‘Tis The Season for Holiday Cocktails
By Fabiana Santana
If it’s bubbles you crave but spent all your money on gifts, then indulge the way Italians do it. Prosecco is a sparkling wine from Italy that makes the perfect substitute for champagne and acts as the ideal base for sparkling cocktails. And at under $15 a bottle, you actually won’t feel guilty mixing up a bit of holiday cheer with Mionetto prosecco. Mionetto is made with 100% specially selected Prosecco D.O.C. grapes from the border of the treasured Cartizze region and its aroma is of exotic fruits and green apples- making it ideal to serve on your holiday table with salads, pastas and shellfish, too!
Martini is another Italian gem that is sure to make your holiday party a hit this season. Famous for putting their own flavorful stamp on the vermouth category, Martini has created a floral, sweet mixer called Martini Rosato that livens the palate with flavors of meter lemon, dried herbs and strawberry. It works on the rocks or as a mixer. And at just $10 a bottle, you can’t make a more affordable, delicious and pretty cocktail! Mixed with the brand’s signature sparkling Martini Asti and you have a sparkling cocktail worth toasting.
For guests that need a bit more kick in their cocktails, creative vodka drinks do the trick every time. And since Vodka has such a neutral flavor, it is an ideal mixer for festive drinks like egg nog and mulled cocktails made with cinnamon bark and berries. Purity Vodka is made from a Swedish secret family recipe and with only natural ingredients, including estate-grown wheat and barley as well as artesian water from the Ellinge Castle’s (where Purity is made) own spring. The final product is so pure, no filtration is necessary. Master mixologist John Pomeroy created some festive vodka based holiday drinks that are perfect for you holiday cocktail party!
Who doesn’t love dessert, especially one that packs a punch? This time of year, if you are calorie counting, it could be hard to choose between dessert or a cocktail – so why not have both! These cookie cocktails – chock full of your favorite holiday flavors like butterscotch and peppermint and fortified with Partida Reposado Tequila – are the perfect sweet treat to toast the holiday season with!
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