December 10, 2018
Set the Mood

Get Festive with Winter Cocktails & Seasonal Bar Styling Tips

The winter season calls for auspicious spirits. Snug fireside or hitting holiday parties, a cozy cocktail is the perfect recipe for warming up while setting that special holiday mood. Read on for Four Hands Experiential Marketing Lead and resident drink slinger Mallory’s tasty cold-weather concoction, the Winterberry Fizz. Then, get expert décor tips from our Brand Stylist, sure to make your seasonal bar setup stand out.

Winter Cocktail 2018

The Winterberry Fizz 

Walnut Bitters
Blackberry Simple Syrup
Fresh Blackberries* 
1 Vanilla Bean Stem
Club Soda or Tonic Water
To prepare simple syrup:
Combine blackberries with ½ cup sugar, ½ cup water and 1 vanilla bean stem. Bring to a boil, then strain and let cool. Store syrup in an air-tight container until use.
To prepare drink:
Fill your favorite cocktail glasses with ice. Mix 1 oz. gin, simple syrup and 2 dashes bitters into a shaker and shake until well combined. Pour mixture into glasses and add a splash of club soda or tonic water. Garnish with fresh blackberries. Serve immediately and enjoy.

* Replace blackberries with fresh figs for a festive upgrade!

Jonah Extension Pub Table

Set the Bar... 

Our Brand Stylist Hilary opted for our Jonah Extension Table in lieu of the traditional bar cart, its pine tabletop setting a spacious slate for her winter-inspired décor. For a fragrant pop of color, she interspersed dehydrated oranges (recipe below) within pine cone-accented garland.


Conjure that sweet scent of winter with fresh greenery like cedar, pine and eucalyptus.

Hilary Aiken
Brand Stylist

Bar Decor for the Holidays


Battery-operated LED lights add instant sparkle, and are easy to place just about anywhere.

Hilary Aiken
Brand Stylist

Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Slice 2-3 oranges 
Place sliced oranges directly onto oven rack
Bake 2-3 hours, flipping oranges over every 30 mins.
Watch closely to ensure oranges do not burn
Store in a sealed container until use




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