Holiday Cocktails with Stirrings Mixers

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many of us will be hosting or attending holiday parties, and whether we are the hosts or the guests, sometimes holiday get-togethers can get a bit monotonous..same people, same food, same drinks…blah blah blah.

So here’s an idea…let’s try something new!  Let’s mix up some new cocktails with holiday flare and wow our guests!  When Stirrings Cocktail Mixers challenged me to make new cocktails using their all natural mixers, I decided to stick to simple, creative cocktails with similar characteristics.  Basically, the goal was to use  inexpensive, readily available ingredients to create impressive, yet easy, cocktails for a crowd.

Oh, and you can pick up your own Stirrings Mixers at Publix, Total Wines & More, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Crown Wine & Spirits, and Broudys Liquors.

Stirring Cranberry-Blood Orange Spritzer

img_20161210_1014501 c. Stirrings Blood Orange Martini Mixer–divided

1 c. whole cranberries

1/4 c. superfine sugar

Extra Dry Champagne or Sparkling Wine

In a mortar & pestle crush cranberries with superfine sugar.  Spoon equal amounts to the bottom of 4 wine or champagne glasses.  Add 1/4 c. blood orange mixer to each glass.  Top with ice and champagne.  Serve immediately!

Frosted Winter Fizz

img_20161210_1017291 c. Stirrings Blood Orange Martini Mixer

1 c. whole cranberries

1/4 c. superfine sugar

1/2 c. clear rum

1/2 c. brandy

1/4 c. orange juice

Extra Dry Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Sweetened Flake Coconut

Dip the rims of 4 rock glasses in water.  Press edges of rim with flake coconut and allow to dry.

Meanwhile, in a mortar & pestle crush cranberries with superfine sugar.  Transfer to a glass pitcher.  Add rum, brandy, and orange juice. Stir to combine.  Pour equal amounts into each glass filled with ice.  Top with champagne.

Christmas Morning Cranberry-Orange Punch

img_20161210_1013301 c. Stirrings Blood Orange Martini Mixer

1 c. whole cranberries

1/4 c. superfine sugar

2 c. orange juice–pulp free

1 bottle Extra Dry Champagne or Sparkling Wine

In a mortar & pestle crush cranberries with superfine sugar.  Transfer to a glass pitcher. Add remaining ingredients.  Stir to combine. Pour into rock or wine glasses.  (We preferred ours with ice)  Serve with fresh cranberry skewers.

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