Our hotels are decorated and have been celebrating the holidays all month long, with special events, parties, special menus, and of course Sonesta #liquidart. Our holiday cocktail recipes add something extra festive to any celebration, and we are excited to share them just in time for Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve! Bookmark the below holiday cocktail recipes for this busy season of entertaining, and be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and add the #SpiritofSonesta hashtag so we can see your cocktail creations!
Here Comes Hanukkah
1 1/2 oz. Monkey Shoulder
1 oz. Manischewitz
.75 oz. Honey
.5 oz. Grapefruit Cordial
.25 Lime Juice
.25 Allspice Dram
1 Egg White
Add all ingredients into shaker. Dry shake then add ice and do a wet shake. Strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with Hibiscus Dust. Enjoy!
Take Me Pome Tonight
2 oz J Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey
0.25 oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
0.5 oz Cinnamon-Infused Rich Simple
Dash of Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters
Shake on ice, then double strain to chilled coupe. Season one thinly-sliced pear wheel with cinnamon. Using a torch, sear the pear for approx. 5 seconds (pear wheel should be lightly browned and the smell of cinnamon should be apparent). Lightly float the wheel on top of the drink and serve.
White Christmas Martini
1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1 oz White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz White Crème de Cacao
1 1/1 oz Half & Half
Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker and strain into martini glass rimmed with holiday theme sprinkles.
Salted Caramel White Russian
1 oz Caramel Vodka
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Salted Caramel Baileys
1 oz Half & Half
Combine all ingredients in a tall Collins glass and top with caramel and chocolate drizzle. Top with marshmallows.
1 oz Bluecoat Gin
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz Champagne
1/2 oz Pomegranate Syrup
Directions: Combine gin, Pomegranate Syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne glass. Top up with Champagne and serve.
A balance of sweet and acidic with fruity and herbal undertones. The perfect drink to ring in the new decade!
For even more holiday cocktail ideas, learn about Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach’s 12 Days of Cocktails.
¼ oz Mata Cuy
1/8 oz Galliano Liquor
¾ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Caña Alta Azul
1 oz Pineapple Syrup
Decoration: Orange, branches of cypress and rosemary
This cocktail is made from a distilled liquor called “Mata Cuy”, an Andean compound made from sugarcane, macerated in 12 Andean botanicals.
The Quechua word Cusicui means “rejoice” in Quechua, the native language of the region.