Festive Cocktails at Blossom

Blossom manager Dutch Andrus shares a few of his favorite holiday cocktail recipes, which are sure to bring extra holiday cheer this season!  Stop in and see us or give them a try at home!

Meet me at High Noon

What better way to celebrate the season with family and friends than with Champagne (cocktail)! And it’s a great way to get any gathering started. The grapefruit vodka, elderberry liqueur, and lemon juice come together to make a fresh, rich and warming cocktail.

1.5 oz. High Noon Grapefruit Vodka
.5 oz. St Germain
.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake vodka, St. Germain and fresh lemon juice over ice, strain. Top with sparkling wine. Served in Champagne flute with a lemon twist.

Peppermint Bark Martini

This holiday season we wanted something that was reminiscent of the classic holiday treat, peppermint bark. The combination of white chocolate and candy canes with a shot of espresso rum is like a coffee house treat meant for only adults to enjoy.

1.5 oz. Mountain Peak Espresso Rum
1 oz. Crème de Cocoa White
.5 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
Splash Cream

Combine all ingredients and shake over ice. Strain into martini glass and garnish with mint leaf.

Smoked Chocolate Martini

This is a cocktail for those who love to sit near an open fire and sip on a rich and satisfying cocktail that’s perfect for the winter weather. It reminds me of that a candied orange dipped in chocolate with a touch of smoke.

1 oz Union Mezcal
1.25 oz Cointreau
1.25 oz Dorda Double Chocolate
Combine and shake over ice; strain into a martini glass

Ode to the Queen

The Queen Mother’s favorite cocktail was two parts Dubonnet Rouge and one part London Dry Gin. We decided to elevate her favorite by adding the richness of Aperol and a nice finishing bite with the addition of bitters. What makes this a Holiday Cocktail? My Christmas wish to visit Buckingham Place (maybe next year).

1 oz. Nippitaty gin
1 oz. Aperol
.5 oz Dubonnet Rouge
2 dash Bitters
Combine ingredients and pour over 1 large ice cube; garnish with lemon twist.

Tags: cocktails, holiday, Blossom


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