Apple Cider Resolution Cocktail

A fruity apple cider cocktail that combines wintery spices with fresh flavors for a complex and refreshing drink.MORE+LESS-


oz fruity red wine, such as Merlot


oz freshly squeezed lime juice


teaspoon ground ginger

Tiny pinch ground cinnamon

Apple slices, for garnish

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    To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the cider, vodka, wine, lime juice, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Shake vigorously, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

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  • This apple cider and red wine cocktail is much more fun than going to the gym.It’s January 2nd. We begin today in earnest, ready to amend our excessive holiday shenanigans. From here on out, it’s just us, our resolve and a long stretch of winter until St. Patrick’s Day.I need a cocktail.I know we’re supposed to be on our best New Year’s behavior, but I don’t think one last drink will hurt, do you? Let’s shake up an Apple Cider Resolution Cocktail. After all, the previous year deserves another toast – and personally, I’m going to need a double once I realize that my resolve to go to hot yoga four days a week is weaker than I suspected.This drink is adapted from the Food Network’s Resolution Cocktail and combines wintery spices with fresh flavors for a complex, refreshing drink. Vodka and lime keep things light and clean, while a splash of red wine, apple cider and mulling spices add warmth.Though the flavor is enchanting, there’s no magic to the steps here: Throw everything into your cocktail and shake vigorously. If you feel a slight burn in your bicep, you're doing things right.Finally pour, sip and enjoy. Now wasn’t that more fun than hot yoga?

Want the Best Patio-Worthy, Ambrosia Apple Cocktails?

It’s finally patio season and that means getting together with friends and enjoying some cheer. Why not do it in true Okanagan fashion with these cocktails (and one mocktail) featuring BC-born Ambrosia apples?

The key to making the best patio-worthy Ambrosia apple cocktails is to use freshly pressed juice made from fresh, raw Ambrosia apples. If you don’t have a juicer, check out this blog on how to make fresh juice without a juicer.

Now, let’s get to the cocktail recipes.

Ambrosia Mimosa

This recipe follows the classic French mimosa recipe but with fresh Ambrosia juice and, we suggest, a local sparkling wine. We use Cipes Brut from Summerhill Winery but there are plenty to chose from in the Okanagan!

Pour apple juice into a Champagne flute, top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a slice of Ambrosia apple. Traditionally served at brunch, these are also very refreshing in the afternoon on a patio. You can even make them by the pitcher if you’ve got a large group.

Ambrosia Pimms Cup

The Pimms Cup is a favourite summertime drink in the UK and we’ve added a little Canadian flare with this recipe.

  • 2 oz of Pimms No. 1
  • 2 oz of fresh Ambrosia apple juice
  • 1 oz of ginger beer
  • 1/4 of an Ambrosia apple, cubed (frozen apple chunks help to keep the drink cool without diluting it).
  • 1/4 of a lemon, sliced
  • 1/4 of an orange, sliced
  • 1 sprig of mint for garnish

Fill a tall glass with fruit and ice. Feel free to muddle the fruit a little if you want to get the flavour out. Pour in the Pimms, apple juice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Ambrosia Sangria

Sangria is typically made with red wine but this recipe goes with white wine and a little hard apple cider. This recipe is best made by the pitcher ahead of time so that the fruit has a chance to marinate a bit in the liquid.

  • 1 bottle dry white wine (Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc work nicely)
  • 1 cup fresh Ambrosia apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Broken Ladder (Apple Cider by BC Tree Fruits)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 Ambrosia apple, cubed
  • 12 fresh or frozen Okanagan cherries

Put everything except the cider in a pitcher and place in the refrigerator for 15 – 30 minutes to allow flavours to marry. When you’re ready to serve, add the apple cider and serve in large wine glasses with ice.

Ambrosia Apple Blossom

This is one we borrowed from the Cocktail Builder website. It’s an easy summer sipper that is surprisingly smooth.

  • 1 oz of Brandy
  • 2 oz of Ambrosia apple juice
  • 1 tsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 dash of Vodka
  • Ice

Put everything into a cocktail shaker and stir. Strain and pour into a short tumbler filled with ice.

