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Friday Feature Cocktail: Winter Spice Sangria

Holiday party season is in full swing! Tonight I will be hosting a party of my own, and with the role of host comes a lot of responsibilities (prepping food, picking the music, deciding on party entertainment). That’s why I like to mix up large format cocktails ahead of time in order to take the role of bartender off my plate. Since Sangria is not just for summer, I will be mixing up a Winter Spice Sangria!

  • 1 Bottle Of Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto
  • 4oz Hiram Walker Original Cinn Schnapps
  • 3 Clementines, Quartered
  • 6oz Cranberries
  • 18oz Sparkling Clemetine Juice Or Soda
  • 6oz Cranberry Juice
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Ground Allspice To Taste

Directions:  Combine Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto, cinnamon schnapps, clementine pieces, cranberries, cranberry juice and cinnamon sticks in a large pitcher. Cover tightly and place in the refirgerator for at least 8 hours. Right before serviing, add sparkling clementine juice/soda. Sprinkle allspice on top

Enjoy and Happy Holiday Partying 🙂

-KJ

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See ya next year Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving, full of family, friends, food, and of course, booze! I personally couldn’t have had a better Thanksgiving week, and am already looking forward to next year’s Thanksgiving. But now that I have had a few days to mourn Thanksgiving’s end, I am ready for the Holiday Season! Here in CT there have been rumors of snow for tomorrow (we already had 6 inches a few weeks ago, but luckily I missed that storm as I was in Kansas City for BarSmarts Live, you can read about that trip here)

This Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Midnight Martini is perfect to enjoy during the cold weather!

Tonight to prepare for the cold (and possible snow) to come I plan on cozying up by a fire with a nice Caramel Apple Midnight Martini. This is a great recipe for the winter, and also a great martini to serve at holiday parties, which are sure to start popping up shortly!

Caramel Apple Midnight Martini

Shake with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

Enjoy and bring on the Holidays 🙂

-KJ

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