Fashion Reverie’s Unique Holiday Spirits Round-up (with mixed drink recipes)

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The holiday season is a terrific time for giving gifts, celebrating traditions, commemorating with friends and family, and reflecting on the past year. Amid the festive gift giving and celebration of family traditions and great food, that extra special touch that can give your holiday celebrations a memorable twist is the holiday drinks and libations you serve for friends and family. Fashion Reverie has assembled four unique powerful holiday spirits, as well as some holiday drink recipes, that can make your holiday season more festive and special. Just remember to drink in moderation; holiday celebrations are best remembered if they are remembered with fondness and joy!!

Vodka is a spirit that is not readily associated with the holiday season. When it comes to holiday revelry, one usually reflects on run, gin, wine, champagne, and sometimes whiskey.

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This holiday season experiment with something different; surprise friend and family with  Zirkova One+Together . A Ukrainian vodka, Zirkova One+Together believes that every one of us is unique and a vital part of the tapestry that we call humanity. Zirkova One+Together acknowledges the greatness in each of us, empowering everyone to just be who they are and unite with others in the spirit of optimism and possibility. Sounds like the perfect spirit for the holidays!Zirkova One+Together is meticulously handcrafted in two expressions—Zirkova One (to be sipped straight, neat, on the rocks or in a martini) & Zirkova Together (which marries the flavors with which it’s mixed for cocktails), and is produced by merging centuries old techniques with modern day technology, using quadruple distillation, the purest artesan spring water, and the finest center-cut Ukrainian wheat and rye spirits.

Rudolph’s Relaxer

Zirkova One+Together vodka

3 oz Zirkova vodka

1 oz Grand Marnier

Cranberry juice

Top with ginger ale, garnish with a slice of pear

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Tequila is another non-traditional holiday spirit. Well, that depends on your cultural traditions!! If you really want to get the holiday parties started, you might want to consider, Tanteo Tequila. Tanteo® Tequila is the original 100% agave spicy tequila. With both original Jalapeño and smoky Chipotle expressions, Tanteo is distilled, infused, and bottled by hand in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico. The result is an award-winning artisanal product that is anything but ordinary. Tanteo Spirits Company in New York City and is available in bars, restaurants, and spirits shops across the United States.

Santa’s Sting

3 oz Tanreo Jalapeño or Chipotle tequila

1 oz peppermint schnapps

Top with club soda

Serve in a tall glass, garnish with a candy cane.

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Now, if you want to really get lit for the holidays, and experience some southern comfort, experience Southern Wicked Lemonade. And it’s southern moonshine. That’s right, legal moonshine!!

Southern Wicked Lemonade is an array of certified all natural, organically sweetened, gluten-free cocktail created from a process of fruit infusion and spirits. Southern Wicked Lemonade is committed to a healthy spirit alternative, using all natural ingredients, organic sweeteners and fruit infusion.

North Pole Punch (makes 2 quarts)

16 oz Wicked Lemonade Raspberry Moonshine

16 oz fruit punch

12 oz strawberry syrup

10 oz lemon juice

10 oz pineapple juice

15 dashes of bitters

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Now, if you are fully committed to conventional holiday spirits, there is no better holiday spirit than Hendricks Gin. Hendrick’s Gin is a brand of gin produced by William Grant & Sons in Girvan, Scotland, and launched in 1999.  In addition to the traditional juniper infusion, Hendrick’s uses Bulgarian rose and cucumber to add flavor. Hendrick’s uses a blend of spirits produced from a Carter-Head Still (constructed in 1948), of which there are only a small number in the world. In contrast, the spirit derived from the Carter-Head still is much subtler with light floral and sweet fragrances. 

Elves Day Off

3 oz Hendricks Gin

2 oz apple liqueur

Juice of ½ a lemon

Top with lemon-lime soda

Pour over ice, and add 3 cranberries as garnish.

—William S. Gooch and Carl Ayers

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