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Black Friday sales kicks off the official holiday season and BourbonBlog.com has some rockin’ cocktails inspired by the popular holiday songs! So drink up starting on Black Friday with seasonal cocktails matching these jams…

LUCID Absinthe Midori Melon LiqueurYou’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft

It’s Black Friday and you’re not feeling the holiday spirit yet. Mr. Grinch would be proud. Make this simple cocktail that features Absinthe and maybe your tune will change.

1 oz. LUCID® Absinthe
1 1/2 oz. Midori® Melon Liqueur
Splash of ginger ale
2-3 lime wedges
1 lime

In a rocks glass, muddle 2 lime wedges. Add ice, Midori Melon Liqueur and Lucid Absinthe. Shake vigorously and return to rocks glass. Add ginger ale and garnish with a lime spiral.

Flor de CañaFeliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano

Get a little Latin flair going post-sale to ease your aggravation. Rock out with Flor de Caña® Rum’s hot spiced toddy.

3 oz boiling water
1.5 oz. Home-Spiced Flor de Caña® (spice recommendation: vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon)
0.5 oz. teaspoon of butter
1 cinnamon stick
Fresh nutmeg for garnish

Instructions: In an Irish coffee mug, add boiling water, rum, and top with a small slice of butter. Stir with cinnamon stick and garnish with fresh nutmeg.

To make your own home-spiced, Flor de Caña rum:
Take 2 oz. Flor de Caña and pour into a mason jar.

Add your favorite spices.
Cover and let sit for 24 hours.
Taste the rum daily and adjust accordingly.

Russian Standard VodkaI Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus by the Jackson 5

No holiday party is complete without a perfectly balanced vodka martini. This mistletoe-like red and green Russian Standard Vodka cocktail is sure to kick off your holiday merriment!

1.5 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
Splash of lemon juice
2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
Garnish with a mint leaf or lemon twist

XantéAll I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

Inspire your inner diva: play this all-time favorite holiday song by Mariah Carey while offering your beau a Xanté Hot Apple cocktail.

1.5 parts Xanté
3 Parts freshly pressed apple juice or apple cider
A cinnamon stick

Heat the freshly pressed apple juice together with the cinnamon stick. Add Xanté before serving.

German Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir wineSanta Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springstein & Bon Jovi

The German Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir wine reminds us to be thankful for good ol’ Kris Kringle, the original Santa. Enjoy the deliciously smooth, velvety taste of this easy-drinking wine while making your gift wish list.

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