Prepare for the Holidays with Virginia Spirits!

 Image: Ironclad Distillery / VDA

Image: Ironclad Distillery / VDA

 

'Tis a few weeks before Christmas
And all through the land,
Cocktail shakers are shaking
To meet festive sipping demand!


Recipes they abound
Of this we admit.
But the ones listed below
Will make your party a hit!
 

 Photo: VDA / Ragged Branch Distillery

Photo: VDA / Ragged Branch Distillery

ABOUT THE VIRGINIA DISTILLERS ASSOCIATION (VDA): The VDA is a nonprofit private trade association focused on promotional efforts to increase awareness of Virginia’s growing craft spirits industry, as well as the regulatory and legislative needs of the industry. For more information about the Virginia Distillers Association, visit www.VirginiaSpirits.org

Raise a glass to the holiday season with Virginia’s distillers!  The Virginia Spirits Holiday Cocktail Guide is your go-to resource for the best spirited cocktails that Virginia has to offer (be sure to select Holiday Cocktails under the filter for Cocktail Themes). The ‘Guide’ offers year-round recipes for enthusiasts and at-home bartenders alike; though to help celebrate the season, several of Virginia’s finest distillers have created custom cocktail recipes to highlight their artisan spirits.
 
Featured cocktails include:
Jingle Julep, by Belmont Farm Distillery
Apple of My Rye, by Catoctin Creek Distillery
Winter is Coming, by Copper Fox Distillery
Franklin Cobbler, by Franklin County Distillery
Bourbon Apple Hot Toddy, by Ironclad Distillery
Santa’s Toddy, by James River Distillery
The Holiday Harvest, by Ragged Branch Distillery
Whisky Nog, by Virginia Distillery Company
 Naughty or Nice, by Vitae Spirits Distillery
 


Whether you are looking for a drinkable dessert, festive punch or a timely tipple, the recipes curated and created are the perfect accompaniment to holiday entertaining. Holidays are made for keeping spirits bright – particularly if those spirits are made in Virginia -- but please remember to celebrate responsibly.