Ambrosia Apple Ginger Fizz (mocktail)

Here’s a non-alcoholic option that’s great for kids, the designated driver, or anyone who doesn’t want the alcohol.

  • 2 oz of fresh Ambrosia apple juice
  • 2 oz of ginger-flavoured Kombucha
  • 1 wedge lemon

Put ice in a large tumbler. Pour apple juice over ice, add Kombucha and gently stir (not too vigourously or you’ll lose the natural carbonation of the Kombucha) and garnish with a lemon wedge.

If your Kombucha is lacking in effervescence, you can top this drink off with ginger ale or sparkling water.

Give these recipes a try and you’ll discover that Ambrosia apple juice is a refreshing and versatile addition to your summer cocktail repertoire. Cheers!

Tastemakers Share Their Favorite Cocktail Recipes to Beat the Winter Blues

From warming whiskey cocktails to rum-laced libations with tropical flavors, these cocktail recipes are a must-have for your arsenal this season.

A warming winter cocktail is the perfect reward after a long week working from home, a busy day on the slopes, or preparing for and welcoming a loved one or two into your home. We've rounded up more than a dozen tastemaker cocktail recipes to help you beat the blues, warm up from the inside out, and make celebratory moments feel even more special this season. Whether you prefer a festive cocktail with bubbles, a warm beverage served in a mug, or an exotic libation that reminds you of a favorite tropical vacation, we have you covered. Just pull out your favorite fancy cocktail glasses, pick a playlist, lay out a few snazzy cocktail napkins, and get mixing!

"What is it about drinking a cocktail in a martini glass that makes us feel so glamorous&mdashlike Cary Grant and Grace Kelly?" Garten writes in her new cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.

While this cocktail recipe is perfect for a holiday gathering, it's just as ideal for sipping all winter long. Plus, we could all use the antioxidant boost from the pomegranates this time of year.

Get the recipe here.

Darlington is a wine and spirits expert, journalist, and author of seven books. His Royal Pimm's Cup recipe is featured in Booze and Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks, a book about the best cocktail recipes to enjoy while you savor some of the best albums of the last 60 years.

"People probably think of the Pimm's Cup as a summer cocktail, but it is the ideal oyster pairing, and oysters are tastiest now when the ocean is at its coldest," says Darlington. "I like to play against the winter blues by mixing this vibrant Royal Pimm's Cup garnished with mint, cucumber, and citrus (also in season). A splash of dry sparkling wine makes it a 'royal' Pimm's Cup. It's a pick-me-up in a glass for cold, gray days."

André's Royal Pimm's Cup Recipe


3 ounces dry sparkling wine

Sprig of mint, for garnish

Combine Pimm's, cucumber, and orange in a high ball or Collins glass and gently muddle. Top with ice and sparkling wine. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

The Brooklyn-based tastemaker, author, and stylist jazzes up the classic old fashioned with seasonal citrus and a delightful honey-rosemary simple syrup that would make a thoughtful gift for your favorite cocktail connoisseurs.

Athena's Blood Orange Old Fashioned


For the Honey-Rosemary Simple Syrup:

For the cocktail:

1 ounce blood orange juice

2-3 dashes aromatic bitters

1 tablespoon Honey-Rosemary Simple Syrup

To make the simple syrup: Bring water, rosemary, and honey to a low boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

To make the cocktail: Place bourbon, blood orange juice, aromatic bitters, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker, and shake to gently combine. Pour over ice cube into a classic whiskey glass.

Addison is the mastermind behind Assouline's award-winning cocktail book Cocktail Chameleon. The renowned designer, producer, and entertainer is an event expert, and his gorgeous cocktail recipes reflect his design prowess and hosting know-how.

"Should you come across some leftover rosé (or is that an oxymoron?), this is a clever way to carry summer forward into the colder months," writes Addison in Cocktail Chameleon. "Served warm, this spiced cocktail combines the wine with bourbon, orange juice, cranberries, and the wonderfully warming spices that keep winter at bay. Similar to mulled wine, where the mixture is warmed in a pot over the stove or in a slow cooker, you can simply set it to simmer on low and a few hours later enjoy a warming cup of Winter Rosé Sangria to take the chill off a cold winter&rsquos day."

