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Get in the Holiday Spirit with These Eight Cocktail Recipes

The holiday season is upon us but, if you’re not feeling festive, we have something that might do the trick. These eight holiday cocktails, from William Grant & Sons, may get you feeling the holiday spirit.

5 Acres

This festive red cocktail will make any party look pretty! It’s simple, sophisticated and smooth. It’s made with Tullamore D.E.W., a triple blended, triple distilled Irish whiskey.

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 a cherry.

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.

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.

Lone Star Sparkler Punch

Spice up your holiday season with ginger, lemon and a Fistful of flavor. This punch is made with a Fistful of Bourbon, a 100% straight American whiskey blend exclusively found in Texas.

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.

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.

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.

Blue Winter

Create your own white Christmas with this winter-inspired cocktail featuring Reyka Vodka.

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 a champagne flute. Garnish with coconut shaving rim and blue Rock Candy stick.

Flor de Caña Ultimate Mojito

2 parts Flor de Caña 7
½ part lime juice
⅓ part superfine sugar
3 leaves mint
Champagne

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 a sprig of mint.

Find out more about all of the William Grant & Sons liquors here. No matter which cocktail you choose to make this holiday season, please drink responsibly.

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