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Holiday Season Cocktails


It’s early December and the Holiday season is in full swing. Christmas music sweetly plays on the radio, the malls are packed with stressful shoppers, and everyone has at least one Holiday party they will be attending. For me, the Holidays are a big one because I get to host parties at my place with friends and family. What can I say, I like to entertain! It also gives me a chance to try out my newest appetizer recipes, and feed my loved ones one too many cocktails. Everyone ends up way too full, and feeling a little fuzzy. Eat, drink, and be merry, right?


If you will be a host this year of a Holiday party, then this guide is the perfect one for you! I’ve asked the staff around the office what their favourite cocktails are, so there is a little something for everyone. Your friends and family are going to wonder how you made something with so much alcohol taste so good!

Rachelle – Managing Partner

Favourite Cocktail:


1 ½ oz Vodka

½ oz Triple Sec

½ oz Vermouth

4 oz Cranberry Juice

Ice Cubes



Add all ingredients into a martini shaker. Shake, and then pour into martini glass. Add a few cranberries for garnish. Rachelle recommends to use a good quality vodka for this recipe (like Grey Goose), it makes it even more delicious.


Leah – Head of Accounting

Favourite Cocktails:

Gin Martini

2 oz dry Gin (try Tanqueray 10)

1 oz dry Vermouth


Combine the gin and vermouth into a shaker, fill it halfway with ice, and stir vigorously until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with olives – Leah says the more olives the better!


Pina Colada

1 ½ cups chilled pineapple juice

1 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup Malibu liqueur

½ cup fresh lime juice

2 cups crushed ice


Blend & serve.

Katie – Reservations Manager

Favourite Cocktail:

Elderflower and Ginger Mojito

It’s the perfect combination of bitter and sweet, it’s refreshing and delicious. Be careful with this one, you’re going to want to drink these all night!

5 Mint Leaves

1 oz White Rum

1 oz Elderflower Liqueur

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Soda Water


Lime Wedge


Muddle mint leaves lightly in tall glass. Fill the glass ½ with ice.  Add white rum, elderflower, and lime juice. Top with ½ soda water ½ gingerale until the glass is almost full. Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!



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