Mark's Winter Rosé Sangria Recipe (serves 5)


1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

4 ounces apple cider or unfiltered apple juice

2 ounces fresh orange juice

1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped

5 cinnamon sticks and 5 orange wheels, for garnish

In the slow cooker, combine all ingredients (except for garnishes) and cook on high, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours. Transfer to a saucepan, and cook on low for 1 hour and stir more frequently. Lower heat to warm and hold until ready to serve. To serve, remove cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, and cloves, then garnish each serving.

New Year’s Revolution: Festive GREY GOOSE Cocktail Recipes

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Some like it haute, celebrating in a ballroom with hundreds of fellow revelers, while others prefer a mellow evening at home à deux. No matter how you celebrate, you can elevate your New Year’s Eve by serving GREY GOOSE Vodka cocktails that create an unforgettable event. Here are cocktail recipes that will help you defy expectations and redefine Auld Lang Syne.

GREY GOOSE Dry Martini Cocktail

The GREY GOOSE Dry Martini is a classic—perfect for any New Year’s Eve affair. For a smoother cocktail, make it your resolution to always stir, never shake—this technique will prevent ice chips in your cocktail and decrease the amount of dilution.

2 ½ Parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka

½ Part NOILLY PRAT® Original French Dry Vermouth

Build ingredients in a Boston glass.

Top with cubed ice and stir.

Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

For a different kind of sparkler, try this uniquely balanced cocktail using ST-GERMAIN Elderflower liqueur and refreshing lime to highlight the smooth taste of GREY GOOSE Vodka—soda water gives it bubbles!

1 ½ Parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka

1 Part ST-GERMAIN® Elderflower Liqueur

¾ Part Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

Build all ingredients (apart from soda water) in a Boston glass.

Top with cubed ice and shake.

Fine strain into a chilled flute.

Top with chilled soda water.

GREY GOOSE La Poire Spiced Apple Martini Cocktail

GREY GOOSE La Poire is ripe with the essence of juicy Anjou pears and mixes flawlessly with fresh citrus and sweet spices. Elevate every sip with a cinnamon sugar rim and a dried apple garnish. To rim, rub a lemon wedge on the outside lip of a martini cocktail glass, then roll in 1 tbs. of cinnamon sugar.

2 Parts GREY GOOSE® La Poire Flavored Vodka

2 Parts Sparkling Apple Cider

Add first two ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass.

Russian Punch

A mixture of GREY GOOSE Vodka with GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir, French Sauvignon Blanc, sugar, hot water and chilled champagne give this cocktail a fruity undertone inspired by the east. This punch bowl recipe is perfect when you’re hosting a large party.

1 Part GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir

1 Part French Sauvignon Blanc

Dissolve sugar in hot water at the bottom of the punch bowl.

Twist and add zests of lemon to taste.

Add sauvignon blanc, GREY GOOSE Vodka and GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir Flavored Vodka.


As we get older, our bodies natural stomach acidity lowers, meaning our digestion is inhibited slightly. Not good news for gas and bloating. Using ACV as a digestive aid can help mitigate some of the symptoms associated with indigestion such as gassiness and bloating, but as I mentioned above, taking it straight is fear inducing. This tonic made up of ACV, grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon and honey is much tastier and full of added benefits such as:

HONEY: Source of antioxidants, removes free radicals which contribute to damage in the digestive tract, helps relieve acidity. Adds a little sweet to the bitter.

APPLE CIDER: Antimicrobial, killing gas causing bacteria in the stomach relieving bloating symptoms. As ACV is acidic, it may also raise stomach acidity levels which will aid in the digestion process (faster digestion means less bloating)

LEMON: Alkalising. lemon juice helps to loosen the toxins floating around in your GI tract, relieve the painful symptoms that accompany indigestion, and even reduce the risk of burping and bloating resulting from excess gas production in your gut. Lemon water can keep your digestive system purring like a kitty all day long.

