From notes of cranberry to apple cider infusions, weâ€™ve rounded up three, tried and true (and extremely easy) cocktail recipes that are sure to make this holiday season merry and bright.
A light and fruity spritz perfect for Christmas morning.
Champagne or Prosecco
Dried Cranberries and fresh spring of rosemary for garnish
Directions: Mix equal parts cranberry juice and champagne. Add a splash of ginger beer + squeeze of lime. Garnish with dried cranberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
A herbaceous take on the
For Alpine Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
8 inches of Douglas Fir (cut into 1-inch lengths) or 1-2 sprigs of rosemary
1-2 teaspoons of Alpine Simple Syrup (to taste)
Juice from 1 orange
Juice from 2 limes
3 oz Silver Tequila
2 oz Grand Marnier
Topo Chico (or your favorite Sparkling Water)
For Simple Syrup: Add water and sugar to sauce pan, then bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved, and turn off heat. Throw in pieces of Douglas Fir or rosemary, and let steep in liquid for 1 hour.
For Margaritas: Get your glasses ready by rubbing lime on the rim and dipping into margarita salt. Get started on the margaritas by adding 1-2 teaspoons of the Alpine Simple Syrup, orange + lime juice, tequila, Grand Marnier, and a sprig of fresh fir or rosemary to a cocktail shaker that is loaded with a few ice cubes. Then shake it, shake it.
Add crushed ice to glasses (2). Pour in margarita, then top with your favorite sparkling water. Garnish with a fresh fir or rosemary sprig.
Apple Cider Mimosa
An upgraded holiday spin to a classic mimosa.
Chilled Prosecco or champagne of your choice (we wonâ€™t tell you how much alcohol is too much alcohol. Do you)
A splash of chilled apple cider
2oz of Bourbon, Brandy, or Whiskey of your choice for a nice kick
2 tablespoons of brown sugar for the rim
Juice of one half of a lemon for the rim
Rub the juice of a lemon on the rim of the glass being sure to get the rim completely wet so the sugar will stick. Dip the glass in the brown sugar mixture. Add your champagne & apple cider. Top with a splash of bourbon (or more, you deserve it). Garnish with cinnamon sticks.