recipes and cocktail styling by David Wolowidnyk

ingredient in Holiday Punch

SHELTER POINT SINGLE MALT WHISKY BC $77.99 283499 This Canadian whisky is produced using traditional methods, pot distillation and glacier-fed aquifer water. Caramel, barley and baking spice flavours are up front, with nuanced sea spray and smoke aromas.

HOLIDAY PUNCH 1 bottle (750 ml) Shelter Point Whisky 4 cups (1 L) Earl Grey tea * 1½ cups (375 ml) Rosemary Honey Syrup ** 1½ cups (375 ml) organic 100% pure cranberry juice (not from concentrate) *** ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice ¾ oz (22 ml) aromatic bitters fresh cranberries, lemon wheels and rosemary sprigs, for garnish In a 16-cup (4 L) container, stir all ingredients except garnishes. Refrigerate to chill for 3 hours. When ready to serve, transfer to dispenser or bowl. Add cubed ice. For each serving add 5 oz (150 ml) to punch glass over cubed ice. Garnish with cranberries, lemon and rosemary.

MISTLETOE MOMENTS 1½ oz (45 ml) Victoria Distillers Empress 1908 Cocktail Gin 1 tbsp (15 ml) cranberry sauce ½ oz (15 ml) Simple Syrup * ¾ oz (22 ml) fresh lemon juice 2 dashes aromatic bitters 3 sprigs mint (save 1 for garnish)

ingredient in Mistletoe Moments

fresh cranberries and a lemon twist, for garnish


Serves 17

In a cocktail shaker with cubed ice, combine gin, cranberry sauce, Simple Syrup, lemon juice, bitters and 2 mint sprigs. Shake vigorously and fine strain over cubed ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries, a lemon twist and a sprig of fresh mint.

* To make Earl Grey tea, steep 6 Earl Grey tea bags in 4½ cups (1 L + 125 ml) boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and set aside to cool. ** To make Rosemary Honey Syrup, in a small saucepan, combine ¾ cup (180 ml) boiling water with 3 sprigs rosemary. Simmer for 5 minutes. Strain out rosemary, reserve liquid and rinse saucepan. In same saucepan, stir ½ cup (125 ml) rosemary water and 1 cup (250 ml) honey. Allow to cool before using. *** This cranberry juice is not blended with other juices or added sugar. It is more intensely flavoured and tart than cranberry blend options.

Great drinks start with Empress 1908 Cocktail Gin. This crystal-clear gin allows for creativity when supported by a complex array of juniper, florals and spices distilled from 10 unique botanicals.

* 1:1 ratio of granulated sugar dissolved in boiling water. Allow to cool before using.



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