CINNAMON: Natural diuretic, helps reduce inflammation which leads to excess gas production and thus bloating. Helps to increase fat burning potential.

** Combine all ingredients with approximately 1/4 cup cold water + 1/4 cup of hot water (depending on your preference) and stir**

Aim to consume this tonic a half hour prior to meals 3 times a day for best results. This will allow the ingredients to prepare the stomach for digestion.

Check out the full recipe below. I can’t wait for you to try this out for yourself and I would love to hear from you if you have.

**When consuming ACV and other acidic beverages, it’s best to practice drinking through a straw to avoid any dental damage. Due to its high acidity levels, do not consume grapefruit with any prescription medications unless instructed otherwise by your healthcare instructor. If unsure whether this tonic may be right for you, please check in with your doctor or healthcare provider prior to consuming.

Apple Cider Turmeric Detox Drink

After all that holiday eating and treating, my new year's resolution is to be healthier and take better care of myself. So this year, I am starting my mornings right with this extremely easy-to-make, apple cider turmeric detox drink.

As the name may suggest, this drink consists mainly of apple cider vinegar and turmeric, and it also has some lemon juice. Each of these ingredients are powerhouses on their own, so when they come together magic happens. Yes, magic.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is kind of amazing. It has a long list of proven benefits including:

  1. boosts immune system
  2. acts as a cold remedy (it soothes a sore throat and clears a stuffy nose!),
  3. boosts energy
  4. prevents indigestion
  5. regulates blood sugar level
  6. lowers cholesterol
  7. reduces risk of heart disease
  8. may prevent cancer
  9. benefits the skin (it acts as a dandruff treatment and a skin toner to clear acne!)
  10. aids in weight loss!


AND turmeric is also incredibly amazing. Here's just some of the reasons why:

  1. it's a strong antioxidant (it can improve skin conditions and delay aging!)
  2. it has strong anti-inflammatory effects (including helping with arthritis)
  3. it acts as an anti-depressant
  4. it prevents and treats cancer
  5. it improves brain function
  6. it lowers the risk of brain disease (including Alzheimer's disease!)
  7. it lowers the risk of heart disease

Like I said, magic. Just imagine the combination of these two in your body. Fireworks. But I am not going to lie, this stuff does not taste very pleasant. It's the kind of drink that I plug my nose and gulp it down. I guess you just can't have it all!

The Friday Tipple: Pumpkin Pimm’s

Happy Halloween, Boo-zers! You knew we wouldn’t forget. Actually, we started thinking about this Halloween cocktail several weeks ago, when we resurrected our summertime favorite, Pimm’s No. 1, for the Pear & Pimm’s. We may have even started thinking about it many moons before that when we visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and finally got our hands on a bottle of pumpkin juice. The empty bottle has been sitting on our kitchen counter for months, mocking us with delicious memories.

There are many recipes for pumpkin juice out there in the world of J.K. Rowling worshippers, and they are all pretty good, but we wanted something a little less sweet so that our Pumpkin Pimm’s would taste like a proper cocktail. Roasting a fresh sugar pumpkin (that’s the smallish variety that weigh just a few pounds, typically used for pies, not the big ones that are carved into jack-o-lanterns) did the trick, giving a slight smokiness to our housemade pumpkin juice.

Merlin’s Beard, that’s a good drink! Careful not to splinch yourself on the way home from that Hallowe’en Feast.

Pumpkin Pimm’s

It doesn’t take long to make your own pumpkin juice, but, if you’re desperate to try this drink before the Three Broomsticks fills up with tipsy witches, then mix a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin with the pear nectar and apple cider and strain — it should still give you a good flavor.

3 ounces pumpkin juice (our recipe here)

small teaspoon of mashed pumpkin (reserved from juice recipe below)

Place first four ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Top with pumpkin seeds and enjoy.

