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Thirsty Thursday: Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Spirit Cocktail

Christmas Spirit Cocktail

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last time we toasted with a Ginger Cranberry Cocktail; this week we’re back with something even better suited for the holidays.

Festive little guys, few foods pack as much holiday cheer as pomegranate seeds. Each bite bursts with sweet pomegranate juice — bright red and beaming — imbuing dishes and drinks with a distinctly Christmas-time feel. It’s no wonder then that Jamie Oliver chose them to star in his Christmas Spirit Cocktail. Simple and easy, all it takes is ice cold tequila (preferably silver), a frosty (shot) glass and a handful of pomegranate seeds. Just make sure you’ve crunched the pomegranate seeds before downing your drink. Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Nothing Better Than a Blissini

The Blissini

Thursdays are when the weekend should really start, and what better way than with a cocktail? Last week we warmed up to an autumn-appropriate Spiced Cabernet; this week we’re back with a bubbly-based sip that’s just as apt for the season.

Who says champagne cocktails are only for brunch? The Blissini is a pumped up mimosa, mixed with orange and pomegranate juices that lend the refreshing sip a flatteringly fall-inspired hue. A few leaves of mint helps give it a crisp and clean finish. With its warm colors and cozy flavors, it’s the ideal way to toast to the season, no matter what time of day. So pour yourself a glass, pop open a bottle or two if you’re hosting, and take a load off after a long fall day. Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Sip on a Spiced Cabernet

Spiced Cabernet
It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we rounded out Halloween with a gruesome Zombie Cocktail; now that it’s November we’re plunging head-first into the fall.

Leaves are gathering on lawns, crunching up side by side in colorful piles, and it’s getting cold! Cold enough to wear sweaters, comfy socks and knitted hats, lie under blankets and hold something warm and alcoholic between your hands. With cinnamon, orange and clove, our Spiced Cabernet is ideal for autumn days and nights. So heat up a pot, ladle it into a round of mugs and toast to the season. Bottoms up, folks.

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Thirsty Thursday: Make it a Black Devil Martini

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we stirred up a season-appropriate Autumn Colors Cocktailthis week we’re back with an ode to October.

September having come and gone, it’s about time to start setting your sights on October and the year’s most haunted holiday: Halloween. Pumpkin carving and costume-wearing are sure-fire ways to get started, but sip on something spooky and alcoholic to get all the ghastly good times going even sooner. With dark rum, dry vermouth, and an eerily orange-colored salt rim, The Black Devil Martini is just what the Dracula ordered.

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Thirsty Thursday: Shake Up a Ginger Rum Shandy

Ginger Rum Shandy

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. Last week we stirred up a spicy Apple-Thyme Martinithis week we’re back with a another fall-inspired sip.

As far as beer-based cocktails go, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a shandy. Mixed with citrus, soda, lemonade or cider, ther’re a great way to help cool off during hot summer days, but opt instead for ginger beer, ginger ale or best of all, fresh ginger, and you’ve got the perfect fall cocktail. With spiced rum, apple juice, freshly sliced ginger and lime, Chuck’s Ginger Rum Shandy couldn’t be more appropriate for the season. Drink up, folks.

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