Johanna, from Langley’s Brookside Liquor Store, showcases the ingredients to to craft the store’s five go-to holiday-season cocktails.

5 cocktails to sip and share this holiday season

From elegantly simple bubbles to warm winter flavours, find a drink for everyone on your guest list

Whether you’re planning your annual tree trimming with friends or a sumptuous New Year’s eve gathering, you want to put as much thought into your cocktail list as your menu.

And since Langley’s Brookswood Liquor Store isn’t your average beer and wine store, when asked to share their five essential cocktails to sip and serve this holiday, you know they came up with something special.

While party planning also includes offering non-alcoholic options for your designated drivers, these drinks will find fans throughout your guest list. Better yet, everything – except the lime! – is available at Brookswood.

1. The Manitou-mosa

This elegantly simple creation will delight Prosecco fans with the addition of a liqueur to the bubbly.

1 glass of Stellina di Notte Prosecco

1.5 oz. of Legend Distillery cold-steeped Manitou orange sumac liqueur

2. The Empress

The micro-distilled gin used in this creation was crafted specially for Victoria’s famed Empress Hotel by Victoria Distillers – check out the colour change when you add the tonic!

1.5 oz. Campari

2 oz. tonic

1.5 oz. Victoria 1908 Empress Gin

3. Dark & Stormy

The depth of flavours in this famous drink are perfect for these chilly winter nights.

1.5 oz. Appleton Estate Rum

Ginger beer

Lime wedge

4. Snowflake Martini

2 oz. RumChata

1 oz. Patrón Café

5. Christmas in a glass

Three parts Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire

One part Stoli Vanilla Vodka

Splash of cranberry

Located in Brookswood Village, 4070 200th St. in Langley, and open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, Brookswood Liquor Store offers a unique range of rare, high-end and exclusive Champagnes, wines and whiskies for the discerning liquor enthusiast, plus more than 200 cold craft beer.

 

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