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Festive Holiday Drinks

Happy holidays! We are sharing 3 holiday cocktail drinks for you and your friends to enjoy.

  1. Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  2. Pomegranate arils (seeds)
  3. 1 750 ml bottle sparkling wine
  4. Fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill an ice cube tray with pomegranate juice leaving about 1/8 inch at the top. Freeze until solid.
  2. For each serving, fill a highball glass with a few pomegranate ice cubes and pomegranate arils. 
  3. Optional: Top with sparkling wine, orange, cherry and a fresh rosemary sprig.

2. Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail

Ingredients

White sugar crystals, preferably coarse

  1. 2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled
  2. 1/2 cup brandy
  3. 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
  4. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  6. 4 cinnamon sticks

Directions:

  1. Dampen the rims of 4 martini glasses and then line the rims with sugar crystals.
  2. Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick.

3. Champagne Bourbon Cocktail

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  4. Bourbon (recommended: Woodford Reserve)
  5. Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled

Directions:

  1. Combine the sugar, water, beans and seeds in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, then discard the vanilla bean.
  2. Add 1 shot of bourbon and 2 tablespoons vanilla bean syrup to a chilled champagne flute. Fill to the top with sparkling wine, and serve.