Looking to wow your guests this holiday season? Look no further! Last week, Santa Fe Spirits tasting room manager Molly Norton taught a class on holiday themed cocktails to make at home for your family and friends. Here we will share a selection of recipes with you for your holiday gatherings! Corrupt Candy Cane 1 750 ml bottle of Expedition Vodka 4 regular sized candy canes 1 large Mason jar Crush candy canes until they are in small pieces, pour into Mason jar. Add Expedition Vodka. Cover jar and shake (candy canes will start to dissolve). Pour back into vodka bottle (optional). Infused vodka will stay for up to one month. 1 cup vodka ½ cup sugar ½ cup water 1 tsp peppermint extract 1 large Mason Jar Combine the water and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved. When the sugar is totally dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. Pour the simple syrup into a jar and add the vodka, and the peppermint extract. Seal the jar and shake well until the ingredients are combined. 1 ½ oz candycane infused vodka ½ oz peppermint schnapps 1 heaping tbsp cocoa powder 4 oz hot water Whipped cream (optional) Black onyx sugar Pour candy cane infused vodka, peppermint schnapps, cocoa powder and hot water into mug. Stir, garnish with fresh whipped cream and sprinkle with black onyx sugar on top.
Luminaria 1 cup agave syrup 1 cup water 1 bunch fresh rosemary Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and cool before use. Syrup can stay in refrigerator for up to one month. 2 oz Wheelers Gin ½- 1 oz Rosemary agave simple syrup 4 oz hot water Juice of ½ a lemon Honey powder (for rim) Rim mug with honey powder. Add Wheelers Gin, simple syrup, lemon and hot water. Stir. Garnish with lemon wedge.
Winter Spiced OldFashioned 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tbsp chai spices 1 tbsp honey Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and cool before use. Syrup will keep fresh up to a month in the refrigerator.
Spiced Old Fashioned 2 oz Colkegan Whiskey ½ oz chai simple syrup 2 dashes barrel aged whiskey bitters 2 orange slices 2 Luxardo cherries 3 oz soda water Directions: Squeeze orange slice and place in bottom of mixing glass with 1 cherry, bitters and chai simple syrup. Muddle. Add ice. Add Colkegan Whiskey. Shake vigorously. Strain into rocks glass over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with orange slice and Luxardo cherry.
Enjoy the Holiday Season with Santa Fe Spirits! We wish you Happy Holidays!