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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Get In The Holiday Spirit(s) with 8 Fun & Festive Cocktails

This Santa Suit red cocktail will add a festive pop to any holiday party. The sophisticated, simple and smooth cocktail is made with Tullamore D.E.W., a triple blended, triple distilled Irish whiskey.

5 Acres

1 part Tullamore D.E.W. Original

1 part dry vermouth

1 part ruby port

2 dashes aromatic bitters

2 dashes chocolate bitters

Garnish: orange twist and cherry

Add all ingredients into a chilled Stirring glass, add ice and stir until chilled. Pour contents into a cocktail glass, zest with orange and garnish with cherry.

On Christmas Day in 1887, spirit first flowed from the Glenfiddich stills. Today over 130 years later, Glenfiddich remains entirely family owned and is the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. Make Glenfiddich a part of your holiday traditions with this classic cocktail.

Rob Roy

2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve

¾ part sweet vermouth

¼ part oloroso sherry 

1 bar spoon Benedectine

Brandied cherries, to garnish

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients except the cherries. Stir over ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with the brandied cherries.

Cheers to the holiday season with a sparkling cocktail made with Hendrick’s Gin, a distinctive blend of botanicals and two curiously marvelous ingredients, cucumber and rose petals.

Cucumber 75

1 ½ part Hendrick’s Gin

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part simple syrup

3 wheels English cucumber

Dry sparkling wine

In a mixing glass muddle Hendrick's, lemon, simple and cucumbers. Ice, shake well and fine strain into a flute. Top with sparkling wine.

Bourbon and “brrr” already go hand in hand, so spice up the season with ginger, lemon and a Fistful of flavor. This festive punch is made with Fistful of Bourbon, a delicious 100 percent straight American whiskey blend that is exclusively found in Texas.

Lone Star Sparkler Punch (serves 20)

3 parts Fistful of Bourbon

3 parts pear puree

2 parts ginger syrup

1 part fresh lemon juice

2 parts sparkling wine

1 part chilled water

Combine ingredients in a punch bowl over a large block of ice. Garnish with whole star anise and lemon twists.

‘Tis the season for hot cocktails! Cozy up next to the fire with the Hot Buttered Monkey cocktail made with Monkey Shoulder, a cheeky blended 100% malt Scotch whisky.

Hot Buttered Monkey - created by Vance Henderson, U.S. Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder

1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder

¾ parts maple syrup

4 parts chai tea

1 teaspoon butter

Add whisky and maple syrup to mug and top with hot tea. Lightly stir then top with butter. 

Made in America from Caribbean Rum and blended with spices including ginger, cinnamon, clove and vanilla, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum encompasses the tastes of the season. Mix up your holiday soiree with this festive cocktail.

Catalina Wine Mixer - created by Anthony Bohlinger, Sailor Jerry Brand Ambassador

2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

2 parts red wine

½ part fresh lemon juice

Top with lemon-lime soda

Build Sailor Jerry, wine and juice in a rocks-filled mixing glass. Shake vigorously. Pour into a wine glass. Top with soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Create your own with this winter-inspired cocktail featuring Reyka Vodka, made of the natural wonders of Iceland.

Blue Winter 1½ part Reyka Vodka 1 part pineapple juice 1 part Blue Curaçao ¼ part lemon juice

Combine all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and shake then strain into champagne flute. Garnish with coconut shaving rim and blue Rock Candy stick.

Eat, drink and be merry with friends and family! Flor de Caña, a 125-year old Nicaraguan rum brand, has just the sparkling cocktail to make spirits bright all season long.

Flor de Caña Ultimate Mojito

2 parts Flor de Caña 7

½ part lime juice

⅓ part superfine sugar

3 leaves mint


Muddle lime juice with sugar in a Collins glass. Add mint leaves and muddle again. Fill glass 2/3 full with crushed ice and add rum. Top off with champagne. Garnish with sprig of mint.

**The team at William Grant & Sons wishes you Happy Holidays and asks that you please measure and drink responsibly.**


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