The holiday season is here. It’s a time for warmth, joy, and indulging in festive traditions. One of our favorite holiday traditions is crafting seasonal cocktails, and we want to share a few of those holiday cocktail recipes with you. These beverages are available at the Gentle Ben Tasting Room, but we want you to savor the holiday season with Gentle Ben at home too. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a novice looking to impress your guests, these recipes are sure to add a touch of magic to your holiday gatherings. As always with our spirits, the secret ingredient is what’s NOT in them. At Gentle Ben, we use the Persedo C.R.A.F.T.® technology to remove or drastically reduce the stuff that causes harshness, burn, and weird flavors. The result? More of what you love about spirits and way less of what you don’t. That means you get all the flavor, with none of the burn. Perfect for crafting cocktails that promise festive evenings and refreshing mornings.
Gather your friends, give these recipes a good shake, and enjoy creating holiday memories together:
Bourbon Eggnog Espresso Martini: A Bold Twist on a Classic
First on our list is the Bourbon Eggnog Espresso Martini. This cocktail is a perfect blend of tradition and modern flair. Imagine the rich, creamy flavor of eggnog, infused with the flavor of Gentle Ben Straight Bourbon Whiskey and the smooth, invigorating essence of espresso and Kahlua. This cocktail is not just a drink; it's an experience. The process is simple: shake 2oz of GB Bourbon, 2oz of eggnog, 1oz of Kahlua, and 1oz of espresso, and then strain it into a martini glass. The result is a sophisticated, creamy concoction that's bound to be a crowd-pleaser.
Peppermint Martini: A Festive Fantasy
Next, we have the Peppermint Martini, a drink that truly embodies the spirit of the holidays. This cocktail is a symphony of flavors, with Gentle Ben Vodka laying the foundation. The addition of crème de cacao, peppermint schnapps, and white chocolate liqueur creates a blend that is both refreshing and indulgent. To make this festive fantasy, shake 2oz of GB Vodka, 1/2oz of cream de cacao, 1/2oz of peppermint schnapps, and 1/2oz of white chocolate liqueur. Strain it into a martini glass and watch as it becomes the star of your holiday soiree.
Christmas Gin Special: A Toast to Tradition
Last but certainly not least is the Christmas Gin Special. This cocktail is a toast to the traditional flavors of the season, with a unique Gentle Ben twist. Combining Gentle Ben Gin with cranberry juice, apple juice, and a squeeze of lime, this drink is a harmonious blend of sweet, tart, and tangy. The process is as easy as it is enjoyable: shake 2oz of GB Gin, 1.5oz of cranberry juice, 1/2oz of apple juice, and half a squeezed lime. Strain it over ice and top it with ginger beer for that extra zing. This cocktail is not just a drink; it's a celebration in a glass.
These holiday cocktails from Gentle Ben are more than just recipes; they are an invitation to create memorable moments with loved ones. Whether you're hosting a lavish holiday party or enjoying a quiet night in, these cocktails are sure to add a touch of sophistication and joy to your celebrations. So, grab your shaker, gather your ingredients, and let the magic of Gentle Ben guide you in crafting these delightful holiday spirits.
Where to Purchase Gentle Ben
Visit our Where To Buy page to find where you can purchase Gentle Ben Spirits around Texas, or visit us at our Tasting Room in Alvin, Texas. For those who can't make it to our Tasting Room, or a retail location that carries Gentle Ben, the holiday spirit is just a few clicks away. Visit the Gentle Ben online store to effortlessly send our premium spirits to your friends and family or to stock your home bar for entertaining.
Cheers to a season filled with joy, laughter, delicious cocktails, and a happy New Year!