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TIP OF THE DAY: Customize A Holiday Cocktail

Guests can have their favorite alcohol mixed
into this holiday cocktail. Photo courtesy Toy
Restaurant | NYC.


A number of people we know like to have a signature cocktail at their parties. But what if your guest doesn’t want tequila, vodka or whatever you’ve chosen as the base?

Here’s a way to have a holiday cocktail, while letting guests choose their spirit. It can also be used to make a mocktail for those who don’t want alcohol.

You can make a batch with your spirit of choice and pour from a pitcher. Or, you can premix the juices only, and offer guests their choice of spirit: saké, tequila, vodka or white wine.

The original recipe comes from Toy Restaurant in the Gansevoort Hotel in New York City’s Meatpacking District. There, citrus liqueur is the spirit of choice, for a more lemony cocktail.



Ingredients Per Drink

  • 2 ounces citrus liqueur or substitute
  • 1.5 ounces apple juice
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick, apple slices, cranberries

    1. COMBINE juices only; chill in a pitcher (multiply the recipe to accommodate the pitcher you’ll be using).

    2. ADD 2 ounces of spirit, or 4 ounces of wine or saké, to a class.

    3. MIX in juice blend; stir. Garnish and serve


    For a mocktail use lemon or lemon/lime soda (Fresca, 7-Up) instead of the alcohol.
    Find more of our favorite cocktail recipes.


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