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Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Thursday, December 24, 2015
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Now that we’re in full-on holiday mode, it’s time to spice up the average cocktail selections for some festive, sweet, and downright delicious drinks!

From eye-catching beverages made with Viniq (America’s first shimmery liqueur brand) and Teavana, to Bloody Mary creations, check out a round up of creative recipes below. The best part? They’re equally tasty as they are easy to make. It’s the perfect way to toast to the season whether you’re celebrating with a few close friends and family or hosting a large party. Enjoy!

1. VINIQ SHIMMER LAND PUNCH
Makes one gallon: 21 servings (at 6oz a glass)

Glassware: Punch bowl/flute glass
Ingredients:
1 750 ml (25 oz) bottle Barefoot Bubby® Prosecco
1 750 ml (25 oz) bottle Viniq® Original Shimmery Liqueur
1 750 ml (25 oz) bottle New Amsterdam® Peach Vodka
1 quart (32 oz) white cranberry juice
1 750 ml (25 oz) bottle sparkling white grape juice

Directions:
-Chill all ingredients 2 hours prior to mixing
-Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl and store in cooler until served
Fruit garnish: slices of fresh peaches, oranges, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries

By the glass:
Glassware: Flute glass
1/4 oz. New Amsterdam® Peach Vodka
1/2 oz. Viniq ® Original Shimmery Liqueur
1/4 oz. white cranberry juice
1/4 oz. sparkling white grape juice
Fill up with Barefoot Bubbly® Prosecco

Directions:
-Chill all ingredients 2 hours prior to mixing
-Candy Rim: multi colored sugar crystals
-Rim glass with agave syrup and lightly dip rim of glass in sugar crystals
-Place in 2 blueberry infused ice cubes
-In a square 1-inch rubber ice molding place 3 frozen blueberries and fill up with purified water
-Allow to freeze for 4 hours
-Build the cocktail inside glass stopping just below the sugar crystals
Fruit garnish: Peach Star, raspberry and blackberry

2. SHIMMER ALL THE WAY

Glassware: Flute glass
Ingredients:
1/2 oz. Viniq® Ruby Shimmery Liqueur
1/4 oz. Pomegranate juice
Fill up with Barefoot Bubbly® Cuvée

Directions:
-Rim glass with agave and lightly sprinkle on edible shimmer flakes (edible shimmer flakes available in baking aisle)
-Place 2 pomegranate infused ice cubes in glass
-In a 1 inch rubber ice molding place 6 pomegranate seeds and fill up with purified water
-Allow to set for 4 hours
-Build ingredients in glass over ice and stop just below the shimmer flakes
Garnish: Sprinkle powdered sugar on a stem of rosemary and place 3-4 pomegranate seeds on top (may use agave or corn syrup to hold seeds in place)

3. WHITE CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS

Ingredients:
5 oz Hot Teavana White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos Strong Tea Blend

-Made using 1 tablespoon of Peppermint Roobios Tea and 5 ounces water
-Heat for 5 minutes

¼ oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 ½ oz Cruzan Black Strap Rum

Directions:
Whisk or froth together garnish with fresh mint leaves

4. GINGERBREAD FIZZ

Ingredients:
1 oz Gingerbread Black Tea Syrup:
8 oz hot water, 8 oz Teavana Belgian Rock Sugar, 1 oz Gingerbread Black Tea
Stir until Teavana Belgian Rock Sugar is dissolved
Let sit for 10 minutes and then fine strain

-¾ oz Apple Brandy
-¾ oz Rye
-¾ oz Lemon

Directions:

-Build in cocktail shaking tin
-Shake and strain into a Collins glass with large ice cubes, top with splash club soda, cherry and orange flag with star anise on top

To serve hot, add 4 oz of heated water

5. PHILLY CHEESESTEAK BLOODY MARY

Ingredients:
12 fluid ounces V8® 100% Vegetable Juice (about 1 1/2 cups), chilled
4 fluid ounces vodka (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup Swanson® Beef Broth
2 teaspoons steak sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon horseradish
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions:
Prep: 10 min.
Servings: 2
Fill 2 glasses with ice. Stir the vegetable juice, vodka, broth, steak sauce, Worcestershire, horseradish and hot pepper sauce in a pitcher. Season to taste. Pour the vegetable juice mixture into the glasses.

Serving Suggestion: Garnish with skewers of cheesesteak-inspired bites, like beef jerky with cheese sauce (optional), caramelized pearl onions and/or peppadew peppers.

6. MILE HIGH MICHELADA

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 wedge lime
10 fluid ounces V8® 100% Vegetable Juice (about 1 1/4 cups), chilled
3 fluid oz silver tequila (about 1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon grated red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
8 fluid oz jalapeño-infused blond ale-style beer (such as Comrade Yellow Fever), chilled

Directions:
Prep: 10 min.
Servings: 2

-Stir the chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder and salt on a plate. Rub the cut side of the lime around the rims of 2 glasses. Dip the rims of the glasses into the chili powder mixture to coat. Fill the glasses with ice.

-Stir the vegetable juice, tequila, limejuice, red pepper, Worcestershire and celery salt in a pitcher. Stir in the beer. Season to taste. Pour the vegetable juice mixture into the glasses.

Serving Suggestion: Garnish with celery stalks, lime wedges, pickled jalapeño slices, bacon and/or skewered cheeseburger sliders


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