Holiday Drinks Guaranteed to Impress


These delicious and holiday inspired cocktails come from the kitchen of Chef Gason Nelson! They're all simple to make, easy to make ahead, and absolutely delicious. You'll have a festive drink that everyone will be talking about.

SWEET POTATO SPARKLER

Change the way you think of sweet potatoes and add them to your drink! Make the Sweet Potato Syrup the day before the festivities, and when your party guests arrive, simply top with sparkling wine.

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 medium size sweet potato

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 water

1 bottle Prosecco or Sparkling Wine

Nutmeg for garnish

HOW TO MIX

  • Peel and cut sweet potato into chunks, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until soft.

  • Reserve water and strain sweet potatoes.

  • Combine sugar and water, simmer for about 3 minutes making sure all sugar is dissolved. Set to the side and let cool.

  • Puree cooled sweet potato splashes of the reserved liquid to make a smooth puree.

  • Combine 1 1/2 oz sweet potato puree and 1 1/2 ounce simple syrup.

  • Pour into flute glass and top with sparkling wine and garnish with a pinch of nutmeg.

PUMPKIN BOURBON SOUR

Basically a mix of Pumpkin Pie & Bourbon. Need we say more?

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 ounce Pumpkin Purée

1 tsp Agave

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

2 ounces Bourbon

1/8 tsp Ground Ginger

1 Cinnamon Stick (garnish)

HOW TO MIX

  • Place all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

  • Strain ingredients over ice in a rocks glass.

  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

ROSEMARY INFUSED CRANBERRY PUNCH

Make a batch of the Rosemary Simple Syrup before your get-together. This one is also great in a punch bowl - just multiply the quantities by roughly how many you're serving and freeze some cranberries in ice cubes to have floating in the serving bowl!

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

4 ounces Sugar

4 ounces Water

2 Fresh Rosemary sprigs + more for garnish

1 1/2 ounces Vodka

2 ounces Cranberry Juice

1/2 ounce Mango Nectar

HOW TO MIX

  • To make Rosemary infused simple syrup, simmer Water and Sugar with 2 Rosemary Sprigs for 3 minutes until sugar dissolves. Remove Rosemary and set liquid aside to cool.

  • Pour Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Mango Nectar and 1 ounce of cooled Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup over ice and stir.

  • Garnish with sprigs of Rosemary.

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