Don’t forget the wine, champagne, spirits, and cocktails this Holiday season

The Holidays can bring up many uncertainties, but one thing for certain — with good friends and family in your corner, anything is possible! If you are gathering safely, we understand one thing that is an absolute must — being able to get into the holiday season with holiday-themed cocktails and other spirits to make the season festive and merry.

Below please find a Christmas and New Years wine and cocktail guide to make you feel festive, even if there may be some uncertainties this Holiday season.

FESTIVE COCKTAILS

CÎROC POMEGRANATE JEWEL

Ingredients

1 oz CÎROC Pomegranate

.5 oz Grenadine

Sparkling Wine

Glass: Coupe

Garnish: Lemon twist

Method

Add CÎROC Pomegranate and Grenadine in a mixing glass. Add ice and gently stir. Strain into a glass (no ice). Top off with Sparkling Wine and garnish.

CASA BELLS

Ingredients

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco

1 oz. Fresh Cranberry Juice

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

.25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Method

Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously, and fine strain into rocks glass. Add ice, garnish with 3 fresh cranberries through skewer, and add dill sprig over top.

Pommy Garden

Ingredients

1.5 oz / 50ml Belvedere Vodka

.75 oz / 20ml Pomegranate Juice

.75 oz / 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice

.25 oz / 10ml Simple Syrup

Handful of Fresh Mint

Method

Gently press mint and simple syrup in the base of a mixing tin. Combine remaining ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Fine strain into coupette and garnish with a lemon twist.

ESPRESSO MARTINI

Ingredients

2 oz / 60 ml Belvedere Vodka

.75 oz / 20 ml Coffee Liqueur

1 Shot Espresso

Ice

Method

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three espresso beans.

BLACKBERRY & LEMONGRASS SOUR

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Belvedere Blackberry & Lemongrass

¾ oz Dry Vermouth

2 Whole Fresh Blackberries

¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz Egg White

¾ oz Honey Water

2 Fresh Blackberries

Sprig of Mint

Method

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Add cubed ice and shake again vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled coupette. Garnish.

BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2 oz BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum

1 Sugar Cube* or ½ oz Simple Syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters

*if using Sugar Cube add 1/4 oz of water

Method

Add all ingredients into a rocks glass. Fill with ice. Stir until well mixed and very cold. Garnish with an orange peel twist.

Jameson Cold Brew Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

2 Parts Jameson Cold Brew

5 Parts Hot Chocolate

Method

Whisk together in a small pan and heat to simmer

Optional (But Recommended) Garnish:

Mini Marshmallows

Chocolate Squares

Crushed Graham Cracker Rim

Absolut Jingle Buck

Ingredients

1 Part Absolut Vodka

¾ Part Cranberry Juice

¾ Part Lime Juice

2 Parts Ginger Ale

Method

Add all ingredients to a glass filled with ice. Stir briefly. Garnish with 2 fresh cranberries and one rosemary sprig.

Hot Paloma

Ingredients

1 2/3 Parts Altos Plata

1 Part Grapefruit Juice

Dry Sparkling Wine To Top

Method

Build ingredients in glass with ice. Stir. Top with dry sparkling wine. Garnish with grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig (optional).

NOLET’S Silver Holiday Gin + Soda

Ingredients

1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin

3 oz. Soda Water

Cranberries

Fresh Rosemary

Method

Pour NOLET’S Silver over ice in a balloon glass then add soda water and garnish.

Festive Fizz

Ingredients

1.5 oz PATRÓN Reposado

.75 Simple Syrup

.75 Lemon juice

1 oz Pomegranate juice

1 oz Cranberry juice

2 oz soda water

Method

Combine all ingredients except soda water in a shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a rosemary spring.

HOT BUTTERED TODDY

Ingredients

1.5 parts Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

6 parts Orange & Spice tea (hot)

¾ part Cinnamon-brown sugar syrup*

½ teaspoon butter

Method

Combine all ingredients in a hot toddy glass or mug and stir. Garnish with grated cinnamon.

Chai Tequila Caliente

Ingredients

1 oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado

½ oz. Blood Orange Puree

1 oz. Agave Nectar

4 oz. Hot Chai Tea

3 Whole Cloves

Whipped Cream

Cinnamon powder

Orange peel

Method

In a coffee mug, combine all the ingredients and top with whipped cream, cinnamon powder and orange peel. Serve hot.

Holiday Christmas Punch

Ingredients

Tequila Cazadores Reposado

10–12 cups of water

3 cups of sugar

1 Piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar)

8 guavas (fresh or canned)

6 small sugar cane sticks (if available)

½ cup of raisins

4 slices of orange

1 cinnamon stick

1 cup hibiscus flower

1 sliced apple

1 sliced pear

Method

Put hot water in a pot and add all ingredients. Boil together for 30 minutes and serve in a coffee mug. Add 1 oz Tequila Cazadores Reposado, cinnamon stick and a teaspoon to stir and eat the caramelized fruit.

FLY BY DAY

Ingredients

1.5 Parts SVEDKA Citron

0.75 Parts Pomegranate Juice

0.75 Parts Defrosted Lemonade Concentrate

0.25 Parts Fresh Lime Juice

2 Drops Orange Blossom Water

Splash Sparkling Wine

Method

COMBINE all ingredients

SHAKE over ice

STRAIN into Champagne Flute prepared with red sugar rim

TOP with sparkling wine

WINTER APPLE TODDY

Ingredients

50ml (2oz) Glenmorangie A Tale of Winter

75ml (2.5oz) Pressed Apple Juice

25ml (.8oz) Lemon Juice

1 dessert spoon honey (to taste)

Method

Pour ingredients (except whisky) into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on low heat. Do not allow to boil. Pour whisky into glass and top with hot ingredients.

