‘Tis the season for celebrating! Thanks to William Grant & Sons, a family-owned distillery with a vast portfolio of award-winning spirits, these five festive cocktails will keep your days sparkling and bright through the New Year.

Lone Star Sparkler

1 ½ part Fistful of Bourbon

2 parts Pear puree

¾ part Ginger syrup

½ part Lemon

2 parts Sparkling wine

Combine ingredients except sparkling wine and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a star anise.


Sailor Jerry Cherry

1 ¼ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

½ parts Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

½ parts Black Cherry Shrub

3 dashes of Cherry Bitters

2 large Sage leaves

Dry Champagne

Add all ingredients (except Champagne) into an ice filled shaker. Shake vigorously over ice. Double strain into a Champagne Flute. Top with dry champagne. Garnish with sage and black cherry.

Paloma Rosada – created by Jaime Salas, National Milagro Ambassador

1 ½ parts Milagro SBR Reposado     

½ part Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

½ part Agave Nectar

½ part Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

½ part Fresh Lime Juice

2 parts Pink Prosecco         

Combine all ingredients except Pink Prosecco and shake well. Strain into a Champagne Flute. Top with Pink Prosecco and garnish with grapefruit & blood orange (dried or peel).

Cucumber 75

1 ½ part Hendrick’s Gin

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part simple syrup

3 wheels English cucumber

Dry sparkling wine

In a mixing glass muddle Hendrick’s, lemon, simple and cucumbers. Ice, shake well and fine strain into a flute. Top with sparkling wine.

Lavender 75

1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka

1 part fresh lemon juice

¾ part lavender syrup

Top dry champagne

Combine ingredients. Shake and strain into flute glass. Top with champagne and garnish with lemon twist.