Seasonal Drinks

Once again, in the Mix offers up suggestions for seasonal cocktails that would make great additions to your drink lists and menus. We asked mixologists from several suppliers to send us their latest recipes for these popular spirits. We have classified them by the base spirit, three drinks each. I hope you find something you like for your customers to enjoy!


Crown Royal – King’s Cider
Jack Daniel’s – Tennessee Fizz
Red Stag by Jim Beam – Red Stag Cranberry Cobbler
Bombay Sapphire – Winter Solstice
Hendrick’s Gin – Queeeeen of the Brambles
Tanqueray Gin – French ’75’
Seven Tiki Spiced Rum – Autumn TIKI
Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum – Cable Car
Pyrat XO Reserve Rum – Pyrat Punch
Herradura Tequila – Herradura Luxe
Milagro Select Barrel – Pineapple & Cinnamon Margarita
Patrón XO Café – Spiced Chocolate
ERISTOFF Vodka – White Wolf Cocktail
Stolichnaya Vodka – Stoli Moli
Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka – Spiced Caramel Apple
Baileys – Baileys Affogato
Chambord – Chambord White Chocolate Cocoa
Frangelico – Frangelico Holiday Fizz


Crown Royal
Since 1939 Crown Royal has produced the whiskey of royals. First produced to mark the Royal Tour of Canada by King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth. Classic and iconic, nothing compares to the golden amber color, the delicate creamy taste, or even the velvety purple bag of Crown Royal® Canadian Whisky.

King’s Cider
– 2 fl oz Heated Cider
– 0.25 fl oz Honey
– 0.25 fl oz Lemon Juice
– 1 sprinkle Cinnamon
– 1 piece(s) Cinnamon Stick
Serve warm in a coffee mug. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and garnish with cinnamon stick.

Jack Daniel’s
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866, the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Jack Daniel’s encourages its friends to drink responsibly.

Tennessee Fizz
1 oz Jack Daniel’s
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz Cointreau
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Top with Korbel
Combine Jack Daniel’s, simple syrup, Cointreau and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a flute. Top with Korbel and garnish with a lemon twist.

Red Stag by Jim Beam
From the woods of Kentucky emerges the newest member of the Beam family. Created with four year old Jim Beam® Bourbon, Red Stag by Jim Beam™ has been slowly infused with natural black cherry flavors for a smooth, unique taste. It’s perfect for a night out on the hunt for fun.

  • Aroma: Distinctively fruity, without disguising the familiar, rich nose of Jim Beam Bourbon
  • Taste: Corn sweetness and mellow oak accented by a hint of black cherry for smoothness and balance
  • Finish: Satiny and judiciously sweet, with a true bourbon warmth

Red Stag Cranberry Cobbler
2 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam
1 barspoon Ocean Spray Whole cranberry sauce
1/2 part Cranberry Juice
1 part Fresh Lime Sour (equal parts Lime juice and simple syrup)
Top with Soda water
Garnish with Lime wheel

Combine all ingredients except soda water in boston shaker and add ice. Shake well and strain into fresh ice in serving glass (tall 14oz) top with soda water – garnish and serve.


Initially distilled in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray, is still one of the iconic spirits in the world because the Tanqueray team of distillers takes such great care in selecting its ingredients and distilling the spirit. Tanqueray is a gin like none other; endless layers of flavor make each sip intriguingly deep. The spirit’s superb balance and ultra-smooth texture mean that it mixes beautifully but is every bit as rewarding all by itself.
Tanqueray Gin, initially distilled in 1830 by Charles Tanqueray, is still one of the iconic spirits in the world because the Tanqueray team of distillers takes such great care in selecting its ingredients and distilling the spirit. Tanqueray is a gin like none other; endless layers of flavor make each sip intriguingly deep. The spirit’s superb balance and ultra-smooth texture mean that it mixes beautifully but is every bit as rewarding all by itself.

French ’75’
1 oz Lemon Juice
1-2 tsp Superfine Sugar
1 slice Orange
1 Maraschino cherry

In a shaker half filled with ice, add Tanqueray London Dry Gin, superfine sugar, and lemon juice. Shake well and pour into glass. Top with champagne and stir well. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Bombay Sapphire
Made from a 1761 recipe. The recipe dictates the selection, quantity and blending of ten botanicals. The botanicals are not a secret, but their exact combination is.
Bombay Sapphire is an exceptional spirit. What separates it from other spirits – and other gins – is a balanced complexity and lighter, smoother taste. In tasting you will appreciate the sophisticated aroma and clean, crisp taste that makes this spirit stand apart.

