The times we live in are surreal---political drama, a worldwide pandemic, and the need for quarantine and many other health precautions have us ducking inside for the winter, ready to hunker down and wait the worst of it out.
What to do…. what to do?
Thanks to the innovation and creativity that the internet provides us, we don’t have to worry about getting bored while in seclusion. Meeting hangouts, Pinterest boards, and recipe archives inspire us to keep creating and keep finding ways to celebrate and enjoy the small things, even if we can’t take all the frivolity with us to large family gatherings.
Finding cause for celebration in the midst of uncertain times
While we are waiting for a reprieve from all that 2020 has thrown at us, we need to turn inward and find joy in the simple things--a warm home, the love and support of friends and family in our immediate surroundings, and delicious food and drink that we can enjoy as we approach the holiday season. The more gratitude we can express for our experience, the better we will be inspired to create.
Small, intimate celebrations are “it” this season
Smaller celebrations with immediate family are set to be the standard as we wrap up this crazy year, but we can still go all out with food and drink to set the stage for a beautiful holiday season. Wondering what kinds of cocktails to serve with your brown sugar ham and delicious, succulent turkey? Read on to see some of the hottest whiskey and moonshine cocktails of the holiday season and beyond:
Cranberry Spiced Moonshine
Nothing says holiday like a little cranberry; for many, this is either a love or hate flavor---yet it works so well in this cocktail that you might be tempted to make it year-round. To make a Cranberry Spiced Moonshine, you’ll need:
1 oz maple syrup
1 ½ ounces Palmetto White Lightning Moonshine
3 oz cranberry juice
1 oz club soda
Combine all ingredients into a shaker and swirl gently; pour over ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves and strawberry slices.
Is it ever too early to enjoy the seasonal flavors of peppermint and eggnog? While you wouldn’t expect these two to show up at a party together, their unique flavor combination is one of the most delicious cocktails that can be crafted…. year-round! To make yourself a Peppermint Eggnog, you’ll need:
1 oz White Lightning moonshine
Peppermint extract or peppermint oil
4 oz eggnog
Mix all together and garnish with a candy cane or peppermint stick.
For those who crave a bit of savory rather than sweet, the dirty moontini is it. Garnish with peppers, cherry tomatoes, or olives to make it fun and festive, even on the most uneventful evening. To make a Dirty Moontini, you’ll need:
2 oz Palmetto White Lightning moonshine
Dash of dry vermouth
1 oz olive juice
Garnishes such as pearl onion, cherry tomato, and olives
Mix well in a shaker and garnish with your favorites.
Nothing says cozy nights by the fire like a hot toddy. The smooth blend of flavors is perfect for nights alone or with a small gathering of family and friends. Cozy up for cocktails and conversation and get ready for a good time. To make a Hot Toddy, you’ll need:
1 oz Palmetto whiskey
2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp honey
¼ c. hot water or tea
Mix well and serve in an insulated mug. Garnish with a slice of lemon, if desired.
Favorite fall flavors and crisp coolness combine to form this delightful drink sensation. If you love those distinctive flavors of fall----maple, apple, cinnamon, pumpkin----you’ll find delight in this delicious surprise. To make a Maple Leaf, you’ll need:
2 oz Palmetto whiskey
¾ oz maple syrup
¾ oz lemon juice
Shake well and serve chilled over ice. Enjoy with a sprig of fresh mint, if desired.
Sweet Whiskey Lemonade
Lemonade is a refreshing beverage, no matter what time of year you choose to enjoy it. Lemonade with a kick? That’s even better! This sweet and spicy combo is perfect alone or with a meal, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. To make the ideal Sweet Whiskey Lemonade, you’ll need:
2 oz triple sec
2 oz Palmetto whiskey
1.5 oz lemon juice
1 oz lime juice
2 tsp Palmetto old fashioned peach preserves
3 oz blood orange San Pellegrino
Shake well and serve over ice; garnish with fresh citrus slices.
We’ve got you covered!
At Palmetto Distillery, we have some serious deliciousness going on; our award-winning whiskey and moonshine are family traditions. Each batch is a labor of love, and we seek to improve taste and flavor with every offering that we craft. We’ve got you covered during this crazy time; make your holiday memorable this year, no matter how close your quarters are! Visit www.palmettodistillery.com to place an order today.