Winter Chai

Ingredients

1.5 part Mijenta Tequila Reposado

.5 part Chai Syrup

.5 Vermouth

.75 part Lemon Juice

Method

Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice.

Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with lemon peel and mint with confectioner sugar.

The Zobo Daiquiri

Ingredients

2oz Equiano light

1 oz Sorrel syrup/liqueur

1oz lime Juice

1⁄2 oz sugar syrup

Method

Put all ingredients in a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake until cold and double strain into a stemmed cocktail glass or coupette. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.

Snow Bird

Ingredients

2 parts Plume & Petal Lemon Drift

1 part pomegranate juice

3 parts soda water

Method

Combine all ingredients in a Collins glass with ice. Stir slightly to combine

Noche Buena

Ingredients

2 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico

½ part Absinthe

1 part St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Method

Pour absinthe into a rocks glass; swirl to coat, and discard liqueur. Stir all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Torched, smoky rosemary sprig for garnish.

Great Jones Distilling Co. Broadway Cup

“Warm baking spice mingles our Four Grain Bourbon and local cold brew coffee with coconut milk adding a layer of rich creaminess.” — Stephen Denaro

Ingredients

1.5 oz Great Jones Four Grain

1 oz Cold Brew Coffee

1 oz Spiced Honey

0.75 Coconut Milk

Method

Shake and strain over crushed ice in a Julep Cup. Garnish with grated Cinnamon.

Gold Fashioned

Ingredients

1oz Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey

0.5oz Cointreau

0.25oz Kahlua

3 Dashes of orange bitters

Sprinkle of gold flake for garnish

Proper Cider

Ingredients

2 parts Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

3 parts Warm Apple Cider

Cinnamon stick (optional)

Method

Combine warm apple cider and Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Añejo Old Fashioned

Ingredients

3 oz. Los Arango Añejo Tequila

½ oz. Agave Syrup

3–4 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Orange Peel

Method

Combine all ingredients except for the tequila into an Old Fashioned glass. Lightly muddle the ingredients. Place a large cube of ice into the glass. Add Los Arango Añejo and stir. Flame and express an orange peel over the glass then place a fresh orange peel in the glass.

The Wendy Bird

Ingredients

2 oz Vera Wang PARTY

1 oz soda water

.25 Bianco Bitter Liqueur

.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz sage syrup (Boil sage with water for 15 minutes. Then add equal parts sugar to the mixture. Mix and let sit to cool)

1 oz pear juice

3–4 pieces of sage

Method

Combine all ingredients except for the soda water and prosecco in a shaker. Shake and strain into a flute. Top with a splash of soda water and 2 ounces of Vera Wang PARTY Prosecco. Finish with a fresh piece of sage.

Farmhouse Buck

Ingredients

2 dashes angostura bitters

6 small chunks fresh pear

.25 oz lemon juice

1.5 oz J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey The Gael

Method

Muddle pear, angostura, and lemon juice; add J.J. Corry The Gael; hard shake, strain into highball glass over fresh ice; top with ginger beer; garnish with any combination of pear slice, candied ginger, or cinnamon stick.

Malibu Fizz

Ingredients

1 part Malibu Original

1 part Fresh lime juice

1 part Cranberry juice

Top up with Sparkling wine

Edible glitter

Method

Wet the rim of a glass and dip it in edible glitter (optional). Pour Malibu, lime juice and cranberry juice. Top up with sparkling wine and enjoy!

Camarena El Diablo

Ingredients

1.5 oz. Camarena Silver or Resposado

.75 oz. Crème de cassis

3 oz. Ginger Beer

.5 oz. Lime juice

Method

Add ingredients into an ice-filled mule mug or cantarito, and stir together to combine/chill. Garnish.

Crowned Cranberry Buck

Ingredients

1.5 oz Crown Royal Deluxe

.5 oz lemon juice

1 oz cranberry juice

2 oz ginger beer (to fill)

Fresh cranberries & rosemary sprig for garnish

Method

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker (except ginger beer) add ice and shake. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary sprig.

Holiday Mimosa

Ingredients

1.5 parts SKYY Infusions® Pineapple

0.75 part grapefruit juice

0.75 simple syrup

Top with Cinzano® Prosecco

Method

Add all ingredients to shaker tin except sparkling wine. Shake and strain into glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish.

Chloe Wine Collection’s Pomegranate Royale

Ingredients

1 piece crystallized ginger, halved

1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds

2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

1/2 ounce ginger liqueur

1 ounce pomegranate juice

5 ounces Prosecco Rosé

Method

Put 1 piece crystallized ginger and the pomegranate seeds in a champagne flute. Top with the bitters. Pour in the ginger liqueur and pomegranate juice. Top with the sparkling wine and garnish with the remaining crystallized ginger.

DARK CHOCOLATE OLD FASHIONED

Created by Cristobal Srokowski, Ron Abuelo Global Brand Ambassador

Ingredients

2 oz. Ron Abuelo Two Oaks

1/3 oz. Simple syrup (2:1)

1/3 oz. Dark chocolate liqueur

5 Dashes Angostura bitters

Method

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass. Pour into a tumbler over ice and garnish with a pink grapefruit peel and cherry.

St. Nick’s Sour

Ingredients

2 oz Bib & Tucker 6-Year-Old Small Batch Bourbon

.75 oz Sour cherries syrup

.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Dash of Angostura bitters

Lemon wedge

Method

Serve in a double rocks glass over ice.

