Jacquie’s fav cocktail for the holidays

November 18, 2021Lauren Windle

At Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, we’re gearing up for the holidays! Our chefs are putting new recipes to the test, our buyers are scouting our favorite local farms for fresh produce, and our bartenders are stirring up some cocktail magic for our guests.

Just as much as we are known for our fantastic service and unbelievably tasty foods, we are also known for our on-trend cocktails. We know the brand names guests ask for most, and the best glass to serve them in. We’re also known for adding sprigs of various herbs and peels crushed mint to all smoked citrus curls – so our guests can enjoying their drink choice appropriately.

We also like to surprise our guests with a riff on a standard that makes it more interesting. That’s exactly what this next recipe is, a Whiskey Sour – but one that infuses rye whiskey with some delicate underlaying flavors that has proved to be among our tasters’ favorites this year.

So, from our tasting kitchen to cocktail glass, here is one of Jacquie’s new holiday favorites (Bonus: you can make it in batches up to a day ahead!)

Holiday Hibiscus Whiskey Sour

Hibiscus flowers, curaçao, and lemon juice brighten us this rye whiskey standard, giving it refreshing floral notes and a lovely holiday color!

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers
  • 750-milliliter bottle of good quality 100-proof rye whiskey
  • 2 cups dry curaçao
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups ice
  • Lemon peel strips, for garnish

To prepare:

  • For hibiscus syrup: Combine sugar, 1/4 cup boiling water, and hibiscus in a heatproof mug and stir until sugar is dissolved; let stand until cooled (or use ready-made).
  • Combine rye whiskey, dry curaçao, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup hibiscus syrup in a pitcher. Add ice and stir until ice is melted.
  • Serve chilled. Garnish with any citrus peel strips and festive berries for color.

This makes a fun holiday drink that’s fun to include at your event, or home holiday bar. A festive step up from the usual!

Jacquie and her team wish you and your family a delightful holiday season together!


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