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.
The Winterberry Fizz
Blackberry Simple Syrup
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!
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.
Battery-operated LED lights add instant sparkle,
and are easy to place just about anywhere.
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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