Gifts for the Liquor Aficionado

Style Magazine Newswire | 12/14/2018, 1:16 p.m.
Give the gift of holiday “spirits” this year to celebrate an end to 2018 and the beginning of 2019. These ...

Give the gift of holiday “spirits” this year to celebrate an end to 2018 and the beginning of 2019. These beautifully crafted bottles are a great gift idea for the perfect hostess, liquor aficionado, or that someone that simply likes to enjoy a perfectly crafted cocktail. Below are some brands we have tasted (and approve of!). Included are recipes that can either be gifted with the bottle or perhaps you want to try them for yourselves. Happy holidays and don’t forget – “Please drink responsibly.”

Holiday Honey

(www. drumshanbogunpowderirishgin.com)

2 oz. Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin ($36.99)

¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice

¾ oz. Golden Blossom Honey

Directions:

Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Garnish with a lemon twist

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie

(www.bribontequila.com)

¾ oz. BribonTequila ($24.99)

1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps

¾ oz. Godiva® Liqueur

1-1/2 oz. Cream

Directions:

Rim martini glass with chocolate syrup and crushed candy canes

Shake ingredients in a shaker with ice

Strain into martini glass

Diplo Daiquiri

(Rondiplomatico.com)

1.5 oz Diplomático Planas ($32.99)

.75 oz lime juice

.25 ml simple syrup

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a stirring glass

Fill with ice

Stir and strain

Garnish with lime wedge

Premesi Wines

(Premesi.com)

Moscato Lemonade

1 Premesi Moscato d’ Asti ($30)

Ice

6 cups of Pink Lemonade

Sliced Lemons and Strawberries

Optional: splash of Strawberry Vodka

Directions:

Pop ice into a pitcher

Drop in lemon and strawberry slices

Fill with The Naked Grape Moscato and pink lemonade, adjusting mix to taste

Garnish glasses with lemon and strawberry slices if you're feeling fancy

Optional: add a splash of strawberry vodka for an extra kick of strawberry-flavored goodness

Sparkling Pomegranate Orange Sangria

1 Premesi Pinot Grigio ($30)

2 cups pure pomegranate juice

1 cup orange liqueur

2 oranges, 1 juiced and 1 sliced

1 apple, cored and sliced

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

20 ounces moscato (or sparkling water)

fresh mint for garnish

ice for serving

Directions:

In a large pitcher, add white wine, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, and juice of 1 orange. Stir to combine.

Add the sliced fruit and pomegranate seeds. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, add champagne (or sparkling water). Fill cups with ice, pour in sangria and garnish with fresh mint. Serve immediately and enjoy!