Cheers to the new year! Let’s skip the part where we talk about staying fit and get straight to the deliciously fresh, low-calorie cocktails that will keep you on track with your resolutions. Check out our Fit and Fun Pinterest page for more cocktails, food recipes and fun exercises!
If you love cocktails and want to learn more about an underappreciated spirit, join us for a Portón Pisco seminar led by US Brand Master Natalia Cardenas. Natalia’s discussion will focus on using Pisco, a Peruvian grape-based white spirit. Learn how to mix Pisco with other simple ingredients to craft well-balanced, outstanding cocktails. Come ready to mix your own drinks at this interactive event.
What would the holidays be without some homemade Egg Nog? Made with strawberry rye whiskey, this is one recipe from Pennington’s recipe vault that you’ll want to enjoy all year round.
(Photo and recipe courtesy of Pennington’s Whiskey)
Pennington’s Egg Nog recipe after the jump! Read more
It’s time for a new brunch cocktail. Haven’t we all had enough Bellinis and Mimosas for a lifetime? We submit to you: The Modern Sage. This is an intricately mixed cocktail with flavors of spiced vanilla, savory fruit and fresh sage. It blends beautifully for a savory treat and isn’t as complicated as it seems, and it’s good enough that it works as a substitute for dessert.
The Modern Sage recipe after the jump. Read more
Prepare to leave your plain hot chocolate days in the past. The Aztec Hot Chocolate is a blend of Ancho Reyes and Cinnamon Tequila that adds bold spiciness to your hot chocolate. It’s a whirlwind of sweet and spicy goodness that will warm you up instantly.
Aztec Hot Chocolate recipe after the jump. Read more
Like a good Manhattan? Then you’ll love the Holiday Road. Build it just like a Manhattan, but substitute your favorite rum for the usual whiskey. Lincoln Park Tasting Room bartenders Caitey and Angie use El Dorado 15 year because, as they put it, go big or go home.
Holiday Road recipe after the jump! Read more
Festive cocktails are all the rage this time of year. Dress up your Champagne with some festive additions in this delightful cocktail your guests will love to sip. Party planning pro tip: Allow party goers to choose their own bittering flavor in the Holly Berry. Cherry, lemon, peach or orange are all great substitutes!
Holly Berry recipe after the jump. Read more
Stressed about holiday shopping? De-stress with Kahlua at this two day event. Bring your unwrapped presents (limit 2 per customer) to Binny’s Oak Brook, and have them wrapped while you indulge in brownies, coffee, candy and Kahlua holiday cocktails. Mrs. Claus is bringing Kahlua’s elves to wrap your presents in a Kahlua airstream. You’ll also have a chance to win swag, prizes and more!
Dates and times after the jump. Read more
This isn’t your Grandma’s punch. It’s mixed with Kronan Swedish Punsch, a Swedish liqueur with a sugar cane base from the East and West Indies. It adds an extra kick of toffee, smoke and molasses to the rum while the Cointreau offers a tangy twist. Try this punch at your next party and your guests will beg for the recipe.
Punsch Drunk Recipe after the jump. Read more
They don’t get much more classic than the whiskey sour. It has been around for more than a century, a sort of comfort cocktail that’s as easy to drink as it is to make. Start with whiskey – it doesn’t have to be great whiskey but it can’t hurt – and add the cut of citrus and the sweetness of sugar. It’ll bring you back to life after a weekend with the family or an afternoon running errands. With so many different whiskies to choose from, how will you decide?
Cocktail image courtesy of Liquor.com. Whiskey Sour recipe after the jump. Read more