26 Winter Cocktails to Help You Survive the Cold

As it starts to get colder, our favorite way to stay warm indoors is with a delicious, seasonally-minded cocktail. Whether you like yours with bourbon, rum, tequila&mdashor even with candy canes as a garnish&mdashthese cocktails are guaranteed to keep you toasty this winter. Here's a selection of our favorite cold weather libations.

2-4 fresh sage leaves, plus small sage sprig for garnishing
.25 oz maple syrup
2 oz bourbon
1 oz apple cider
.25 oz cider vinegar

Add sage leaves and syrup to base of cocktail shaker and muddle until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bourbon, apple cider, and vinegar, then fill shaker with ice. Shake mixture until just combined and chilled, about 5 seconds. Double-strain cocktail into chilled old-fashioned glass half-filled with ice or containing single large ice cube. Garnish with sage sprig and serve.

2 oz Partida Añejo
6 oz hot chocolate
.5 bar spoon ancho chili powder
Pinch of ground cinnamon

Add ancho chili and a pinch of ground cinnamon and stir until they are mixed in. Pre-heat a hot toddy glass or mug with hot water. Pour out the hot water. Add spiced hot chocolate to heated glass, add the 2 oz of Partida Añejo and stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

2 oz Ragtime Rye
.5 oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
.5 oz Punt de Mes
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Regan&rsquos Orange Bitters

Stir ingredients over ice until exceedingly well-chilled and then strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry on a cocktail pick.


2 oz Mount Gay Rum XO
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz maple syrup
.5 oz egg white


Add all ingredients into a shaker without ice. Dry shake, then shake with ice. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Express lemon oils over the surface. Garnish with a lemon peel.

2 oz Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz agave nectar
2 oz no sugar added cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a cranberry skewer.


2 oz Nelson&rsquos Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz honey simple (2:1 ratio raw honey to water)
.25 oz Allspice Dram
1 dash chocolate bitters


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into a chilled coupe. Express the oils from a lemon peel over the top of the drink and discard the peel.


1 oz Malfy Gin
.75 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz club soda
2.5 oz G.H. Mumm Brut


Build in glass over cubed ice. Stir. Top with club soda and G.H. Mumm Brut Champagne.

1.5 oz Rémy Martin XO
.75 oz Som Pineapple Szechuan Pepper
.75 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz simple syrup
Fever Tree Club Soda
Freshly grated nutmeg

Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain. Top with Fever Tree Club Soda. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a slice of pineapple.

1 oz bourbon
1 oz crème de cacao
1 oz half and half
One egg white
Dash of simple syrup
Dash of salt

Combine ingredients in shaker, add ice, shake vigorously, strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with nutmeg, cranberries ,and a sprig of rosemary.

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1.5 parts Facundo Eximo rum
.25 part cold-brew coffee
.25 part Amaro Montenegro
.25 part Combier orange liqueur
Orange peel for garnish

To make the cold brew coffee syrup, combine equal parts cold brew coffee and Demerara sugar. In a mixing glass, stir all the ingredients with plenty of ice. Strain contents into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

1 oz Absolut vodka
2 oz Kahlúa
3 oz cold brew

Fill shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and shake hard for at least 10 seconds to create a nice foam. Strain into a cocktail glass to get rid of all of the small ice chips. Garnish with coffee beans.

4 oz El Dorado 8 year old rum
6 oz Puerh Tea (or another brewed Black Tea)
1.5 oz ginger syrup (simple syrup prepared with fresh crushed ginger)
.5 oz maple syrup
2 dashes aromatic Bitters

Brew of tea in saucepan. While hot, add remaining ingredients and stir to integrate. Add a lemon peel as the garnish. Serves two.

.75 oz Scotch
.75 oz Carpano Bianco
.75 oz Copper & Kings Immature Brandy
.75 oz Coco Lopez
3 heaping bar spoons of pumpkin puree

Combine all ingredients into tin, add ice, and shake. Double strain into a coupe glass. Grated nutmeg on top to garnish.

.75 oz honey
.75 oz heavy cream
1.5 oz Jamaican rum
.5 oz Branca Menta

Shake with ice. Serve up in a coupe glass. Garnish with mint leaf and grated nutmeg.