Winter Solstice

Clear Coffee Mug

1/2 oz DISARONNO Amaretto Liqueur
1 oz Unfiltered Apple Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Demerara Simple Syrup
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Cinnamon Stick and a Star Anise Pod

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Cap with a shaker tin and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a serving glass filled with fresh ice.

A boutique gin crafted in Ayrshire, Scotland in two old fashioned copper pot stills, the Carter Head and Bennett still. Eleven beautiful botanicals plucked from all corners of the world are balanced before essence of rose and cucumber are added to create what is uniquely loved as Hendrick’s Gin. Curiously mixable, Hendrick’s is made by William Grant & Sons, fifth generation family distillers of The Balvenie and Glenfiddich. Submitted by: Charlotte Voisey

Queeeeen of the Brambles
1 1/2 oz Hendrick’s
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
4 fresh blackberries
6 mint leaves
2 oz champagne
Muddle blackberries
Add other ingredients (except Champagne)
Strain into a tall glass with fresh ice
Finish with Chamapagne
Stir before serving
Garnish with a long cucumber spear


Seven Tiki Spiced Rum
Enjoy the worlds finest, most exclusive spiced rum derived from high quality sugar cane, sun baked Indonesian nutmeg, Madagascar vanilla beans, other mellow spices and natural FIJI water.

Autumn TIKI


1 1/2 oz SEVEN TIKI Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Ginger Syrup (Monin)
1 1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Pomegranate Juice (POM)

Grapefruit Twist

Combine all ingredients (except pom juice) into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Cap with a shaker tin and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a serving glass filled with fresh ice. Slowly pour 1/2 oz of pom juice and let settle to the bottom of the drink.

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
Smooth and medium bodied, Captain Morgan ® Original Spiced Rum is a secret blend of Caribbean rums and mellow spice and other natural flavors. It gets its distinct richness and amber color from aging the rum in charred white oak barrels. Captain Morgan ® Original Spiced Rum is the perfect mix with Cola –the secret recipe of spices blend with the Cola to make a legendary mix!

Cable Car
– 0.25 fl oz Grand Marnier
– 1.5 fl oz Sweet & Sour Mix
– 0.25 fl oz Simple Syrup
In an ice filled bar glass combine all the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a well chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon sugar rim and a lemon wedge.


Tony Abou-Ganim’s signature Cable car recipe
½ ounce Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
¾ ounce Marie Brizard orange Curacao
1 ½ ounce fresh lemon sour *

Directions: In an ice filled mixing glass add Captain Morgan, orange curacao and fresh sour; shake until well blended. Strain into a chilled sugar-cinnamon frosted cocktail glass and garnish with an orange spiral. *Mix 2 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice with one part simple syrup will easily make fresh lemon sour.

Pyrat XO Reserve Rum
Blended from the finest aged rums from throughout the Caribbean, ultra-premium Pyrat rums are a favorite in holiday cocktails — and all year long.

Pyrat Punch
2 oz Pyrat XO Reserve rum
2 oz Soda water
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Dash bitters
Splash of Pineapple Juice (optional)
Splash of Grapefruit Juice (optional)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Fresh Cherries

Method: Combine rum, limejuice, and bitters in a shaker of ice. Shake gently.
Pour into margarita glass. Garnish with nutmeg and fresh cherries.
Optional juices are pineapple and grapefruit.


Patrón XO Cafe
Patrón XO Cafe is a high-quality ultra-premium liqueur made with coffee and Patrón Silver tequila. Because the taste of Patrón XO Cafe is dry, not sweet like most other coffee liqueurs, it mixes perfectly in holiday cocktails, and is delicious on its own over ice.

Spiced Chocolate
1 oz Patrón XO Café
1 ½ oz Patrón Anejo
¾ oz Hazelnut Liqueur
1 oz Whipping crème flavored with green crème de menthe

Mix in an ice filled glass. Top with cream. Garnish with mint sprig and nutmeg.

Milagro Select Barrel
Triple distilled, estate grown agave, brand new Limousin French oak, Milagro Select Barrel Reposado is an award winning tequila.

