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Holiday cocktails and quality products everyone will love

Posted by Jenny McGee on 11/2/21 2:00 AM

Planning your holiday gifting program? Take the edge off with cocktail recipes you can enjoy and appreciate people with top-redeemed quality products they’ll love. From slippers that will keep them cozy to holiday travel essentials and turntables for their favorite seasonal tunes, these are gifting options on everyone’s wishlist.

Once you’ve secured your holiday gifting options with us, top off your program planning with a festive cocktail from the recipes below, and cheers to a job well done.

Paravel Luggage + Salers Smash

Whether they’re headed home for the holidays or on a winter weekend getaway, Paravel adds style and functionality to all kinds of adventures. Add on to the festivities with this bubbly cocktail. As seasonal as it is sophisticated, this fresh and sparkling drink makes a perfect aperitif that can be enjoyed anywhere, while Paravel’s travel essentials will help them go everywhere.

Salers Smash Ingredients:
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 40ml Salers Gentian liqueur
  • Champagne
  • Ice cubes
  • A sprig of mint leaves
Instructions yields 1 cocktail:
  • Pour the ingredients, except the Champagne, into a cocktail shaker and shake until frost appears.
  • Next, pour into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Add the Champagne and decorate with the tip of a sprig of fresh mint leaves.

OluKai Slippers + Ginger Spritz

If mixing comfort and cocktails is wrong, we don’t want to be right. A cozy retreat for their feet, OluKai slippers invite people to slide into comfort. One taste and this light, refreshing drink recipe will be their new favorite to sip on all season long. Add a Ginger Spritz to the relaxed vibe, and it’s officially holiday break.

Ginger Spritz Ingredients:
  • 1 thin slice peeled ginger
  • 2 oz. Lillet
  • 3 oz. cava
  • Splash of ginger beer
  • Cranberries, for garnish
Instructions yields 1 cocktail:
  • Place ginger slice against the inside of a rocks glass and fill with ice.
  • Slowly add Lillet and cava.
  • Top off with ginger beer and stir gently to combine. Add cranberry garnish, if desired. Cheers!

Crosley Turntable + Hot Toddy

Is there anything quite like listening to holiday tunes while sipping on a Hot Toddy? This duo of a Crosley turntable and Hot Toddy makes for slow sipping and not-so-silent nights. Serve up holiday cheer and spin the classics with these two seasonal favorites.

Hot Toddy Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey or maple syrup, to taste
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 lemon round
  • 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish
Instructions yields 1 cocktail:
  • In a teapot or saucepan, bring the water to a simmer, and then pour the hot water into a mug.
  • Add the whiskey, 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup, and 2 teaspoon lemon juice. Stir until the honey or maple syrup has disappeared into the hot water.
  • Taste, and add 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup for more sweetness, and or 1 teaspoon more lemon juice for more zing.
  • Garnish with a lemon round and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Every holiday program is unique, and the Gifting Experts are here to make yours a success. Connect with our team to learn more about the quality products we recommend from a variety of categories—like apparel and footwear, electronics, kitchen and housewares, recreation, and accessories—that will make spirits bright. Mix up a cocktail, and download our Gifting Catalog, and see more holiday gifting options everyone will love.

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