12 Drinks of Christmas: Day 8! Stoli Elit Shifts Its Tasty Gears Into Holidays! !

It’s Day 8 of the 12 Drinks of Christmas! We are getting close to the end. Well not really the end, because I may run a couple of days longer or save a few for first true weekend in January since it’s such a busy weekend ahead. So stay tuned to get the best of the 12 Drinks of Christmas 2016!

Courtesy of Stolichnaya’s Elit, we have an amazing array of great cocktails

Created by Jeremy Oertel, Donna BK



1.5 oz elit Vodka
1.5 oz Dry Red Wine
.5 oz St. George Spiced Pear
.25 oz Maple Syrup
.25 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Seltzer

Build in a glass and top with seltzer. Garnish with a pear fan and grated nutmeg.

Spiced Plum Punch


1 bottle of elit
1 bottle of sparkling wine
1 cup of lemon juice
1 cup spiced plum simple syrup or to taste
1 cup of mixed pitted and whole plums
4 sprigs of rosemary
2 lemons sliced
1 bag of ice

1. Add lemon slices, ½ of the plums, and the rosemary to the punch dispenser
2. Add elit, sparkling wine, lemon juice, and spiced plum simple syrup to the
punch dispenser
3. Add ice
4. Stir mixture then add the rest of the plums
Garnish: Lemon slices and pitted plums
Yields: 15 servings (depending on glass)

Recipe and method for spiced plum simple syrup:
1. Combine into a small pan 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, ½ cup pitted plums,
1 teaspoon of cloves, 1 teaspoon of allspice and 4 cinnamon sticks
2. Bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved
3. Strain mixture

Gold Harvest
Created by Jeremy Oertel, Donna BK


2 oz Stoli Elit
1 oz Hibiscus Cranberry Shrub (Any ideas out there how to find this? OR a recipe? )
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp Honey

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake then strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with gold flake.

This is Day 8 of the 12 Drinks of Christmas! If you mix up any of the cocktails I have featured each day, please let me know via a comment here on this blog OR tweet it to me at a href=”http://twitter.com/lastory”> Twitter.com/lastory


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