Buñuelo Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2 oz. Dano’s Añejo

.5 oz Spiced Cinnamon Syrup (Cinnamon, Anise, Lime Oils)

4 Dashes Bitters

Method

Stir and strain, garnish with lime peel or Buñuelo

RED

2018 Etude Grace Benoist Ranch Estate Carneros Pinot Noir

The Etude Carneros Pinot Noir is a true reflection of the winery’s estate vineyard, Grace Benoist Ranch. A blend of the best grapes from individual vineyard parcels on the Ranch, this wine tells the story of a particular vintage from a unique place.

2018 Stags’ Leap 125th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is synonymous with Napa Valley and has always been a mainstay in the winemaking program at Stags’ Leap Winery. This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of estate fruit and grapes from select Napa Valley growers with a focus on sourcing from the valley floor.

2017 Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Petit Sirah

Petit Sirah is a varietal that is enhanced by the deliberate diversity of our vineyard sites. Grapes from the vineyards located on our estate’s deep, rocky soils make up the backbone of this Napa Valley Petit Sirah. Carefully selected fruit from both northern vineyards in Calistoga and St. Helena and southern vineyards in Oakville, Oak Knoll and Coombsville are added to intensify and broaden the wine’s profile to include floral, spice and fruit characteristics.

2018 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

For more than 100 years, Beaulieu Vineyard has been setting the standard for rich, classic Napa Valley wines. Its legacy honors the marriage between state-of-the-art technology and gentle, traditional winemaking methods, a combination that enhances the expression of our remarkable vineyard terroir. From Calistoga in the north to Carneros in the south, the Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley wines reflect this region’s diverse terroir with classic varietal character.

Unánime Gran Vino Tinto

The Unánime Gran Vino Tinto is a rich, dense red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc that is certain to elevate your holiday table. Deep cherry-red in color, this blend stands out for the intensity of its fruit flavors and its aromatic complexity. It offers aromas of tobacco and chocolate, along with a touch of black pepper and some fleshy notes.

Meiomi Cabernet Sauvignon

Toast to thefholiday season with Meiomi’s 2020 champion of flavor, Cabernet Sauvignon, that launched last October. The Cabernet Sauvignon is made with expressive aromas of juicy blackberry, boysenberry, and bramble, along with notes of toasty vanilla and graham cracker.

Cavit Merlot

With its ruby red color and round notes of plum, red cherry and a hint of chocolate, it’s a varietal that thrives in Trentino’s environment. A perfect companion to grilled meats and most full-flavored dishes. Serve at room temperature.

Apothic Cab

Apothic Cab offers the big presence of a classic Cab with a silky touch. Signature layers of blackberry compote and black currant wrap around hints of mocha and vanilla.

Apothic Merlot

Reveals depths of black cherry, boysenberry and wild blueberries with subtle hints of vanilla and coconut. Portions of this wine were oak-aged for 3–4 months to preserve elegant fruit characteristics.

Apothic Pinot Noir

Unveils layers of bright ripe cherry and crushed raspberries, with a dash of red currant. Pinot Noir is drier and underscores the dark side of Apothic wine. The grapes were destemmed with marginal crushing and cold soaked overnight to encourage extraction of the fruit’s alluring color and tannins.

Cakebread Cellars 2018 Suscol Springs Cabernet Sauvignon

Cakead Cellars’ newest Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve wine is sourced exclusively from their Suscol Springs Estate Vineyard in southern Napa Valley. The wine has a complex nose of blackberry, fresh boysenberry, and violet with attractive hints of gravel. On the palate, layered, fresh expressions of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherry are balanced by fresh acidity and supported by a firm tannic structure. The finish reveals a hint of minerality underlying the deep, dark fruit.

Ruffino’s 2017 Modus Toscana IGT

Ruffino 2017 Modus Toscana IGT is an intense ruby red wine that will tie together any holiday meal. The rich aromas of mature red and black fruits, think cherries, plums, and small black berries, with hints of spices, sweet tobacco and refined balsamic notes pair perfectly with family favorites: manicotti with Bolognese sauce, roasted ham, or an outstanding charcuterie board. Prego!

Josh Cellars Reserve North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

This Reserve wine from Josh Cellars, America’s #1 premium wine brand, is fruit forward and balanced, bursting with aromas of dark fruits and toasted nuts with hints of blackcurrant and rose petal. Rich flavors of dark cherries, hazelnuts, mocha, and a touch of vanilla lead into a long finish with round and smooth tannins.

Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

Share or gift a bottle of Pasqua’s Amarone della Valpolicella 2016 this year from their ever popular Famiglia Pasqua collection. It’s sure to be a wintertime hit with sweet notes of vanilla mixed with spicy tones of cocoa and tobacco. If you’d rather not share this red gem, enjoy a glass (or more… we don’t judge) alongside savory holiday favorites like a roast, mashed potatoes, or baked ham.

2019 Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon

Named for the Iron Corral Vineyard in Napa Valley, 2019 Iron Corral Cabernet Sauvignon and is the first new estate wine from the Hess Collection in two decades. The ideal balance of Mountain and Valley Floor Estates, this wine delivers beautiful, full fruit retention, enhanced by the complexity we have come to expect by integrating structured fruit from our mountain vineyards. Iron Corral Cabernet is complex yet accessible, designed for immediate enjoyment with the capability to age gracefully and be savored for years to come.

Landmark 2019 Grand Detour Pinot Noir

This 2019 Grand Detour Pinot Noir was sourced from Landmark’s historic Hop Kiln Estate located on Westside Road. The iconic stone Hop Kiln, built in 1905 and registered as a California Historical Landmark, is in the heart of the famed Russian River Valley affectionately known as “The Middle Reach”. Working closely with Estate Vineyard Manager David Smith, we were able to harvest the fruit at optimum timing while employing our best practices in the vineyard.

