Start the “Spirits of the Season” by pairing the Olde English Christmas Carroll with 12 Classic + Crafted Cocktails.
“… A Partridge in a Pear Tree…” A Sparkling Pear Cocktail
Your Spirits Journey begins with some bubbly to toast the season.
1 1/3 cups chilled [Brut champagne]
2/3 cup pear liqueur
2 Bartlett pear slices
2 Turtle Doves – The Dove Cocktail
This cocktail is so smooth you will be cooing with Christmas cheer.
2 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
2 oz Hazelnut liqueur
1 oz Amaretto
1-1/2 oz Cream
Rim martini glass with cinnamon and sugar crystals and set aside. Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into the martini glass.
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3 French Hens – French 7
Channel your inner Parisian with this stylishly classic cocktail from 1915.
Blend Tanqueray gin, fresh lemon and sugar cane syrup and top off with Verve Clicquot champagne for extra sparkle.
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4 Calling Birds – The Crow Cocktail
Call-up your birds and invite them to your nest to sip this classic cocktail in front of the fire.
1 1/2 oz Scotch
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
a dash of grenadine
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5 Golden Rings!!! – Golden Plumb + Sage Cocktail
This sparkling cocktail rings in perfect harmony with honey, peach, plumbs and champagne.
1 1/2 oz Pisco
1 oz dry sparkling wine [Cava Brut]
3/4 oz honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part water)
1/2 oz lemon juice
small pinch of salt
1 dash peach bitters (optional)
half of a golden plum (also known as Miracle plum)
5 sage leaves (2 for garnish)
Start by adding three sage leaves to the bottom of your shaker. Top with honey syrup and lightly muddle the sage, thereby releasing its oil into the mixture. Next, cut the half plum into two quarters and add them to your shaker with sage-honey syrup. Crush the fruit, extracting as much plum juice as possible, add the remaining ingredients, except for the sparkling wine. Before you shake your cocktail, add the sparkling wine to your glass. Fill your shaker with ice and shake for an icy-cold 10 seconds. Double strain (to remove those bits of fruit and herbs) into a coupe glass overtop the sparkling wine. Garnish with a few small pieces of sage.
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6 Geese-a-Laying – Grey Goose – Le Fizz
Your gaggle of friends will flock to this skinny-light and refreshing drink.
35 ml GREY GOOSE vodka
15 ml Elderflower cordial
15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
75 ml chilled soda water
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7 Swans-A-Swimming – The Black Swan
Inspired by the movie, this dark cocktail laced with absinth has its own unpredictable ending.
1.5 oz of Arakú rum and coffee liqueur
1.5. oz of Coole Swan Dairy liqueur
0.5 oz of absinthe
Pour the Arakú into a straight-walled glass. Drip the absinthe over the back side of a bar spoon which is just touching the meniscus of the Arakú. Stop when you can see a thin layer of green. Next, carefully add the Coole Swan in the same fashion. You will notice that the light green absinthe layer will float on the top of your drink. Be careful not to pour too vigorously or else your Black Swan and White Swan will get mixed up.
8 Maids-A-Milking – Eggnog Martini
What is a Christmas party without eggnog? Add some pizzazz and make it a martini.
2 1/2 oz eggnog
1 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
3/4 oz amaretto
Combine ingredients in shaker and shake over ice. Strain into chilled martini glass. Dust with freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon.
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9 Ladies Dancing – the Dancing Lady
This Dancing Lady Cocktail may have you as the “Dancing Queen” at your holiday party.
1 oz banana liqueur
1 oz melon liqueur
1 splash cranberry juice
1 splash lime juice
1 splash pineapple juice
Combine all and garnish with blackberries.
10 Lords-A-Leaping – Earl Grey with Sage
Instead of Lords we give you Earl Grey as Cocktail.
One fresh egg white from a medium-sized egg (roughly one ounce)
one tablespoon fig spread or preserves (Dalmatia)
¼ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce limoncello
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce chilled earl grey tea (brewed using one cup of water for one tea bag)
Add egg white to a cocktail glass. Cover and shake very well until frothy and light. Add fig spread & lemon juice and whisk with a fork to break down any lumps. Add remaining ingredients with one or two small ice cubes (you don’t want to deflate the egg whites) and shake well until there are no fig clumps in the cocktail. Scoop out the ice cubes and slowly pour the liquid from the shaker to the glass while maintaining the froth from the egg white.
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11 Pipers Piping – Piping Hot Irish Cider
Perfect for a wintry cold, Christmas Eve evening.
1 shot Jameson
½ shot dark rum
1 shot apple cider
1 shot lemon juice
1 shot agave nectar
Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.
Heat the cider and cinnamon on the stove for five minutes, then add the liquor to the glass before adding the hot cider mix.
12 Drummers Drumming – Dutch Chocolate Pairing
Go Dutch with this pairing; a Dutch Chocolate Martini with Dutch chocolates.
1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1/2 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz Godiva Original Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz Marie Brizard Crème de Cacao Dark
Cap and shake to mix. Strain mix into cocktail glass. Garnish with a whole chocolate straw.
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