Make Your Spirits Brighter with Fresh Herbs

Festive Flavorful Cocktails

It’s beginning to look a lot like… cocktails! Sip some extra cheer this season with a few festive drink recipes. After all, Tis the season to get tipsy.

Cranberry-Ginger Fizz

Ginger beer gets a festive boost with the addition of fresh cranberries and rosemary! Sleigh your way through holiday brunch with this tasty treat. 

  • 6 Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 ounce Gin
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 6 ounces Ginger Beer
  • That’s Tasty Fresh Rosemary Sprig, garnish
  • Orange Slice, garnish
  • Ice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Muddle fresh cranberries and sugar in the bottom of a rocks glass.
  2. Add gin, triple sec and ginger beer.
  3. Drop in a few ice cubes and then garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig and orange slice. Enjoy immediately.

Sparkling Mint Julep

Skip that regular glass of bubbles and try our revamp of a classic cocktail recipe. You’ll want to sip on these every day from Christmas to New Years.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 That’s Tasty Fresh Mint Leaves + more for garnish
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 3 ounces Brut Champagne, chilled
  • 1/2 ounce Bourbon, chilled
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon Twist, garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour sugar into the bottom of a champagne glass.
  2. Add chilled champagne, bourbon and a dash of bitters.
  3. Slap fresh mint leaves against your hand to wake up the herb’s essence. Garnish champagne glass with fresh mint and a lemon twist. Enjoy immediately.

Note: We like to keep the bourbon in the freezer (therefore ice is not needed in this recipe).

Jingle Juice Sangria

Impress your holiday guests with this refreshing party-sized sipper! You’ll be jingling your way through New Years in no time.

  • 1 clamshell of That’s Tasty Fresh Basil
  • 1 Red Apple, chopped
  • 1 Orange, cut into slices
  • 3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • ½ cup White Rum
  • 1 bottle of Tempranillo (or your favorite Spanish Red Wine)
  • Ice, for serving

Directions:

  1. Muddle 5-7 basil leaves, fresh fruit and brown sugar in a large pitcher with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add orange juice, rum and red wine. Then stir to combine.
  3. Taste to see if you’d like more sugar. Sprinkle with additional fresh basil before serving (because it’s pretty).
  4. Serve over ice and garnish with an optional orange slice.

Note: You can substitute the rum with brandy, if preferred.


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