Crafting this wine from Estate fruit gives winemaker Greg Stach opportunities to select his favorite blocks with unique grape and rootstock combinations. Delivering the night harvested hand-picked and field sorted grapes to the winery in the early morning hours retains the integrity and desired characteristics of the fruit. The 2019 growing season at Hop Kiln was without the roller coaster heat events that unnaturally hasten maturity, therefore producing grapes of ideal sugar to acid balance, leading to a rich and balanced wine for your enjoyment.

To Kalon Vineyard Company Eliza’s 2018

Brand new to the market, this blend produces one of the most compelling examples of Napa Valley wine, with Cabernet Franc at the forefront, bringing exotic spice notes and floral aromas, and Cabernet Sauvignon providing weight, structure, and a deep, rich, black fruit character. The combination is rare and uniquely To Kalon — a wine that is effusive and exuberant now, but one that will age for decades to come.

Casillero del Diablo Carmenere

This medium-bodied, certified vegan wine showcases lovely fruit aromas and flavors of dark plums and black currant, dark chocolate with hints of spice, coffee, and toast from aging in French oak barrels. Deep purple in color, this soft textured, well-structured Carmenere culminates in a fruit focused finish and is the perfect under $15 bottle to sip and share.

Named the #2 most powerful wine brand in the world four years in a row, and Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 New World Winery of the Year, Casillero del Diablo is at the forefront of the world’s attention with this South American gem, sparking a uniquely Chilean sense of adventure in every glass.

Nipozzano Chianti Rufina 2017

You can always dream of a white Christmas, but you may prefer a red when it comes to what’s in hand. Intense ruby-red color with aromas of red fruits and citrus which collide into a seductive combination of elegance and intensity. Notes of spices and vanilla enhance the tasting experience and guide your exploration of this rich, dense and balanced palate. This wine is emblematic of Castello Nipozzano, the historic Frescobaldi estate located a few miles north-east of Florence: Nipozzano Riserva is symbolic of the Tuscan wine-making tradition and the continuing pursuit of and respect for unique terroir.

Joyful Heart Limited Reserve Red Blend

A full bodied 2019 vintage with a beautiful dark ruby rich color, and has aromas of blueberry, black cherry, cedar and plum. Fermented in small lots using handcrafted winemaking techniques and matured for 22 months in a combination of new and seasoned two-year-old and neutral French Oak Barrels, the wine will continue to evolve in balance, length, and complexity over the next ten years.

2018 Smith & Hook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles)

The fruit for this reserve wine is sourced from three distinguished vineyards: Estrella River Ranch, Cass and San Juan North, resulting in a seductive deep brick red with aromas of red cherries, cassis, cedar, warm gravel and graphite.

WHITE

Ecco Domani Italian Pinot Grigio

Ecco Domani offers a Pinot Grigio with light citrus and delicate floral aromas, tropical fruits, and a crisp refreshing finish. With roots from Northeastern Italy, the high-altitude region is ideally suited to producing some of the best Italian Pinot Grigio grapes- crisp and elegant. Because of Ecco Domani’s crisp and refreshing finish, the wine pairs perfectly with foods like seafood and poultry dishes.

Unánime Chardonnay

The Unánime Chardonnay from Mascota’s vineyard in Gualtallary, Uco Valley is a well-balanced white with impressive depth that is fit for any of your planned festivities. This wine exhibits enticing aromas of tropical fruit, lively acidity, and a distinct sensation of flinty minerality. On the palate, there are attractive notes of brioche, vanilla, and spice that lead to a long, creamy textured finish.

Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The Villa Maria Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 showcases the youthful, fresh and vibrant characteristics of Marlborough. Initially, the cool climate Awatere aromas jump out of the glass, such as lemongrass, jalapeño peppers, and fresh herbs. In contrast, the Wairau Valley has warmer summer months, influencing vineyards to produce an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavors.

Create the perfect moment by enjoying this world-famous Sauvignon Blanc the Kiwi way by pairing it with oysters or grilled seafood for a light, refreshing dinner, or share a glass with friends while relaxing by the fire.

Hallmark Channel Wines “Joy”

Joy’s 2019 crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc has notes of tropical fruits, white peach, and ripe pineapple. Juicy, fresh and lively citrus fruit flavors come alive in a joyous finish.

Joyful Heart White Blend

This White Blend is bright and textured, with a fragrant mix of white peach, tropical fruit, and fresh flowers. A harmonious blend, this crisp and refreshing white blend is rooted in Sauvignon Blanc, with a splash of Chardonnay.

Landmark 2019 Overlook Chardonnay

The 2019 Overlook Chardonnay was crafted from 42 separate blocks of grapes sourced from premium Sonoma County vineyards. Working closely with our grower partners throughout the growing season in such prestigious appellations such as the Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Carneros and the Russian River Valley gives winemaker Greg Stach the high-quality fruit this bottling deserves. Enjoy this award-winning Chardonnay with family and friends.

SPARKLING

Veuve Clicquot Cassette Tapes & Yellow Label

This holiday season, Veuve Clicquot offers its new Clicquot Tape which welcomes the iconic Yellow Label cuvée. For several years now, Veuve Clicquot celebrates the House’s prevailing love for beautiful objects by marrying beauty, style and utility to create unique objects that spark aesthetic, joyful and positive emotions. The Clicquot Tape is a walk down memory lane with its throwback to the ’70s and ’80s — the ultimate gift of nostalgia for the retro friend in your life.

Even better, the gift is complete with exclusive Spotify playlists curated to complete and enrich the experience. Scan the QR code on the Tape to get in the mood and access the Veuve Clicquot playlists on Spotify, including the “So Retro” playlist to be enjoyed with this Yellow Label.

