FlashPepper’s Top 5 Festive Drinks
From Thanksgiving to Christmas, ‘tis the season to brush up on festive spirits! Check out the following crowd-pleasers curated by our team. These drinks are tasty and on-trend to help you gear up for the holidays.
1. Autumn Pimm’s Cup
Ginger Simple Syrup:
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1 piece fresh ginger, (2 inches in length), sliced
• 3 ounces apple cider
• 1 1/2 ounces Pimm’s no.1 liqueur
• 1 ounce rye whiskey
• 1/2 ounce ginger simple syrup
• Ice cubes
• Apple slices and rosemary
Make ginger-infused simple syrup ahead of time. Mix cocktail ingredients and garnish with apple slices and rosemary.
2. Apple Cider Brandy
• 1 1/2 cups apple cider
• 1 cup apple brandy
• 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
• 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
• 6 apple slices
Elevate this sweet cocktail by using freezer-chilled glasses. Add cider, apple brandy, lemon juice and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Pour ingredients through the shaker’s strainer into chilled glasses. Garnish with apple slices.
3. Pumpkin Spice Shot
• 1 part Pinnacle® Pumpkin Pie Vodka
• 1 part cinnamon rum
• Cinnamon sugar
• Whipping cream
Prep shot glass with cinnamon sugar. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into shot glass. Top with whipping cream and a dash of cinnamon sugar as garnish.
4. Snow Cap
• 3 parts bourbon
• 6 tbsp heavy cream
• 2 tbsp powdered sugar
• 2 parts orange liqueur
• Nutmeg to taste
• Orange twist
Mix ingredients and pour over crushed ice in a small brandy snifter. Garnish with nutmeg and an orange twist.
5. Cocoa Candy Cane
• 1 part peppermint schnapps
• Hot chocolate
• Whipped cream
• Chocolate flakes
Fill mug with hot chocolate and add peppermint schnapps. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate flakes.
Wanna know where we found these recipes? Check out the links below for these and other great drinks for the season!
Autumn Pimm’s Cup: http://www.foodfanatic.com/2015/10/autumn-pimms-cup/
Apple Cider Brandy: http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/spiked-apple-cider-cocktail
Pumpkin Spice Shot, Cocoa Candy Cane and Snow Cap: https://www.thecocktailproject.com/drink-recipes/