Stir Up Some Cheer

02 Nov 2022

Holiday cocktails to make at home

Tis the season for a festive holiday cocktail, whether enjoyed on a cozy night in or served as a special drink for holiday guests. We asked bartenders and beverage directors from Charleston’s popular bars to share their favorite holiday cocktail recipes to make at home, or pop by and leave the mixing to them.

Photo by Ashley Stano

Spiritless Jalisco 55 Paloma

2 oz Spiritless Jalisco 55

4 oz Grapefruit Soda

1/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Splash of Grapefruit thyme simple syrup

Mix to combine

Garnish with thyme and grapefruit slice

For espresso martini, stop in at:

The Honey Hive, 563 King St, Charleston

Instagram @thehoneyhivechs

Chai With Me

1.5 oz Cinnamon-infused Whiskey

2 oz Chai tea

1 oz Baileys

Shaken Hard

Strained into Martini Glass

Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top and garnish with a chocolate straw.

Benne’s by Peninsula Grill, 112 N Market St. Charleston 

Instagram @bennescharleston

Holiday Cheermeister

1.5 oz. Gin

.75 Zirbenz Pine Liqueur 

.5 oz. Amaro Nonino

1.5 oz. Cranberry Orange Syrup (recipe below)

.75 Lemon Juice

2 dashes Black Walnut Bitters

Shake the cocktail with ice, strain into a stemmed cocktail coupe and garnish with a sage leaf.

To make the Cranberry Orange Syrup

1 cup fresh cranberries

2 cups orange juice 

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cinnamon stick 

Add ingredients to a pot, bring to a boil, turn heat down to a simmer for 10-12 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and blend mixture.

At The Gin Joint, 182 E Bay St, Charleston. 

Instagram @gin_joint


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