5 Holiday Cocktail Recipes Made with Cold Pressed JuicePublished Date:
When you’re making a cocktail, you’ll always get the best flavor from fresh ingredients. Little West cold-pressed juices are the perfect mixer. We only use the freshest fruits and vegetables from local farms, with no added sugars or preservatives. Our juices are also never watered down.
No matter which juice you use, you’ll add a delicious, nutritious spin on your favorite holiday cocktails without depleting all your body’s vitamins and minerals.
A Little West cocktail makes your evening merry and bright -- and they help make sure the next morning is merry and, well, bright but not too bright, if you catch our drift.
So try these cold-pressed juice cocktail (or mocktail!) recipes for your holiday festivities:
1. Fireball Hot Toddy
Hot toddies are a classic holiday cocktail for warming your soul and boosting your immune system. Try our anti-inflammatory version made with Little West Fireball! With powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger and turmeric, a Fireball hot toddy is a great way to ease cold symptoms or soothe aches and pains from the winter weather.
- 2 oz. Fireball
- 8 oz. hot water
- 1 tsp. raw local honey (or maple syrup)
- A splash of bourbon, whisky, or dark rum
Pour Fireball into a coffee mug or teacup, then add hot water, honey or maple syrup, and your alcohol of choice. Stir. Garnish with a wedge of fresh lemon -- and a dusting of cayenne, if you’re feeling fiery!
Mocktail Version: Omit the alcohol.
2. Gold’n Sunrise
We could all use more golden sunshine during the winter months. Try our Gold’n Sunrise cocktail, a Little West twist on the classic tequila sunrise. Made with tequila, Little West Gold’n Greens, and grenadine, the Gold’n Sunrise cocktail is refreshing, hydrating, and anti-inflammatory. It’ll bring a fun tropical flare to any holiday cocktail party.
- ¾ cup Gold’n Greens juice
- ¾ oz. grenadine syrup
- 1 ½ oz. tequila
Fill a highball glass with ice, then pour in tequila and Gold’n Greens juice. Slowly drizzle the grenadine down the side of the glass. Garnish with an orange slice, lemon slice, or maraschino cherry.
Mocktail Version: Omit tequila, or try substituting with sweet pickle juice! The sweet-sour tang of the pickle juice mimics the unique flavor profile of tequila. (Or so we’re told...)
3. Gingersnap Mule
Did you know Moscow Mules aren’t from Moscow? This cocktail was actually invented in the 1940s at the Cock ‘n Bull pub in Hollywood. Still, with a cold city like Moscow in the name, this popular beverage evokes the festive, cozy spirit of winter. Our version uses Little West Gingersnap and unflavored sparkling water as a substitute for ginger beer.
- 3 oz. Gingersnap juice
- 3 oz. unflavored sparkling water
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- 2 oz. vodka
Squeeze lime juice into a chilled copper mug. Add ice cubes, vodka, Gingersnap juice, and sparkling water. Stir and garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of fresh mint. Serve with a stirring rod, if available.
Mocktail Version: Omit vodka. For a sweeter palette, use ginger beer or lemon-lime soda instead of sparkling water.
4. Go Big Scottish Beats
A beet cocktail!? No, it’s not a joke from Dwight on The Office. The Scottish Beats cocktail is a holiday variation on the classic Blood & Sand cocktail, using beets for their subtly-sweet flavor and rich color. Beets also promote kidney and liver health. While the original recipe calls for cooked beet puree, we like ours with Little West Go Big instead. The extra veggie flavors from kale, carrot, wheatgrass, and ginger pleasantly offset the sweetness of this cocktail.
- ¾ oz. Little West Go Big juice
- 1 ½ oz. Scotch
- ¾ oz. cherry liqueur
- ¾ oz. Sweet vermouth
- ½ oz. Cointreau
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice, then shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel.
Mocktail Version: Omit Scotch and vermouth, substitute cherry syrup for cherry liqueur, substitute Little West Orange juice for Cointreau.
5. Little West Mimosas
Planning a New Year’s Day brunch? You deserve a mimosa for making it to 2021. Whether you’re celebrating with family or attending a Zoom gathering, mimosas are the perfect holiday cocktail. They’re refreshing, simple, and festive. For this cocktail recipe, we like to use Little West Orange juice or The Quench.
- ¼ cup Orange juice or The Quench juice
- ¾ cup chilled champagne or sparkling white wine
Pour juice and champagne or sparkling wine into a champagne flute or tall wine glass. The juice-to-alcohol ratio can be adjusted based on personal preference.
Mocktail Version: Use sparkling cider, lemon-lime soda, or your favorite sparkling water instead of champagne or sparkling wine.
Celebrate with Family and Friends from Afar
If you can’t be together with family and friends this year, you can still plan a virtual holiday happy hour and have Little West delivered to your loved ones’ doorstep! Take 15% off* all online orders when you buy Little West juices as a gift. Use code HOLIDAY15 at checkout.
Please celebrate responsibly.
*Clink!* Happy Holidays!
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