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Smoke & Spirits: Festive Holiday Cocktails to Spice Up Your Celebrations

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by raising a glass filled with the festive spirit? At Black Hog, we know a thing or two about crafting exceptional cocktails. And while these recipes aren’t lifted directly from our bar, we’re thrilled to share some of our favorite holiday cocktails that you can easily recreate at home. Impress your guests with these unique and flavorful drinks full of holiday cheer.

Apple pie moonshine mule cocktail in copper mug festive cocktail

This delightful Apple Pie Moonshine Mule is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy, creating a warm and comforting sensation that’s reminiscent of holiday desserts. The cinnamon stick adds a touch of festive aroma, making it an ideal choice for those cozy holiday nights.

Apple Pie Moonshine Mule

2 oz Apple Pie Moonshine
4 oz Ginger Beer
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)
Sliced Apple (for garnish)

Fill a copper mug with ice.
Pour in the Apple Pie Moonshine.
Add the fresh lime juice.
Top it off with ginger beer and stir gently.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and sliced apple.

Enjoy the Cranberry Rosemary Bliss, a visually stunning cocktail that combines the tartness of cranberries with the aromatic essence of rosemary. The sugar rim adds a touch of sweetness to each sip, making it a perfect addition to your festive drink catalog. Cheers to holiday bliss!

Cranberry Rosemary Bliss

2 oz Vodka
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Sugar (for rimming)
Fresh Rosemary Sprig (for garnish)
Fresh Cranberries (for garnish)

Rim a rocks glass with sugar.
Fill the glass with ice.
In a shaker, combine vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Shake well.
Strain the mixture into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig and a few floating cranberries.

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