Monday, November 10, 2014

Delicious Cocktail Beverage Recipes for the Holidays

With so many reasons to celebrate this month, it's easy to see why November is dubbed the "unofficial" start of the holiday season. Kick off the season by incorporating Powell & Mahoney into your celebrations, such as National Happy Hour Day, Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Award-winning Powell & Mahoney vintage original cocktail mixers are the perfect way to celebrate National Happy Hour Day on Wednesday, November 12th. Each bottle comes with three recipes, allowing you to fill your glass with either your favorite standard or something new. No matter what you choose, Powell & Mahoney's all-natural mixers let you concentrate on raising your glass, no t cutting up ingredients.

This year's signature National Happy Hour Day drink -- the Agave Mango Mule -- comes to you from Powell & Mahoney's master mixologist Tad Carducci.

Agave Mango Mule:
Glassware: Collins glass or Cooper Mug. In a shaker: 2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Mango Passion Fruit Margarita an d 1 ½ oz. 100& blue agave blanco tequila. Shake and strain over ice. Top off with ginger beer of choice. Garnish: Lime wedge.

On Thanksgiving morning, toast the balloons while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Classic Bellini or Perfect Bloody Mary -- breakfast cocktail staples as longstanding as the parade itself.

Classic Bellini:
Glassware: Champagne flute. 4 oz. chilled Prosecco and 1 oz. Powell & Mahoney Peach Bellini. Garnish: Slice of white peach.

Perfect Bloody Mary:
Glassware: Pint glass packed. In a shaker: 4 oz. Powell & Mahoney Bloody Mary and 1 ½ oz. vodka. Gently shake and strain over ice. Garnish: Celery stalk, slice of lemon, pickled long beans, olives, salami, grilled shrimp or a slice of crispy bacon.

For the Thanksgiving feast, give thanks for Powell & Mahoney's mixers for giving you one less thing to prepare. No need to go harvest all the individual ingredients for a delicious and festive cocktail -- all you have to do to make Powell & Mahoney's Pumpkin Smash is combine 1.5 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey, 1.5 oz. Powell & Mahoney Lemon Sour and 1 tsp. canned pumpkin (Libby's or Dole) in a shaker and strain over ice in an old-fashioned style glass. Then just dust with ground cinnamon and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

After slaving away in the kitchen for days and surviving the crazy sales of Black Friday, you deserve to put your feet up and rejuvenate yourself. Powell & Mahoney's Pomegranate mixer provides the anti-oxidants you need to pull yourself out of that food coma and start all over again on Monday. And the Pomegranate Martini is the perfect antidote to the cranberry sauce you just gorged on 24 hours ago!

Pomegranate Martini:
Glassware: Martini glass. In a shaker: 2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Pomegranate, 1 ½ oz. citrus vodka and ½ oz. of orange liqueur. Shake over ice and strain. Garnish: Lemon twist.

Disclosure: You must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly. The recipes and photos are courtesy of Powell & Mahoney. 

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