La Grande Dame 2012 x Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Bottle

La Grande Dame by Veuve Clicquot champagne’s collaboration with world-renowned Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is back by popular demand & a must-have this holiday season. La Grande Dame’s 2012 Vintage Champagne is adorned with Kusama’s signature polka dots — perfect gift for the art + wine lovers alike.

For background, La Grande Dame (meaning “The Great Lady”) is a champagne created in honor of Madame Clicquot, who trailblazed the industry with her innovations and audacity as a female entrepreneur in the early 1800s. As a modern-day La Grande Dame and iconic name in the design and art world, Yayoi Kusama infuses her signature dots and artistic style into these limited-edition pieces.

Krug 2008

Every Krug Vintage celebrates the distinct character of a particular year. It is a blend of the most expressive wines from a single year enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Every vintage is different: it is the music of the year, captured by Krug. Balancing structured freshness and diverse flavors, Krug 2008 exhibits both power and elegance with a textured and intense mouthfeel — very characteristic of the year’s wines.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2013

Every Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage tells the singular story of a specific year. The Grand Vintage 2013 expression inspires a new way to celebrate and elevates the moments that you share with friends featuring splendid wine and food pairings. With autumnal aromas, an energetic balance and a chiseled structure characterize the Grand Vintage 2013. Whether you are making a holiday toast or commemorating a milestone, Grand Vintage 2013 is an exquisite wine that will make any holiday occasion feel even more special.

Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé

The Holidays are the perfect time to create dazzling moments with those around you in celebration of being surrounded by those you love. Moët & Chandon’s NIRO is a bright coral color with intense rose golf reflections. On the nose, the intense fruitiness of mature red fruits, strawberry soup, raspberry and pomegranate balance notes of sweet spices (vanilla, brown sugar) and hints of fresh mint.

Moët Impérial

During the holiday season, Moët & Chandon is the most timeless champagne that is sure to bring elegance and magic to all celebrations. The Impérial Brut is Moët & Chandon’s iconic champagne distinguished by a vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus, freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, and elegance of blond notes. Moët & Chandon’s Rosé Imperial is a spontaneous and romantic expression of the brand’s style, distinguished by bright fruitiness, floral nuances of rose and a slight hint of pepper.

Unánime 2020 Sparkling

Everyone enjoys a bit of bubbly to mark a successful holiday celebration. Pop open Unánime 2020 Sparkling to enhance the already joyful mood of your holiday party. This creamy sparkling wine boasts intense aromas of buttercream and honey, with an unctuous and elegant finish.

Cinzano Prosecco

High quality D.O.C prosecco made with a blend of Glera, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay grapes from Veneto region of Italy. It has a sweet scent and a soft touch in the mouth and as such, it is perfect as an Aperitivo for everyday enjoyment on its own or in cocktails like the Aperol Spritz. Also, easy to pair with seafood, white meat and vegetables, even when citrus fruits are used in preparation. Best enjoyed by the glass or in cocktails such as the Aperol Spritz, Negroni Sbagliato, Bicicletta, Mimosas & more! Available on Drizly and ReserveBar.com

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs in Second Skin

Comprised of 100% Chardonnay grapes from various years and the emblem of the Ruinart taste, with its aromatic freshness. Flavor profile is crisp and elegant, with notes of juicy citrus and tropical fruits underlined by fresh spices like ginger and cardamom

Della Vite Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G

Whether gifting your favorite host or pairing with a holiday meal, Della Vite Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G is an exceptional quality wine with aromas of citrus blossom and olive, made exclusively from handpicked Glera grapes, grown on the upper elevation of the valley of Valdobbiadene.

Champagne Lallier

Previously sold mainly in Michelin starred European restaurants and specialty shops, this boutique Grand Cru Champagne recently expanded into the U.S., just in time for the holiday season.

The Maison’s flagship Serie R. and signature Blanc de Blancs offer the perfect pairing for both hosts and guests to enjoy.

G.H. Mumm Champagne

G.H. Mumm Champagne is the perfect bottle to pop open for all your celebrations, no matter how big or small. Our signature cuvée, Grand Cordon Brut has complex flavors of ripe fruit, vanilla, and caramel that morph into a long, satisfying finish. The iconic bottle with Mumm’s signature red ribbon is holiday-ready to celebrate and toast every moment shared with loved ones this season!

Luminore Prosecco Superiore by La Marca

La Marca’s Finest Sparkling Wine, featuring delicate aromas of white flowers and stone-fruits complement the soft, creamy-texture. Make sure to have on hand for special occasions and starting off the New Year right.

Montelocco Lambrusco Emilia IGP — Semi Sec

This 100% Lambrusco Salamino is aromatic with pleasing scents of local herbs and juicy black cherries. The off- dry structure is balanced with vibrant acidity and light tannins for a clean finish.

Spirits

PATRÓN Cask Collection ​Sherry Cask Añejo

PATRÓN Cask Collection ​Sherry Cask Añejo is a remarkably distinctive tequila that has matured for more than two years in oak barrels from Spain that were previously used to produce the finest Oloroso Sherry. PATRÓN Cask Collection Sherry Cask Añejo is characterized by its crystalline, medium gold color and its aroma and taste of caramel, vanilla, clove, walnut and dried fruit.

The sherry barrels also impart a prominent and unmistakable flavor of pecan nuts.​ PATRÓN Cask Collection Sherry Cask Añejo is sold for a suggested retail price of $79 for a 750ml bottle at fine wine and spirits locations exclusively in the U.S.

Lobos 1707 Tequila, Joven

Young in spirit, old in soul, Joven is elevated by being mixed with a measure of Lobos 1707 Tequila, Reposado. The liquid is carbon-filtered, then finished in the brand’s historic Pedro Ximénez (PX) wine barrels using the solera system method, resulting in a more mature flavor profile.

