There’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than with some festive cocktail offerings!

The holiday season will be in full swing before you know it, so don’t put off creating your seasonal cocktail menu any longer. ‘Tis the season to break out all the warm, baking spice flavors and limited-time spirits! Check out the following spirits and mixers, all available from Vintegrity, that will be super helpful to have on hand when crafting your holiday cocktails this year.

Bad Sweater Mule

Bad Sweater from Savage & Cooke Distillery

This 4-year Bourbon from Savage & Cooke is everything you want in a holiday-themed whiskey! It’s loaded with everyone’s favorite winter spices; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cacao nibs, and vanilla bean, all seeped in this already outstanding Bourbon to achieve maximum flavor.

The best part about Bad Sweater Bourbon is its versatility. You can just as easily enjoy sipping on this truly festive spirit as you can in a number of different classic cocktails you want to put a seasonal spin on! For example, you could create a showstopping Kentucky Mule – just swap regular Bourbon for Bad Sweater and top it off with some ginger beer and a little bit of lime.

Savage & Cooke Bad Sweater Bourbon is available from Vintegrity in Kansas and Missouri.

Spiced Pear Liqueur from St. George Spirits

This fantastic liqueur from St. George Spirits was made for creating cocktails that stir up a little bit of that holiday nostalgia everyone loves. It’s absolutely bursting with a ripe Bartlett pear flavor that is complemented perfectly by the addition of clove and cinnamon notes. St. George Spirits crafts the Spiced Pear Liqueur with its flagship pear brandy and lusciously fresh pear juice. The slight dilution from the juice allows mixologists to use it more freely when creating new cocktails.

St. George Spirits’ Spiced Pear Margarita

You’re probably already thinking of tons of creative cocktails that would benefit from a dash of this liqueur, but if you want a really interesting one to try, St. George Spirits has you covered! The following recipe is for a super tasty Spice Pear Margarita – very unique and perfect for the holidays!

  • 1 ½ oz. Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz. Spice Pear Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ oz. Simple Syrup

Place all the ingredients listed above in a shaker, add some ice, and shake well to mix and chill. Next, rim a glass with a salt and cinnamon mixture and strain your margarita over fresh ice. Garnish however you see fit – perhaps with a lime wedge and slice of pear!

St. George Spirits Spiced Pear Liqueur is available from Vintegrity in Kansas and Missouri.

Peppermint Kreme from North Forest Kreme

North Forest Kreme is known for its ultra-smooth and delicious liqueurs. That’s how they got the title of “Official Drink of Sweater Weather”! With a designation like that, you can bet they have holiday cocktails locked down.

North Forest Kreme’s Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate

You can find tons of great recipes right on their website, including this one – The Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate! You really can’t skip out on the peppermint come holiday season, so give the peppermint fans something they won’t forget! The Peppermint Kreme used in this cocktail is dairy-free and a refreshing blend of peppermint and vanilla, just like peppermint bark in a bottle, which was their goal when they created this sweet liqueur.

  • ¼ cup North Forest Peppermint Kreme
  • ¾ cup Chocolate Milk
  • 4 Hot Cocoa Packets
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Ice

Throw all the ingredients listed above into a blender and blend it on high until it’s nice and smooth. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce!

North Forest Kreme’s entire range of liqueurs are excellent for creating holiday cocktails! Besides Peppermint, they also offer Maple Bourbon Pecan, Walnut, Espresso, Huckleberry Vanilla, and Pumpkin.

North Forest Kreme is available from Vintegrity in Kansas and Missouri.

East Imperial Tonic Water

East Imperial Yuzu Lemonade

East Imperial Tonics and Sodas

If you are really looking to elevate your mixology game, then you need to start experimenting with East Imperial products! These premium tonics and sodas hail from New Zealand and are crafted following an original 1903 recipe with only the best ingredients, all sourced sustainably from Asia and Africa. Each product from East Imperial is made from natural ingredients and are never subjected to artificial flavorings, sweeteners, or preservatives.

When you visit East Imperial’s website, you can find tons of fantastic drink concoctions to try for yourself using their tonics and sodas. There’s even one perfect for the holiday season – The Stone Fruit Holiday Punch! They have successfully created the perfect holiday drink that brings together the evocative flavors of Christmas pudding with fruity summer vacation vibes.

  • East Imperial Stone Fruit Punch

    33 oz. Gold Rum

  • 100g Honey
  • 200g Apricot Jam
  • 3 oz. Lime Juice
  • 20 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 33 oz. East Imperial Yuzu Lemonade
  • 33 oz. East Imperial Tonic Water
  • 3 x Star Anise
  • 6 x Dehydrated Orange Wheels
  • 4 x Rosemary Sprigs
  • 3 x Apricot Halves
  • ¼ cup White Raisins
  • 1 x Lime’s Worth of Lime Zest
  • 1 x Grapefruit’s Worth of Grapefruit Zest

Place gold rum, honey, apricot jam, lime juice, and bitters in a large bowl and stir till everything is well mixed. Place this mixture in the fridge to chill. When you are ready to serve, add East Imperial Yuzu Lemonade, East Imperial Tonic Water, remaining garnishes, and ice.

East Imperial tonics and sodas are available from Vintegrity in Kansas and Missouri.

Ready to stock up on any of these must-have holiday spirits and mixers? Ask about these holiday favorites at your favorite local retailer or liquor store!