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Holiday Drink Recipes

Apple Cider Old Fashioned


•           4 oz. apple cider

•           Dash of angostura bitters

•           2 tsp. brown sugar

•           2 oz. bourbon whiskey

•           Ice, for serving

•           Apple slice, for garnish

•           Cinnamon stick, for garnish



In a lowball glass, combine the apple juice, bitters, and sugar. Swirl glass around until mixture is combined and sugar is dissolved. Add the whiskey and ice. Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick.


Sparkling Cranberry Mule


•           2 oz. vodka

•           4 oz. ginger beer

•           1 oz. cranberry juice

•           Splash fresh lime juice

•           Ice, for serving

•           Cranberries, for garnish



Mix ingredients in copper cup (or glass) over ice. Stir well to mix. Garnish with cranberries.


For mocktail: Omit vodka and use 5 oz. ginger beer and 2 oz. cranberry juice.


Blackberry and Pomegranate Bellini


•           5 oz. blackberry brandy

•           3 oz. pomegranate juice

•           1 (750-milliliter) bottle prosecco, chilled

•           Blackberries, for garnish

•           Ice, for serving



Combine brandy and pomegranate juice in a chilled glass pitcher. Gently stir in prosecco and blackberries just before serving. To serve, pour into ice-filled glasses.

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