818 Tequila

Founded by Kendall Jenner, 818 Tequila is an award-winning, hand-crafted tequila brand committed to uplifting the women and men who make it. Produced using traditional methods in Jalisco, Mexico at a family-owned-and-operated distillery, the brand has won 16 blind tasting awards across six major industry competitions. Sustainably produced from one hundred percent Weber Blue agaves, 818 Tequila features three variations: Blanco, Reposado and Añejo.

Volcán Cristalino Tequila

Volcán’s premium, aged Tequila Cristalino blends robust notes such as vanilla, caramel, and chocolate, all blended in casks from the old world to create a unique, but deep flavor. This Anejo Cristalino is filtered in order to remove it’s color and accentuate it’s rich flavors.

Volcán Blanco Tequila

Volcán’s Tequila Blanco blends herbal, citrus, and spice notes indicative of the lowlands with fruit notes of cherry, pear, and peach from the highlands. Made with 100% heart, this Blanco is crafted with only the very best agave sourced from each of these distinct regions.

Partida Roble Fino Reposado Cristalino

This stunning bottle sports tequila clear as a diamond with the full flavor of Partida’s Roble Fino Reposado. Aged for 6 months in ex-bourbon barrels followed by 2 months in ex-single malt, sherry-seasoned casks, this first-of-its-kind Cristalino boasts flavors and aromas of dried fruit, cooked agave, toasted oak, vanilla, and nuts that make for an interesting and satisfying sip.

Espolòn Tequila

Espolón Tequila, one of the fastest growing tequilas on the market, is an award-winning collection of super-premium tequilas that celebrates real Mexico and highlights its storied culture through classic 19th century artistry and the iconic roster, a symbol of national pride. Crafted with 100% Weber Blue Agave, these heralded premium tequilas are distilled in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico, and include Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo.

A Night On Earth In Scotland

The Macallan A Night On Earth In Scotland, the first expression in a new annual limited edition gifting series, reveals the story of Scotland’s world-famous Hogmanay and captures the universal joy of celebrating the change of year. Created in collaboration with acclaimed Japanese-French illustrator,

Erica Dorn, A Night On Earth In Scotland features innovative multi-layered packaging that provides an exceptional unboxing experience and showcases Erica’s bespoke abstract designs.

Crafted by Lead Whisky Maker Sarah Burgess, whose fond family memories of Hogmanay were a key influence, A Night On Earth In Scotland is a sweet velvety whisky incorporating evocative flavors including Scottish shortbread, dried oranges and spice.

Dewar’s Discovery Pack

Designed to showcase the blends that have become pillars to the brand, Dewar’s Discovery Pack shines light on their signature double aging process, resulting in an extra smooth taste. The pack is comprised of Dewar’s 12, 15, and 18 year bottles, perfect for intimate tastings or getting creative with cocktails.

The 12 year (750ml) is a direct descendant of the signature blend introduced over a century ago and has notes of citrus, dried fruit and vanilla, while the 15 year has a sweeter, lighter taste with notes of honey, toffee and florals. The Dewar’s 18 year is the perfect after dinner indulgence with notes of fruit, dark chocolate, and marzipan ideal on its own or in a rich Old Fashioned.

Germain-Robin Brandy

The Germain-Robin flagship expression showcases California-grown Colombard grapes, a standard in traditional brandy making. Distilled exclusively in Pruhlo Charentais Pot Stills and aged in Limousin Oak Barrels, Germain-Robin highlights the flavors that make California Brandy one of the most sought after aged spirits.

Glendalough Double Barrel Whiskey

This globally awarded, single grain whiskey has been aged twice for twice the taste — first in American oak Bourbon barrels and again in Spanish oak Oloroso Sherry barrels. It will make you think twice about Irish whiskey. While the Bourbon barrels bring sweetness and smooth vanilla notes, the Oloroso casks layer on depth of dried fruit and Spanish oak spices.

Double Oak Rye Whiskey

After being aged for four years, this award-winning spirit is placed into a second oak barrel to create flavors full of caramel and rich toasted coconut. It’s a straight rye whiskey perfect for the spirit of celebration.

FUJI SINGLE GRAIN WHISKEY

Making its stateside debut for the first time in the brand’s history, FUJI Single Grain Whiskey, the acclaimed and remarkable grain and blended whiskey from Japan launches this month from Mt. Fuji Distillery. Named after one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, Mt. Fuji Distillery is situated just miles from the peak of Mt. Fuji and is one of the very few whiskies in the world to use the mountain’s snowmelt in its production.

Bringing the best of Japanese craftsmanship to life while employing Scottish, American, and Canadian whisk(e)y making methods under a single roof, the Fuji Single Grain Whiskey is blend of three different grain whiskeys, each distilled through these three different production methods, each with their own unique profiles.

The American method features a more heavy, rich, floral fruity style; the Canadian type is medium, luscious, and delicately fruity; and the Scotch method, creates a lighter, soft, yet compelling qualities. The results is a delicately fruity whiskey that is both mellow and multi-layered in profile.

THE BALVENIE TUN 1509 BATCH 8

Tun 1509 Batch 8 is the eighth and final bottling in the highly collectible Tun 1509 series. This exclusive expression showcases the craftsmanship of The Balvenie, featuring an expert combination of 18 of the most rare casks from the distillery each hand-selected by Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE. On the nose, there are sweet flavors of baked citrus tarts intertwined with aromas of orange marmalade and maple syrup. The taste boasts notes of sweetness from perfectly toasted oak to a spiced taste of candied ginger, a hint of cardamom & ground aromatic spices to create a remarkable drinking experience.

