Cocktails for any Celebration

It’s hard to believe that 2024 is just at our doorsteps. It’s crazy, right?!

2023 was a great year, and I am incredibly thankful for all of your love and support throughout the year. You guys are AMAZING!

With all that being said, you already know what time it is!

Let’s bring in the New Year right!! ✨✨ It’s time for drinks, fun, love and laughter! Did I say drinks?! 😁 LOL! I’ve got a list of all of my favorite cocktails  right here for you to enjoy with your New Year’s festivities! So go on, take a look. And have a Happy New Year! Cheers! 🥂

Cranberry Apple Cider Moscow Mule

This easy Cranberry Apple Cider Moscow Mule is the perfect drink for the holiday season! It’s made with a combination of fresh ingredients and comes together in seconds! So, refreshing! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • ice
  • optional garnish:
    • lime slices
    • fresh cranberries
    • cinnamon sticks
    • fresh rosemary

 

Instructions:

  • Add ice to a copper mug. Add in the vodka, apple cider, & cranberry juice. Top with ginger beer and lime juice. Stir and add in your garnishes. Enjoy!

 

Double Chocolate Raspberry Martini

February is around the corner, and you know what that means—Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because it’s filled with love and chocolate! Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like the perfect chocolate dessert! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Torani Puremade Chocolate Milano Syrup
  • 1.5 ounces of vodka
  • 2 tbl. Torani Puremade Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • 3 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 4-5 fresh raspberries & more for garnish

 

Tools:

  • Shaker
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  • Squeeze about 1 tablespoon of the Torani Puremade Dark Chocolate Sauce on the inside of a martini glass, and set aside.
  • Next, muddle your raspberries, vodka, 1 tablespoon of the Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce, and Torani Chocolate Milano Syrup for about 1 minute. Add the milk and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously to combine.
  • Strain into a martini glass and serve.
  • *For a fancy presentation, thread about 5-6 raspberries on a skewer and place it on top of the martini.

Sparkling Orange Mint Cocktail

Taking advantage of some of the seasonal produce and created an amazing cocktail using Sunkist® Navel Oranges. Navel oranges are available from November through June. They’re refreshingly sweet, juicy, and they have a pleasant floral aroma. I love them because they are an excellent source of Vitamin C and they contain no seeds, which makes it perfect for those fruity cocktails.

 

Ingredients

  • Juice of 4 Sunkist® Navel Oranges about ¾ cup
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 6 ounces vodka
  • Club soda
  • Optional: fresh cranberries and orange slices for garnish
  • Ice

 

Equipment

  • Shaker
  • Strainer

 

Instructions

  • Add the orange juice, vodka, and mint to the shaker and muddle the ingredients for about 3 minutes, or until well combined.
  • Place the strainer inside of the shaker with the coil facing down. Hold the strainer in place with your fingers and pour over ice.

Spiced Sangria

This Spiced Harvest Fall Sangria recipe is made with red wine, seasonal fruit, spiced rum, and cozy spices! It’s the perfect cocktail for celebrating the holiday season!

Ingredients

  • 1 red apple sliced
  • 1 green apple sliced
  • 1 pear sliced
  • 1 plum sliced
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle Merlot
  • 2 cups spiced rum
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

 

Instructions

  • Place the chopped fruit in the bottom of a large pitcher. Pour in the wine, spiced rum, cranberry juice, apple juice, pomegranate juice, and simple syrup. Stir and add in the nutmeg, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Sangria should be refrigerated for at least 30 minutes before serving, but is better if refrigerated for several hours or overnight.
  • Enjoy!

Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This Boozy Bourbon Peppermint Hot Chocolate was the perfect combination! I am a new bourbon fan, and paired with this rich chocolaty flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk chocolate morsels
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar sweeten to your taste
  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 peppermint sticks and extra for garnish
  • mini marshmallows
  • Optional: whipped cream and chocolate syrup

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan on medium to low heat, add milk and let simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add cocoa powder, chocolate morsels, vanilla, and sugar to taste.
  • Pour into 2 cups and divide bourbon between both cups. Top with marshmallows, whipped cream, peppermint, and hot fudge.
  • Enjoy!

 

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