Pineapple & Cinnamon Margarita
2 oz Milagro Select Barrel Reposado
¾ oz cinnamon infused agave nectar
1 oz fresh lime juice
¾ oz fresh pineapple juice

Combine ingredients and shake well. Serve in a rocks glass prepared with a half rim of cinnamon sugar
Garnish with a lime wheel.

Herradura Tequila
Founded by Ambrosio Rosales and Aurelio Lopez, Casa Herradura is one of the oldest and most respected producers of tequila, which many believe, delivers the world’s highest quality, most authentic tequila experience because of the expertise and leadership it has developed since 1870.

Herradura Luxe
2 oz. Herradura Blanco
1 oz. Agave Nectar
1 oz. Water
2 Lime Wedges
2 Lemon Wedges

In a rock glass, muddle lime and lemon wedges. In a shaker filled with ice, add remaining ingredients. Shake to mix and transfer to rocks glass.


Eristoff Original
A triple distilled premium vodka made from 100% pure grain and based on Prince Eristoff’s original personal recipe of 1806. It is an exceptionally pure spirit that can be drunk neat or with a variety of mixers.

White Wolf Cocktail


1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1 oz Coconut Milk
1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 oz Agave Nectar

Cinnamon Stick and Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with ice. Cap with a shaker tin and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and freshly grated nutmeg.

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel
Captures this sinfully delicious flavor in a natural caramel color. Through a double infusion process, delicious caramel flavors are paired with a premium grain alcohol. It is this proprietary distillation process coupled with the highest quality flavoring that ensures Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka actually tastes and smells exactly as the name suggests: like luscious, pure caramel. Colored with real burned sugar, it is the world’s first naturally flavored and colored caramel vodka and the newest arrival in Van Gogh Vodka’s super-premium portfolio.

Spiced Caramel Apple: created by Kara Newman, author of Spice & Ice
2 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
2-1/2 oz Apple cider
1 dash lemon juice
Gingersnap cookie and dash of agave syrup for rim

Method: Rim martini glass with agave syrup and crumbled gingersnap cookie and set aside. Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with apple slice.

Stolichnaya Vodka
Stolichnaya is the benchmark when it comes to Russian style vodka. Strong in character, smooth in finish, Stoli is the perfect base for cocktails all year round. New for 2010 are Stoli Gala Applik and Stoli White Pomegranik.

Stoli Moli
1 1/2 oz Stolichnaya
3/4 oz pomegranate & cranberry simple syrup
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
4 blackberries
4 basil leaves
Muddle blackberries
Add all other ingredients and shake well
Double strain into a stemmed cocktail glass
Garnish with fresh berries and a citrus twist


Baileys is a perfect marriage of fresh, premium quality Irish dairy cream, finest spirits, Irish whiskey and a proprietary recipe of chocolate flavours.

Baileys Affogato
– 4 fl oz Espresso
– 1 tbsp Sugar
– 1 twist Lemon Zest

Method: Dissolve the sugar in the espresso. Pour into a small plastic container and freeze until solid. Once frozen, scrape the frozen espresso mixture with a fork or knife to make ice crystals. Spoon the crystals into a glass and add Baileys Irish Cream. Top with a lemon zest twist.

Chambord is an infusion of the world’s finest raspberries, blackberries and the exotic flavors of black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla and cognac. According to legend, Chambord was inspired by a luxurious raspberry liqueur produced for King Louis XIV during his visit to Chateau Chambord in the 17th century. Today, Chambord continues to inspire cocktail and culinary creations around the world.

Chambord White Chocolate Cocoa
3/4 oz Chambord
3/4 oz crème de cacao
6 oz steamed milk
1 1/2 oz white chocolate sauce

Fill glass coffee cup with boiling water to pre-heat, then pour out water. Mix white chocolate sauce and steamed milk in coffee cup. Add Chambord and crème de cacao and stir. Garnish with marshmallows.

Note: Additional garnishes can include whipped cream with a raspberry and chocolate shavings.

Frangelico is the original hazelnut liqueur, made in the Piedmont region of Italy. Most loved in coffee cocktails and dessert drinks but this Holiday the news is that Frangelico also makes a flavorsome, refreshing aperitivo!

Frangelico Holiday Fizz
1 ½ oz Frangelico
1 oz apple juice
¼ oz fresh lime juice
2 oz Prosecco
Grated hazelnuts

Method: In a shaker tin, combine ingredients in the order above. Add ice and stir. Strain into a flute or small wine glass. Finish with freshly grated hazelnuts.