Mela flavor of your choice)
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Garnish with lime and/or a slice of watermelon

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until mixed together.

Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour:

Shake with lots of ice. Pour into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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