‘Tis the season for mixing some stellar drinks! Although we’re all about fabulous mixology here at The Frosted Petticoat, admittedly our recipes can sometimes be quite complicated. So today we’re focusing on manageable cocktails for the busy holiday season. Because seriously, you don’t need to add any more work to your festive plate. Luckily, I have partnered with Stirrings to show you just how easy (and marvelous!) their line of products are to use in your yuletide entertaining. With two delectable drink recipes for your festive delights, you and your guests are going to be filled with holiday cheer. So add today’s Blood Orange Margarita and French Pomegranate Cocktail recipes to your repertoire for undeniably delicious holiday cocktails with Stirrings.
If you plan to shake up killer cocktails at this year’s holiday party, then you absolutely need Stirrings in your bar arsenal. Stirrings is not only the original craft cocktail mixer, the products have revolutionized the drinks industry. Their pre-made cocktail mixers, bar ingredients, and rimmers are made with only the best ingredients, taking all the work (but none of the flavor) out of creating a fabulous drink. The Stirrings products are also packaged beautifully in premium glass bottles, so they’re a lovely addition to the home bar cart. But best of all, the mixers are lower in sugar and made with real juice, cane sugar, and no artificial preservatives making them a bit of a guilt-free holiday treat. Alright, time to get mixing! First up is a recipe from my friends at Stirrings… the Blood Orange Margarita!
This little festive beauty is sure to be on Santa’s Nice List this year! Using both Stirrings Simple Blood Orange Martini Mix and Simple Margarita Mix, this recipe makes for a delightfully flavorful margarita. With the addition of Stirrings Margarita Rimmer, you’ll impress your holiday guests with your perfected mixology skills. Plus, fun fact, oranges were the first ever stocking stuffers recorded in the history books, so you’re actually paying homage to the holiday season with this wonderfully citrus libation. Considering how easy this recipe is, the fireworks of scrumptious flavors is astounding. Let’s walk through the recipe together so you can see just how simple it really is to put together a fabulous cocktail with Stirrings. First, rim a tumbler with the Stirrings Margarita Rimmer. Pro-tip: I’d suggest dipping the rim in honey first and then immediately into the Stirrings Margarita Rimmer.
Next, combine the Stirrings Simple Blood Orange Martini mix, tequila, and Stirrings Simple Margarita mix in a shaker with ice.
Then, strain into an ice-filled glass.
Lastly, add a lime wedge and enjoy!
Crazy simple, right?! Now that you’ve seen just how simple it is to whip up a fabulous cocktail with Stirrings, let’s move onto my creation. A new take on a classic Parisian drink, my French Pomegranate Cocktail is an ideal drink to take your holiday festivities into the New Year. The wonderful fruity flavors of the Stirrings Simple Pomegranate Martini Mix and the Stirrings Authentic Grenadine make for a deceptively smooth and delectably sweet cocktail all will enjoy.
Let’s walk through the steps together, shall we? First, mix together the Stirrings Authentic Grenadine and Stirrings Simple Pomegranate Martini Mix.
Next, stir in the gin, lillet wine cordial, and soda water with a bar spoon.
Lastly, pour into a coup glass and enjoy!
For extra hostess-with-the-mostest points, use a mini clothes pin to garnish the drink with a flower for dramatic effect!
The holidays are looking very merry, if you ask me! Make sure to stock your bar with all the wonderful Stirrings products to make the season bright. So tell me, which of these two cocktails do you plan on stirring up first?
Special thanks to Stirrings for sponsoring this post! All opinions and delicious musings are my own.