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5 Amazing Winter Cocktails You Just Have to Try

 Summer has long been gone but hosting never stops. Winter is jam packed with events and the holidays aren’t the only reason to celebrate. A good host knows that a great cockail is the staple to any celebration so ee’ve put together this list of amazing winter cocktails that you just have to try!

 

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Pomegranate Mimosa

Sweet and slightly tart, these ruby-red mimosas are classy for any party.
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 c. sweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
 In champagne flutes, fill with 1/4 cup sweetened pomegranate juice and top off with champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

 

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Holiday Spice Mulled Wine

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle Entwine Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur, optional)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Star anise, oranges, lemons, and cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
DIRECTIONS
Combine wine, honey, cider, orange liqueur, sliced fruit, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a sauce pan and heat to medium high heat. Once simmering, reduce to medium-low heat and continue to simmer for about 30 minutes.Strain and serve, garnished with more fruit, star anise, and cinnamon sticks if desired.Enjoy!
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Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

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Serves: 2
A gingery “Mexican” Mule updated with the Autumnal flavors of apple and cranberry!
INGREDIENTS
  • ice
  • 4 ounces Tequila
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup sparkling apple juice
  • 2 ginger beers
  • fresh cranberries for garnish
DIRECTIONS
Fill two large glasses with ice. Add the Tequila and cranberry juice. Add the sparkling apple juice and then fill the rest of the way with the ginger beer. Stir gently to combine and serve immediately.
Cranberry And Lime Margaritas

Cranberry Lime Margarita

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INGREDIENTS

3 cups cranberries
1 cup water
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup agave
3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cups Tequila
1 cup orange liqueur – Triple Sec
Ice
Extra cranberries for decor
DIRECTIONS
 In a large pot bring cranberries, water, lemon juice and agave to a boil until all the cranberries have swelled and burst. Then blend them. Put the cranberry mixture through a strainer twice to make sure you only get the juice and no chunks! Combine homemade cranberry juice, cranberry juice cocktail, lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Add ice and pour into a salt rimmed glass.
Garnish with extra cranberries and slices of lime and ENJOY!

SPICE ME UP

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SERVES: 1 

INGREDIENT

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

DIRECTIONS 

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.

 

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