Holiday Drink Recipes from Award Winning Virginia Distillery MurLarkey

December 12, 2020

With the holidays just around the corner, there is much to congratulate ourselves for.

Among them are rewarding ourselves and our families in prevailing through tough conditions in 2020 with solidarity as well as all the exciting new prospects that 2021 brings.

We certainly believe both reasons call for a stiff drink to celebrate, and not just your typical kind.

No, this holiday season we’re thinking more along the lines of world class concoctions that will re-invigorate your mood and spirit.

With that in mind, internationally acclaimed craft distillery MurLarkey Distilled Spirits introduces a sampling of top drawer holiday beverages that come straight from Murlarkey’s resident Mixologist.

Murlarkey cocktail

Christmas Ham—Smokehouse Maple New Fashioned

Perfect for everything from Thanksgiving to a boys’ or girls’ night in, this recipe takes on a timeless classic with a rich spin that’s hard to resist.

Ingredients:

2 oz MurLarkey Smokehouse Whiskey
½ oz maple syrup
4 dashes peychaud bitters

Directions:

Add ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, stir 15 turns. Pour into a rocks glass, and garnish with glazed ham cubes on a skewer, or Luxardo cherry.

Christmas Martini

Christmas Martini

The ideal holiday martini is here! Whether served on Christmas Eve, or for an intimate dinner as a dessert, this drink is bound to be a hit.

Ingredients:

2 oz MurLarkey Divine Clarity Vodka
1 oz Chambord liqueur
1 oz white crème de cacao

Directions:

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a fresh raspberry and sprig of mint.

Holiday Cranberry Julep

Holiday Cranberry Julep

For a more refreshing option during the holiday party, try this spin on a Julep. It’s great as a welcome drink, but seamlessly transitions into an easy pairing for turkey, duck, or chicken entrees.

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz MurLarkey Divine Clarity Vodka OR MurLarkey ImaGination Gin
2 oz white cranberry juice
2 oz pink lemonade

Directions:

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and stir or shake well. Pour into highball glass, garnish with 4 fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig. Floater: red cranberry juice.

Dirty Santa

Dirty Santa

Get into the party mood with this uplifting and fun cocktail. It’s perfect for celebrating after a day in the snow, or for starting your night on the right note.

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz MurLarkey Coffee Whiskey
½ oz white crème de menthe
½ oz dark crème de cacao
½ oz cold brew coffee
1 oz vanilla creamer

Directions:

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with a miniature candy cane.

 


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