From Bartender Brandon Bramhall of Bastion, Nashville

2 oz bourbon
.5 oz winter spiced simple syrup*
2 dashes orange bitters
2 dashes aromatic bitters
Cinnamon stick

Stir ingredients with ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

*Winter spiced simple syrup: simmer 1:1 simple syrup with clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

2 oranges, peeled & juiced
150 g sugar
50 g honey
3 white cloves
1 cinnamon stick
7 pink peppercorns
1/2 nutmeg, grated
2 star anise
2 bottles of full bodied Malbec
Toasted almonds & dried apricot for garnish

Simmer 1/2 bottle of wine with spices, sugar and orange juice. Once sugar is fully dissolved into a syrup, allow to cool and strain. Mix your newly formed and richly flavored 'syrup' with the rest of the pan and heat on low (careful not to boil to lose your alcohol!) Ladle the mulled wine into heatproof glasses and garnish with an orange peel with a side of dried apr

2 oz blended scotch like Monkey Shoulder
.75 oz dry vermouth
.5 oz Singani 63 or another pisco
.25 oz jasmine tea syrup*

Stir well, strain into coupe glass. discarded lemon swath garnish

*Jasmine tea syrup: Steep 3 level teaspoons of loose jasmine tea in 6 oz of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain, and stir in an equal amount of sugar by weight.

2 oz bourbon
.5 oz allspice dram
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
Angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. Double strain into a rocks glass with a big ice cube. Garnish with a lemon segment on top of the ice cube.

2 oz Drambuie
9 oz hot milk
3 oz hot cocoa mix
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp kosher salt

In a saucepan combine all ingredients and warm over medium heat. Stir slowly until simmering. Serve hot, garnished with miniature marshmallows if desired.

1.5 cups Angry Orchard
2 cups water
1 cup cranberry juice
.5 cup brandy or spiced rum
.5 cup light brown sugar
3 tea bags of chai tea

Add water to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add the tea bags. Allow to steep for 2 minutes and then remove the tea bags. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Simmer over low to medium heat and serve hot. Garnish with a lemon wheel studded with cloves.

12 oz vanilla gelato
2 oz Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps
.5 oz simple syrup with red coloring
5 mini candy canes

In a mixer, blend the vanilla gelato, schnapps, and 2 mini candy canes for 30 seconds or until it is a rich creamy-smooth consistency. Do not add any milk or cream. Put simple syrup in a squirt bottle and squirt 3 horizontal lines inside the glass/mason jar. Pour shake into the middle of the glass / mason jar and top with whipped cream .

2 oz gin
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
1 sprig rosemary

Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Shake, then double strain into large coupe glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Created by Steve Muntean, Harding's, NYC

2 cups cream
2 cups whole milk
1 cup Woodford Reserve bourbon
.75 cup sifted powdered sugar
Half of one vanilla bean
Fresh grated nutmeg

In a metal bowl over an ice bath, whisk sugar, cream, milk, and bourbon until nice and frothy. Add vanilla bean and strain through fine mesh strainer into pitcher. Place pitcher in freezer for 30 minutes to an hour stirring on occasion. Pour into glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

1.5 oz Bacardi 8 Year Rum infused with Cinnamon*
.75 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz honey syrup
Gonet Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Build all ingredients (except Champagne) in a shaker. Add ice and shake hard (30X). Double strain into a coupe. Fill with Champagne and mix well. Garnish with a pear ball on a pick.

*Rum Infusion: Take 3 sticks of Cinnamon and add to one liter bottle of Bacardi 8 Year Rum. Infuse for two days. Remove sticks.

1.25 oz Hangar One rose
.5 oz lychee liqueur
.25 oz Disaronno amaretto
1 drop rhubarb bitters
Top with Sant Ambreous prosecco (or any kind of prosecco)

Shake first four ingredients with ice and strain into glass. Top with prosecco.

