Figgy Rum Cocktail Recipe

Figgy Rum CocktailLooking for something special to sip over the holidays? This wintry, Figgy Rum Cocktail combines the subtle flavors of aged rum with the sultry sweetness of figs, plus the bright pop of sparkling wine. Simple enough to make (prepare the Fig and Brown Sugar Reduction in advance), and fancy enough for company.

Figgy Rum Cocktail Recipe
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Apple-Cinnamon Infused Bourbon

Apple-Cinnamon Infused BourbonThis Apple-Cinnamon Infused Bourbon is a great, personalized gift that’s easier to make than you think. All you need are some nice bottles for presentation, and a couple of weeks to allow the flavors to infuse.

The flavors are perfect for Christmas with the combination of sweet and spicy. So, be certain to make enough for both gifts and for you to sip.

Apple-Cinnamon Infused Bourbon
Yields about 750 ml

We recommend purchasing the gift bottles first so that you know how much to make. Fancy jars can work well for gifts, too. To increase the volume, just keep doubling the ingredients. Read more…

The Pomegranate Moscow Mule

The Pomegranate Moscow MuleThis cool-weather spin on the classic cocktail is great for the holidays. The pomegranate juice adds tang, and the rosemary sprig some green-earthiness. The Pomegranate Moscow Mule is a great drink to serve to your Thanksgiving guests, or bring the ingredients along to prepare for your host. It’s light, refreshing, and features a favorite winter fruit.

The Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug. But, go ahead and use a glass if that’s what you have—it will show off the pretty pink blush of the cocktail.

Pomegranate Moscow Mule Cocktail
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The Golden Bear Cocktail Recipe

The Golden Bear Cocktail RecipeWhat are you drinking during the Big Game on Saturday?
We came across this recipe for The Golden Bear cocktail, and decided to share. It can be made with ingredients you just might already have around.

And the combination of orange juice and sparkling white wine are refreshing. Plus the proportions are impossible to forget, regardless of how many Golden Bears you have consumed.

The Golden Bear
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Raspberry Royale Recipe and Two of our Favorite Fruit Liqueurs

Raspberry Royale RecipeThis holiday season, we are experimenting with St. George Spirits Fruit Liqueurs.
They have an impeccable pedigree: They begin as St. George flagship pear and raspberry brandy, to which they add luscious fruit juice.

This brings down the proof (from 40% alcohol by volume to 20% alcohol by volume) and transforms the crystal clear brandies into jewel-toned liqueurs.

St. George Spirits Fruit Liqueurs have the same potent nose as their flagship brandies, but are naturally sweet and velvety on the palate.

In cocktails, both liqueurs are fruit-forward without being cloying. They are incredibly well-reviewed in the foodie community.

St. George Raspberry Liqueur
A show-stopper. This is what all raspberry liqueurs aspire to, with a luxurious mouthfeel and just the right balance between sweet and tart.

St. George Raspberry Liqueur is exquisite all on its own as a digestif—and the perfect complement to anything chocolate. (Try keeping a bottle at the breakfast table for drizzling on waffles.)

5 Stars Highest recommendation. Genuine and luscious beyond words.
—Spirit Journal

The world’s best raspberry liqueur
—WNPR

St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
Both elegant and earthy, this liqueur has all the complexity of a perfectly ripe Bartlett pear. Cinnamon and clove add a warm touch of spice.

St. George Pear Spiced Liqueur has a crisp pear perfume and a long, lush finish with a hint of spice. Sip it alongside a cheese plate or pair it with pork, duck, or other meats ending in the letter K.

Magic.
—Bon Appétit

Mind-blowingly delicious and complex, like freshly-pressed Bartlett pear cider.
—Supercall

Highly recommended. Flawless purity… tangy, fruity, almost pastry-like.
—Spirit Journal

Like adult mulled cider in a bottle. Slightly tart, with lots of cinnamon and clove spice, lightly sweet, and a rich and buttery texture.
—SF Weekly

Raspberry Royale Recipe
Adapted from the St. George Spirits Website
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