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Stirring On-Trend Cocktails for Your Holiday Party

- Southern Glazer’s Director of Mixology shares must-have cocktails to have this holiday season –

Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:00 am EST

#SGWS asked David Nepove to translate the latest trends into seasonal cocktail recipes

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s that time of year when the pressure for the perfect holiday party and dinner celebration starts to build. To make consumers’ cocktail preparations easier for home entertaining, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company— has asked David Nepove, Director of Mixology, to translate the latest trends into seasonal cocktail recipes that are simple to make, but sophisticated to sip.

“This holiday season, brown spirits, pitted fruits, and fall spices are what really stand out,” said David Nepove. “Drinks featuring apple, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla flavors really complement the foods people eat and serve this time of year. It’s all about warmth and comfort when making a holiday cocktail, and the right drink can really be that finishing touch to make a party special.”

Here are David’s custom crafted cocktail recipes to help home bartenders add class to their glass.

Winter Spiced Cosmo

  • 1 ½ oz. Orange Vodka
  • ½ oz. Ginger Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Lime Juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • ½ oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • Dash of Aromatic Bitters

Method: Shake and Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish: Floating lime wheel with grated nutmeg

Reindeer Potion

  • 1 oz. Scotch
  • 1 oz. Amaro
  • ¼ oz. Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • Lemon Peel

Method: Stir and strain into a cocktail glass.

Bourbon Baked Apple

  • 1 ½ oz. Bourbon
  • 1 ½ oz. Cloudy Apple Juice
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz. Liquid Alchemist Apple Spiced Syrup
  • 1 oz. Ginger Beer

Method: Shake all but ginger beer with ice, pour into a glass with ginger beer.

Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Soul Warmer

  • 1 oz. Scotch
  • ½ oz. Green Chartreuse
  • ½ oz. Velvet Falernum
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz. Hot Black Tea
  • Honey

Method: Pour the lemon juice, honey and hot tea in a pre-heated tempered glass; stir until honey is dissolved. Then add the liquors. Stir and serve.

Garnish: lemon peel

Scottish S’more

  • 1 ½ oz. Scotch
  • 4 oz. Hot cocoa
  • Vanilla flavored whipped cream
  • Top with graham cracker

Method: Add hot water to pre-heat glass before adding ingredients.

About Southern Glazer’s Mixologist

Southern Glazer’s employs 15 Master Mixologists across North America, responsible for educating bartenders, beverage buyers, and corporate clients about the latest trends in cocktail culture. Michelin star chefs, national restaurant chains, international hotels, and top spirits brands rely on Southern Glazer’s expert Mixologists to help them develop world-class beverage programs that raise the bar for today’s demanding consumers. Southern Glazer’s Mixologists hold multiple certifications from accredited organizations such as the U.S. Bartenders Guild, BarSmarts, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Society of Wine Educators, and the Cicerone Certification Program, to name a few.

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at


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