2 oz Remy Martin 1738
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz lemon juice
.25 oz egg white
3 Asian Pears

Build contents into mixing glass, shake and strain into Coupe or Martini glass. Garnish with 3 Asian pears sliced and presented in a fan-like fashion, with cinnamon dust over the pears and a cherry finish

Apple Cider Resolution Cocktail - Recipes

When it comes to a Spanish Gin and Tonic, it’s all about the garnish. And good news, Temple of the Moon Gin is the perfect gin for almost any garnish (or every garnish!). Whether you want to bring out the juniper, coriander or fennel -- adding your favorite citrus, herbs, or spices to a Waterpocket gin and tonic is easy and incredibly delicious.

This is an amazingly refreshing summer cocktail -- and super easy! The Minthe is used in place of tequila and it makes for a wonderful, light, bright summer sipper. The subtle hint of strawberry brings a lovely sweetness that pulls this cocktail together

This is a simple punch that is perfect for your next holiday gathering. The amazing depth of the Temple of the Moon Gin is perfect for simple recipes because the flavor profile is so robust. The dry champagne and grapefruit add a dryness while the brown simple sugar provides just a hint of sweet. And of course, who doesn’t love bubbles? This is an easy sipper, but won’t leave your guests feeling too tipsy.

The combination of our Blanco rum and Cocoa and Rum with a rich Oloroso sherry makes for a refreshing summer cooler.

A cool pineapple rum and coffee cooler. The bright unbittered coffee flavors make the rum and pineapple pop.

This cocktail is inspired by a cognac cocktail called the Thin Pink Line from bartender Sean Fennelly at Milk and Honey in London. However, in my riff called the Holiday Harvest Sour, the peach whiskey and brown sugar syrup gives it a really nice holiday flare and a little more depth, while still being light and incredibly drinkable. The egg white and Orgeat (locally made by Ryan Manning’s company Bardaddy) leave you with an extremely soft of velvety cocktail with just enough fruit in the profile to keep it light. The Holiday Harvest Sour is a frothy dream and really showcases the amazing flavor of the peach whiskey.

This cocktail is an easy sipper, inspired by a traditional bourbon lemonade. The Pennellen works so great with this flavor profile because it is a lighter amaro that works well with multiple types of spirits to create balance and cut through sourness. The inherent citrus notes in the Pennellen marries super well with this drink in particular! One of the most important aspects of this cocktail is using fresh ingredients to keep the flavor profile balanced and consistent. Using fresh citrus rather than a pre-made lemonade makes all the difference! Rinsing the glass with absinthe before pouring the cocktail adds a great aroma and adds a nice finish to the complexity of the cocktail. Adding multiple citrus juices creates more depth to the cocktail as well.

Our riff on the Dude, incorporating our unique Coffee and Rum.

Mezcal, the smokier cousin to tequila, mixed with Utah local, Waterpocket Distillery’s pre-Prohibition herbal spirit Long Lost™ Oread, is a creative take on a summer classic.

A warming cocktail which exploits the harmony between Robbers Roost Light Whiskey and the richly aromatic Notom amaro. A great warming fall treat.

Swap Eau de Melisse for the gin to have an astonishing fresh herbal take on the classic dry martini.

This rum punch brings together lemon, orange, honey, cinnamon, cream sherry, red wine, and Waterpocket Rum. It is super easy to make, but with ingredients like sherry and cinnamon, this punch is a little more interesting and balanced than your basic rum punch. I love the classic flavors of the citrus, but the sherry, lemon, and honey really pull this punch together. Topped with bubbles, it’s a perfect cocktail for pre-batching and serving to a large group.

The Old World Holiday cocktail is a straight forward, boozy beast that delivers a punch of flavor. Any whiskey lover will enjoy this concoction. The spice of the Oread and sweet of the orange juice and cinnamon simple syrup really add some complex notes, but keep it approachable. It goes down smooth, and the oils from the salami add more flavor as you drink. Finish the cocktail off with the salty olives, and you have full-balanced meal.

This holiday cocktail is great year round - but perfect for a cold day. The Snow Angel Kummel is so soft and well-rounded, that I wanted to add other flavors that would keep that softness front and center. The spiced cider adds some sweetness, and the honey simple syrup keep the flavors balanced. The port float really pulls this cocktail together add depth and a dry finish.