MONKEY SHOULDER

Monkey Shoulder is a 100 percent malt whisky and has broken new ground as a marriage of select Speyside single malts to create a smoother, richer taste. With an eye-catching bottle, intriguing name and a mischievous attitude, Monkey Shoulder has created a stir as the Scotch that leaps out from the whisky crowd. Made as authentically as the best-known Scotch whiskies, Monkey Shoulder ditches the stuffy rules by bringing a contemporary, playful style into a world where tradition is the norm.

George Dickel x Leopold Bros Collaboration Blend

The George Dickel x Leopold Bros Collaboration Blend combines Leopold Bros celebrated Three Chamber Rye with our George Dickel never-before-released traditional column still rye, making this the first time a rye whisky distilled at Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. has been released to the market.

The George Dickel x Leopold Bros Collaboration Blend initially boasts a floral nose of lavender, elderflower, and rose balanced by sweet hints of maple syrup, marshmallow, and cocoa. At 100 proof, fans can best enjoy this whisky neat or as part of their favorite cocktails like a Manhattan or Whisky Sour.

ABERFELDY Single Malt Scotch Whisky

ABERFELDY Single Malt Scotch Whisky — the brand known affectionately as ‘The Golden Dram’ stemming from its notable water source, the Pitilie Burn, known for its famed quality and rich deposits of alluvial gold — has the perfect gift for all of the scotch and spirits lovers on your gift list with special offerings tied to the holidays:

For the Spirits Collector with the Killer Bar Cart: The brand is offering special Gold Bar Gift Boxes which will be available across their House of ABERFELDY portfolio (12 Year Old, 16 Year Old and 21 Year Old).

For the Budding Scotch Connoisseur: ABERFELDY will be offering a Trial Pack featuring 200ml bottles of the brand’s core range allowing consumers to sample all three age statements (12 Year Old, 16 Year Old and 21 Year Old).

Starward Nova Australian Whisky

Starward Nova is a single malt whisky elementally matured in Australian red wine barrels for 3 Melbourne years. Starward draws influence from the vibrancy of “big red” wines from southeastern Australia where the distillery team sources barrels from local wineries that previously held Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. This proximity allows the team to maximize the flavor of the wine permeated into the oak, lending a vibrant red ochre color to the final liquid. The full maturation in red wine barrels creates a light and fruity whisky with a long and spicy finish, similar to some of the country’s award-winning wines.

HIGH WEST DOUBLE RYE

Thanks to its balance of cinnamon, anise, and honey, High West Double Rye! stands on its own in cocktails, but is great served neat, with a little water, or on the rocks. Its spirited flavor fortifies classic cocktails like the Manhattan and Old Fashioned. We recommend it for most occasions — sipping it in solitude by a campfire, savoring with favorite old friends, or sharing it with a good-looking stranger.

Basil Hayden

A welcoming and sophisticated bourbon, Basil Hayden is perfect for both new and seasoned bourbon drinkers and is an elevated choice for gifting or entertaining this season.

Bisquit & Dubouché Cognac

New to the US — launched in late October. Avant-garde brand known for 200 years of innovative cognac making and the rebellious spirits of its founders. Unique distillation method relies on intuition over conventional techniques to create its distinctive taste of nuanced floral and fruity aromas.

Santa Teresa 1796 Holiday Gift Set

From the oldest Venezuelan rum brand, Santa Teresa 1796 is one of the first super-premium rums to employ the Solera Method, an artisanal processing method featuring a blend of light, heavy and pot still rums aged 4 to 35 years. Santa Teresa 1796 features a palate that hearkens back to scotch and whisky, with notes of tobacco, leather, molasses, and dark chocolate. Packaged in a stylish value pack accompanied by the limited-edition Cantinero Coffee Bitters created by renowned bartender Julio Cabrera.

Complementing the dry flavor notes of the super-premium rum, the bitters are made from cacao, cracked coffee beans, sarsaparilla — a highly aromatic ground root with a sweet-spicy vanilla flavor — and molasses. The Santa Teresa 1796 gift set will make gift & cocktail creating this a breeze holiday season.

BACARDÍ Coquito

The classic Caribbean holiday beverage, BACARDÍ Coquito, is once again hitting shelves nationwide, after selling out the past two years. Closely following the traditional recipe — used by abuelas around the world — BACARDÍ Coquito combines signature BACARDÍ Superior white rum with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Not your average liqueur, this BACARDÍ specialty comes ready to pour, making it the idyllic gift for the rum and cocktail enthusiasts in your life, while offering a familiar taste of the holidays for those seeking an alternative to their labor-intensive family recipe. BACARDÍ Coquito is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 (750ml) on ReserveBar, Drizly and at select grocery and liquor stores across the country, while supplies last.

Mount Gay Rum Black Barrel

The robust Black Barrel blend is crafted from a blend of intense and aromatic rums, distilled in traditional copper pot and column stills. The rum is matured between 3 to 7 years in American Whiskey casks and then finished for 6 months in deeply charred bourbon casks. This robust and bold rum offers rich notes of spices, gingerbread and toffee. Black Barrel can be enjoyed in craft and classic cocktails such as the Classic Daiquiri and Old Fashioned.

Try mixing up Black Barrel within an Old Fashioned for an original take on your favorite classic cocktail. Or, for the holidays, try out Mount Gay’s new Andean Oak Cask, the perfect gift for hosts and loved ones this season.

Bumbu XO

Bumbu XO is a smooth, rich and complex rum created from scratch and distilled in Panama. It is aged up to 18 years in bourbon barrels and selectively finished in white oak sherry casks. It has aromas of toffee, toasted oak and vanilla, and has hints of orange zest, pepper and coffee on the palate.

COINTREAU

Cointreau is the iconic orange liqueur at the heart of more than 500 of the world’s most celebrated cocktails, including The Original Margarita, The Cosmopolitan, and The Sidecar. The House of Cointreau was founded in 1849 in Angers, France, where Edouard Cointreau perfected the recipe. Blended with sweet and bitter orange peels, Cointreau has a unique, balanced flavor beloved by mixologists and bartenders worldwide.

