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Festive Winter Cocktails

Festive Winter Cocktails
Just in time for New Years Eve! Here are several festive winter cocktails inspired by the season!
Special thanks to ONEHope Wines + Beth for their help and assistance!
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festive winter cocktails
festive winter cocktails
festive winter cocktails
Ingredients Needed:
• 2 parts ONEHope Sparkling Brut Wine
• 1.5 parts St. Germaine
• 2 parts Club Soda
• Ice

Directions:
1. Fill cup with ice
2. Add sparkling wine, St. Germaine + club soda (in that order)
3. Cheers to a new year!
festive winter cocktails
festive winter cocktails
festive winter cocktails
festive winter cocktails
Ingredients:
 ONEHope Sparkling Brut Wine
• Cranberry Syrup (see directions below)
• Club Soda

Directions
Cranberry Syrup:

1. Combine 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water in a sauce pan + bring to boil
2. Add in 1 cup of fresh cranberries
3. Stir for 1-2 minutes while boiling
4. Remove from heat + pour mixture through a strainer into a glass to remove cranberries
5. Set syrup aside until mixing in drink.

Drink:
1. Pour 2 parts sparkling wine with 1 part club soda
2. Add in cranberry syrup till appropriate tartness is achieved

festive winter cocktails
festive winter cocktails
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festive winter cocktails
festive winter cocktails
Ingredients:
• Hot cocoa
• Milk/Soy Milk
• Peppermint Schnapps

Directions:
1. Prepare hot chocolate as preferred using either milk or water (up to you!)
2. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of peppermint schnapps
3. Garnish with whipped cream or candy cane

Enjoy these festive winter cocktails, and let me know how you like them!

[All photos by Samantha Zachrich for From Rain to Shine. Special thanks to Beth Phillips and ONEHope Wine.]

Three Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Inspired Cocktails
A couple weeks ago, I decided to bring on my good friend Beth to be the cocktail contributor for From Rain to Shine. Expect to see some delicious cocktail recipes coming up in 2014! Beth works for ONEHOPE wine, an awesome company who donates parts of their proceeds to various non-profit organizations. She came up with these three holiday cocktails inspired by the season to make your festivities a bit more holly and jolly.
Santa's Cider Cocktail
Santa's Cider Cocktail
Santa's Cider Cocktail
Santa's Cider Cocktail
Santa Cider Cocktail
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Ingredients need:
• 2 cups sparkling wine or champagne
• 2 cups pear juice
• 2 cups apple cider
• 4 oz. whiskey (any of your favorites!)
• Cinnamon + sugar (to line the rim)

Directions:
• To line the rim, dip the rim of the flute in water and place into your cinnamon and sugar mixture. Be careful of sugar clumps!
• Add equal parts pear juice, apple cider + sparkling wine.
• Enjoy with your friends and family!

Spiked Coffee Cocktail
Spiked Coffee Cocktail

Spiked Hot Coffee
Spiked Coffee
Spiked Hot Coffee
Ingredients:
• Fresh brewed coffee
• Bailey’s Irish Cream
• Whipped cream
• Edible red sparkles
• Crushed candy cane
• Sugar (to line rim)

Directions:
• Line the rim of your mug with sugar (dip rim into water and then into sugar bowl)
• Brew coffee and pour into mugs
• Add equal amount of Bailey’s to the coffee
• Top with whipped cream
• Add sprinkles and peppermint for decor
• Enjoy by the fire

Sparkling Pomegranate
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

Ingredients:
• 2 cups sparkling wine (we used ONEHOPE)
• 2 tbs Rose grenadine
• 3 sugar cubes
• Pomegranate seeds

Directions:
• Add rose grenadine and sparkling wine
• Slowly add several sugar cubes to each glass
• Garnish with pomegranate seeds
• Bring in Christmas or the new year with this festive cocktail

A very special thank you to ONEHOPE for letting us use your incredible space, and to Beth Phillips for helping prepare/style/hand model and taste test the cocktails! Enjoy these festive beverages and have a wonderful holiday season, and I highly recommend checking out ONEHOPE and all the great things they do!
[All photos taken by Jess]