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…
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.