5 Festive Cocktails for Holiday Entertaining from William Grant and Sons
The last month of the year is for enjoying time with friends and family and these 5 festive cocktails will do just that. ‘Tis the season for celebrating! Thanks to William Grant & Sons, a family-owned distillery with a vast portfolio of award-winning spirits, this selection of festive cocktails will keep your days sparkling and bright through the New Year.
Cheers to the holiday season with the Lone Star Sparkler cocktail made with Fistful of Bourbon, a delicious 100 percent straight American whiskey blend that is exclusively found in Texas. www.fistfulofbourbon.com
Lone Star Sparkler
1 ½ part Fistful of Bourbon
2 parts Pear puree
¾ part Ginger syrup
½ part Lemon
2 parts Sparkling wine
Combine ingredients except sparkling wine and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a star anise.
Spice things up with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, a Caribbean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavors, and Ancho Reyes, the original chile liqueur.
Sailor Jerry Cherry
1 ¼ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
½ parts Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
½ parts Black Cherry Shrub
3 dashes of Cherry Bitters
2 large Sage leaves
Add all ingredients (except Champagne) into an ice filled shaker. Shake vigorously over ice. Double strain into a Champagne Flute. Top with dry champagne. Garnish with sage and black cherry.
Sip and serve this festive cocktail made with Milagro Select Barrel Reserve (SBR) Reposado, a smooth and complex spirit that is aged for 10 months in American and French oak barrels. www.milagrotequila.com
Paloma Rosada – created by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Ambassador
1 ½ parts Milagro SBR Reposado
½ part Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
½ part Agave Nectar
½ part Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
½ part Fresh Lime Juice
2 parts Pink Prosecco
Combine all ingredients except Pink Prosecco and shake well. Strain into a Champagne Flute. Top with Pink Prosecco and garnish with grapefruit & blood orange (dried or peel).
Hendrick’s distinctive blend of botanicals and two curiously marvelous ingredients, cucumber and rose petals, provides a refreshing flavor in this bubbly cocktail. www.hendricksgin.com
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.
This light and refreshing cocktail, made with the exceptionally crisp and smooth Reyka Icelandic Vodka, will be a hit at any holiday soiree. www.reyka.com
1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka
1 part fresh lemon juice
¾ part lavender syrup
Top dry champagne
Combine ingredients. Shake and strain into flute glass. Top with champagne and garnish with lemon twist.
**The team at William Grant & Sons wishes you Happy Holidays and asks that you please measure and drink responsibly.**