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6 Delicious Winter Holiday Cocktails Featuring Organic Spirits

Posted By Beth Buczynski On December 11, 2014 @ 12:20 pm In carousel showcase,Environment,Features,Green Holidays,News,Sustainable Food | No Comments

Apple Sparkler

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To make this bubbly concoction, pour organic raspberry or cranberry juice into the bottom 1/3 of a normal wine glass. Fill the remaining 2/3 of the glass with Samuel Smith’s organic hard apple cider [2] (or your preferred organic hard cider brand). Garnish each glass with skewered chunks of orange and lime. Rim glasses with granulated sugar before filling for an extra festive touch.

Holiday Cranberry Rum Punch

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No holiday party is complete without a bowl or pitcher of punch. Forget the fruit punch you may have had as a kid: this adult version [4] created by Rum Therapy features rum, bourbon, and champagne as well as a bevy of delicious juices. Substitute Crusoe Organic White Rum [5] and Korbel’s organic champagne [6] for conventional varieties. Although the country’s first organic bourbon [7] is now available, you can also just use your favorite bourbon if you can’t get your hands on the organic stuff.

Mulled Wine

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If the weather outside is frightful, your guests may welcome the option of a warm beverage to drive away the chill. Mulled wine is a Christmas classic made with a robust red wine and a bevy of fragrant spices such as cinnamon and star anise. This recipe [9] from Blu Living calls for two bottles of Chianti or another Italian wine, and we recommend the 2010 organic Chianti from Tiamao Wines [10].

Cranberry Crush

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If your friends are partial to the occasional gin martini, this festive twist on a classic [12] from Serious Eats is sure to be a crowd favorite. It takes a little extra time, as you’ll need to make a cranberry simple syrup, but if the picture is any indication, it will be worth the effort. We recommend trying this recipe with Caprock Organic Dry Gin [13] from Peak Spirits.

Hot Buttered Rum

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Another must-have beverage when frost and snow are present is the Hot Buttered Rum. The ingredients are as simplistic as they sound–rum, butter, sugar and spices. We recommend trying this easy recipe [15] from Chow.com’s Rob Chirico, and using the certified organic and fair trade spiced rum made by Papagayo [16].

 Blushing Lady

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The freshness of winter grapefruit brings the pomegranate note to the front of this cocktail. Try this recipe [18] from Food.com for a brightly colored cocktail that has a sparkly taste to match. We recommend using Thatcher’s organic pomegranate liqueur [19] and Prairie Vodka [20].

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/Holiday-Cocktails-2012-Apple-Sparkler-e1354211710251.jpg

[2] Samuel Smith’s organic hard apple cider: http://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/organiccider.html

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/Holiday-Cocktails-2012-Holiday-Rum-Punch.jpg

[4] this adult version: http://rumtherapy.com/2011/11/holiday-cranberry-rum-punch/

[5] Crusoe Organic White Rum: http://originbeverage.com/Crusoe_Organic_Rum.html

[6] Korbel’s organic champagne: http://store.korbel.com/korbel-organic-brut-750ml-p77.aspx

[7] first organic bourbon: http://www.garrisonbros.com/

[8] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/Holiday-Cocktails-2012-Mulled-Wine-e1354213296710.jpg

[9] This recipe: http://bluliving.com/mulled-wine

[10] 2010 organic Chianti from Tiamao Wines: http://www.tiamowines.com/organic-chianti-docg.html

[11] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/Holiday-Cocktails-2012-Cranberry-Crush.jpg

[12] this festive twist on a classic: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/12/cranberry-crush-gin-averna-cocktail-recipe.html

[13] Caprock Organic Dry Gin: http://www.peakspirits.com/caprock-organic-gin.php

[14] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/Holiday-Cocktails-2012-Hot-Buttered-Rum-e1354213667863.jpg

[15] this easy recipe: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10213-hot-buttered-rum

[16] organic and fair trade spiced rum made by Papagayo: http://papagayorums.com/

[17] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/Holiday-Cocktails-2012-Blushing-Lady.jpg

[18] this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/blushing-lady-257713

[19] Thatcher’s organic pomegranate liqueur: http://www.thatchersorganic.com/

[20] Prairie Vodka: http://prairievodka.com/

[21] Kirti Poddar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feastguru_kirti/5873730552/sizes/z/in/photostream/

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