4 Wintry Signature Cocktails to Spread Holiday (and Wedding) Cheer!

Food & Drink
Signature Wedding Cocktail Idea - Gin Nolita

Photo: Courtesy of Nolet

Whether you're having a winter wedding or just looking for a fun, festive drink to serve friends and family this holiday season, these signature cocktail recipes incorporate some of the tastiest flavors of the season.

Silver Nolita (above)
.5 oz. NOLET'S Silver Dry Gin
.375 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
.375 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
.375 oz. Aperol
.25 oz. Orgeat

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

"Warm holiday spices work in tandem with the Nolita," says the drink's creator, Jaren Singh, Portfolio Mixologist of Nolet Spirits USA. "Think roasted almonds with paprika, a charcuterie platter, or baked pear with a balsamic drizzle."

Signature Wedding Cocktail idea - Winter Lemonade

Photo: Courtesy of Nolet

Silver Winter Lemonade
1.25 oz. NOLET's Silver Dry Gin
1 oz. Meyer lemon juice
4 oz. Filtered water
1 Tablespoon baker's sugar

Combine all ingredients except water, in a mixing glass with ice. Shake and pour contents directly into a Collins glass. Top with filtered water and grated Meyer lemon zest.

Winter is peak season for Meyer lemons, says Singh. "Their slightly bitter profile combined with a little bit of sugar rounds out for a well-balanced cocktail," he says.

Signature Wedding Cocktail idea - Pumpkin Flip

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Silver Pumpkin Flip
1.25 oz. NOLET'S Silver Dry Gin
1 oz. Pumpkin Puree
1 Whole Egg
.5 oz. Maple Syrup
1 Bar Spoon Sugar

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Dry shake until emulsified (about one minute). Add ice and shake again, vigorously. Double strain into a martini glass. Dust the top with nutmeg to garnish.

Serve this tasty pumpkin treat with dessert, says Singh. But keep the options light and delicate—think French vanilla macaroons.

Signature Wedding Cocktail idea - Holiday Tea

Photo: Courtesy of Nolet

Silver Holiday Tea
1 oz. NOLET'S Silver Dry Gin
.5 oz. Allspice Dram
4 oz. Black Tea
1 Bar Spoon Orange Marmalade

Brew black tea separately, let stand to chill. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake well with ice, to dissolve marmalade, and fine strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

"This drink recipe calls for Allspice, an ingredient that's perfect for the holidays and cold winter months," says Singh. (What's more, this drink pairs perfectly with bacon-wrapped figs, he says. Yum!)

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