Grand Marnier Cuveé Louis-Alexandre

A step up from the signature Cordon Rouge and a unique blend of refined V.S.O.P. cognac and Liqueur D ’Orange, the cognacs used in this premium Cuvée come from the finest growing areas in the Cognac region. It contains 82% VSOP cognac from the 5 best crus is best served on the rocks or in Grand Marnier’s signature cocktail, the Grand Louis. This makes it the perfect item to elevate your holiday gifting this year and make your giftee feel grand.

Bombay Bramble Gin

Bombay Bramble will serve as the perfect accoutrement to any holiday bar cart this season thanks to its stunning jewel-toned ruby red coloring. Bombay Bramble has a rich berry flavor because it is made with fresh blackberries and raspberries harvested at their ripest moment which is then perfectly paired with the gin’s bright juniper notes.

Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti and Master Distiller, Dr. Anne Brock spent time refining the balanced, all-natural flavor expression that challenges the common practice of other flavored gins on the market which often use concentrates, additional sugars, and additives to flavor the liquid. To ring in the holiday season, use Bramble to create festive cocktails from a refreshing Bramble & Tonic or a cozy Bramble Mulled Wine.

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Hand foraged in Islay, The Botanist is an ultra-premium gin distilled with 22 hand-foraged botanicals, wild to Scotland. Known for being the heart of classic cocktails including The Martini, The Botanist and Tonic and The Negroni, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin is a bar cart must-have.

Scapegrace Black Gin

New Zealand’s Scapegrace Gin is distilled in a 19th century John Dore whisky still just outside of the North Island’s biggest city. It features 12 botanicals and “water torn from New Zealand’s Southern Alps.”

The Black Gin achieves it’s color through the infused botanicals, which include aronia berry, butterfly pea, saffron, pineapple and sweet potato. Enjoy the light show as it changes color when mixed with tonic water or citrus, becoming various shades of pink and blue. Bottled at 41.6% abv.

On The Rocks

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails are the perfect, and most convenient, way to give thanks to your friends and family without adding to the kitchen clutter. Crafted with all natural ingredients and six different expressions, featuring On The Rocks in your Thanksgiving spread is the only way to guarantee bartender-quality beverages that don’t require a multiple spirits or skills to create cocktails that everyone loves.

On The Rocks premium cocktails can be purchased ahead of time at OTRCocktails.com, or delivered straight to your doorstep Thanksgiving Day using Drizly before appetizers hit the table.

Uptown Cocktails

Add the bold flavors of Uptown Cocktails, a 2021 Product of the Year winner, to your bar cart lineup this holiday season! These easy, premixed drinks are a vibrant, sophisticated blend of wine and natural ingredients — no corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and kosher certified. All seven flavors from of the 1.5-Liter cocktails

NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer

Just in time for the holidays, NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer is launching the first-ever Cranberry seltzer variety pack. Made with vodka, seltzer and real fruit juice, NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer Cranberry is a limited-release offering available only through the 2021 holiday season.

It comes in four cranberry flavors: Classic Cranberry, Cranberry Orange, Cranberry Grapefruit and Cranberry Apple and is currently available in 10 states: NY, MA, NJ, RI, DE, FL, OH, ID, WI, CO and in select markets in: DC, MD, IL, AZ, WA, GA. In addition to the cranberry pack, NÜTRL also offers a 6-count variety core pack with flavors Raspberry, Watermelon and Pineapple. Starting in 2022, NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer’s core pack will be available nationwide. Available in stores, including Total Wine and Drizly.

Golden Rule Spirits Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned has long been the gold standard for spirit forward cocktails. Whiskey, bitters, sugar and citrus; understated ingredients balanced perfectly to provide an ideal sipping experience. Golden Rule’s Old Fashioned stays true to the drinks’ original roots, using all-natural ingredients and a hand crafted three-year-old bourbon. The destination-inspired RTD is easy to transport, ready to share, and boasts an old-school label.

Party Can

Party Can, the world’s first large craft canned cocktail line, is the ultimate entertaining hack when the holiday season starts to get too hectic….offering 12 delicious craft cocktails in every can by renowned mixologist Scott Baird (from Trick Dog bar in SF, a staple on world’s best bar lists). When talking to your friends, checking other holiday needs call instead of whipping up cocktails en masse in the kitchen, Party Can happily turns you into an instant mixologist for gatherings, with premium quality pre-mixes that only require you to chill, shake and pour out.

Share the craft cocktail love this holiday season and try/gift Party Can’s Cosmicpolitan (a passionfruit take on the Cosmo, fitting for SATC’s return this December), Gold Rush Old Fashioned (which can double as a hot toddy warmed up stoveside!) or Triple Spice Margarita flavors. Or, try all three with the variety pack!

Leilo

Dubbed as “calm in a can,” Leilo is a ready-to-drink, non-alcoholic relaxing beverage made with kava root extract, the amino acid I-theanine and vitamin B6. Three properties whose effects promote calm and relaxation in the mind.

The relaxing, non-alcoholic beverages are packaged in tall slim cans and they can be found in flavors such as Lemon Ginger, Raspberry Hibiscus, Blackberry Orange and Tango Berry, which shares the taste of juicy mango and tangerine. There’s also coconut pineapple mango Leilo lite, a limited-edition product that offers a calming experience with just 10 calories and less than a single gram of sugar.

These are perfect to enjoy during the stresses of the holiday or you’re looking for an alcohol alternative.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food, and more! Based in New York City

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Tony Bowles, Contributing Columnist

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food, and more! Based in New York City