December 9, 2021

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Quick and Easy: Just Add Booze

Keep a few of these mixers on hand for quick and easy cocktails that taste fancy and delicious but require no effort. All you have to do is add the spirit of your choice!

Perfect for mixing with vodka, tequila, gin or any clear spirit!

Shrubs can add depth and complexity to your drinks through a blend of sweet, savory, and tart notes. They also make a great mocktail. 

From mimosas to margaritas, fresh juice is a classic mixer for almost any cocktail!

Mulling Spices
These mulling spices are great for mulled wine, sangria or hot apple cider and whiskey!

For the Novice Mixologist

These cocktails are slightly more involved, but they're still easy to throw together without getting stuck in the kitchen all night. Your friends and family will definitely be impressed!

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Sparkling Apple Cider Bourbon

This super simple cocktail idea from Spindrift tastes like fall and is perfect for sipping by the fire on a brisk day.
Pour the cider and bourbon over ice, top with lemon Spindrift and garnish with thinly sliced apple.

Winter Cocktails

Satsuma Mandarin Gimlet

Mandarin gimlets are sweet, tart, tangy and refreshing. Perfect at any dinner party or just at home with your honey. 
For the Simple Syrup:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

For the Gimlet

  • 2-3 cups ice
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces fresh Satsuma mandarin juice
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • mandarin segments, garnish
  • mandarin zest, garnish
In a small pot, on medium-low heat cook the sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved, about 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool. Note: you will have extra leftover for more gimlets. 
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the vodka, mandarin juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake to combine the ingredients. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a mandarin segment and mandarin zest.

For the Cocktail Connoisseur

Ready to take your skills to the next level? These drinks are made with fresh ingredients and are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Prepare the simple syrups ahead of time so that you can enjoy celebrating with your friends and family.

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Rosemary Grapefruit Refresher

For the rosemary simple syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup sugar
For the drink:
  • 2-3 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary simple syrup
  • Grapefruit Spindrift (or 3 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice and sparkling water)
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish

To make the simple syrup: Combine water, sugar and rosemary leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about one minute until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let the syrup steep for about 30 minutes.

To make the cocktail: Combine gin or vodka, grapefruit spindrift and rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine. Pour in a glass over ice and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Pear and Ginger Sparkler

For the ginger honey simple syrup:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
For the drink:
  • Ginger honey simple syrup
  • 2 pears, peeled and pureed
  • Champagne or Prosecco

To make the simple syrup: Heat the honey, water and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the honey dissolves into the water. Remove from heat and let the syrup steep for about 30 minutes.

To make the cocktail: Combine 1 ounce of ginger honey syrup and 1 ounce of pear puree to a champagne glass. Top with champagne or prosecco. Optional: garnish with thinly sliced pear, crystallized ginger or lemon wedges.

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Winter Sangria

  • 1 Bottle red wine
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 grapefruit, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup ginger ale or ginger beer
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving over ice.

Make sure to check out more cocktail and mocktail recipes on our website!

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