The Best Cocktails (& Cocktails!) to Kick off 2018!

Celebrate this season with delicious cocktails & mocktails! From a fresh Cranberry Ginger Fizz  to a classic Holiday Sangria, the below seasonal favorites are sure to be crowd pleasers at your holiday gatherings!

Cranberry Ginger Fizz

Recipe Credit: Brooklyn Crafted


  • ¾ C sugar
  • ¾ C water
  • 1 C fresh cranberries
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • ½ orange, cut into slices
  • 1.5 C dry gin, such as Tangueray
  • 1 C chilled Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer mini in Lemon/Lime
  • 4 mint sprigs


  1. Bring sugar & water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stir until water is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat; pour off all but one cup of syrup, reserving any extra for another use.
  3. Heat the syrup to a boil and then reduce heat to medium.
  4. Add the cranberries and simmer for 2-3 min until they just begin to burst.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool in syrup.
  6. Place 2 T drained cranberries and 6 T cranberry syrup in a large pitcher; add the lemon wedges and orange slices.
  7. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, vigorously mash the fruit.
  8. Stir in gin and let steep for at least 5 minutes. Strain into a medium pitcher.
  9. Fill 4 glasses with crushed ice and ¼ cup Brooklyn Crafted.
  10. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour half the cranberry mixture into the shaker.
  11. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds; strain liquid into two glasses. Repeat.
  12. Mound additional ice on top of each glass and garnish with 3 candied cranberries and a mint sprig.

Cranberry Mint Cooler

Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice



  1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher.
  2. Pour into wine glasses, add a mint leaf garnish and enjoy!

Matcha Martini

Recipe Credit: Carrington Farms



  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker.
  2. Shake well for 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a tumbler and ENJOY!

Holiday Red Sangria

Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1 large pear, chopped
  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


  1. Add fruit to a large pitcher.
  2. Top with Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva.
  3. Place in fridge for an hour before serving.
  4. Spoon fruit into glass before pouring wine.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
  6. Add ice to top (optional).

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