The Majestic cocktail brings together Waterpocket’s spectacular cocoa and rum with tart cherry and fresh orange, creating a super balanced flavor profile that is much more earthy and savory than sweet. With cedar bitters and a holiday simple syrup created with cranberry and pomegranate, this cocktail is perfect to pre-batch and serve at any holiday party––before, or after a meal. Garnished with fresh thyme, the earthy aroma of chocolate and orange is an experience alone. This is a unique cocktail, sure to get your party guests talking.

A classic rich sour accented with the warming citrus and spice of our Toadstool Pennellen Amaro No. 2

Our Pennellen Amaro No. 2 paired with the rich flavors of curaçao and orgeat and rum take this savory beauty into a higher realm. Bold and refreshing.

Easy to make, and delicious to drink…here’s a refresher with the pep of Minthe paired with St. Germain and tart citrus.

Easy to make, and delicious to drink…here’s a refresher with the pep of Minthe paired with St. Germain and tart citrus.

A decadent warming winter treat, with rich hot coffee accented by our citrus and spice Pennellen amaro.

Hot New Mocktail & Cocktail Trends for 2020

Drink trends come and go, so it’s important to update your menu often – especially at the start of a new year! This is the perfect time to try something new and put your best foot forward in 2020.

Keep your customers coming back for more by following these hot, new drink trends. Hint: shrubs are going to be an even bigger hit this year!

Zero-Proof Cocktails – Yes, Zero!

Towards the end of 2019, we discussed the rising popularity of low-ABV drinks and mocktails – remember Sober September? As it turns out, many are carrying that habit of drinking less into 2020 by choosing to detox in January after all, a common New Year’s Resolution is to be healthier, as Fortune reports that 1 in 5 people took part in “Dry January” last year.

But good news: this doesn’t mean fewer customers at your bar, especially if you have a zero-proof cocktail menu. Shrubs are the perfect ingredient for a drink that packs flavor and dynamic taste, even without the alcohol. Plus, Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are 100% organic and made with apple cider vinegar with the mother, making it both tasty and healthy! Check out some great shrub mocktail ideas here.

Low-Sugar and Low-Calorie?

It seems like a combination too good to be true. People are becoming more health-conscious in their drinking habits, so the typical drinks that combine liquor with soda or juice – think vodka cranberry and whiskey soda – are falling to the wayside in favor of healthier alternatives.

Meet the demands of your health-conscious customers by including shrub cocktails in your menu. Our shrubs are less than 60 calories per serving, which is a far cry from the 150 calories found in a serving of soda. Calorie count aside, the apple cider vinegar with the mother found in our shrubs is known to have significant health benefits – with reduced cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels just to name a few.

Go Au-Naturel with Flavor

In the not-so-distant past, popular flavors of drink tended to be on the sweeter side. Candy flavors like caramel, chocolate, and vanilla have become less desirable recently in favor of more natural flavors. You’ll see more and more fruit-based drinks cropping up in 2020, like strawberry and lemon, as well as natural flavors like turmeric and ginger. These flavors taste less sweet than juice and soda, without giving up that bold flavor so highly sought by cocktail-lovers.

On the whole, it seems that 2020 will be the year of drinking healthier – whether that be giving up alcohol entirely or searching for a cocktail that tastes great and is actually good for you. Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs can give your customers all this and more. Check out our five tasty flavors of shrub here!

Handcrafted by Anna Scott in her own kitchen and manufactured locally in Rhode Island, Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are made with certified organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and raw apple cider vinegar with the mother. Anna’s Kitchen Shrubs are offered in 5 unique, award-winning flavors and can be added to your cocktails, mocktails, salad dressings, marinades, sauces, or can simply act as a refreshing drinking vinegar.

Anna’s Kitchen LLC. is a privately held company operating out of Barrington, RI with widespread distribution capabilities for businesses and consumers through direct online ordering, at various grocery and liquor stores, or by partnering with purveyors.