By Samantha
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Gin-gle bells, gin-gle bells, gin-gle all the way! I cannot BELIEVE we are just 10 days out from Christmas. We just got our Christmas tree this week and to be honest, I haven’t been in the highest of spirits. But that all changes today because it’s Friday and there’s a light dusting of snow on the ground, I have all my Christmas presents purchased, I’m wrapping up all my big client projects, and I’m getting ready to relax and revel in the season. And I’m going to do it with one (or two) of these amazing-looking Christmas cocktails from Sourland Mountain Spirits.

Sourland Mountain Spirits has come a long way since my first post about them earlier this year. Within the last few months they have released barrel-aged gin and will also have rum available any day now! If you haven’t tried spirits yet from New Jersey’s First Farm Distillery Since Prohibition, you’re really missing out. Whatever your drink of choice is, you have to admit that it’s pretty cool that we have our own distillery operating right here in Hopewell, NJ. And on a farm, no less.

So if you’re looking for some fun, festive drinks for your holiday party, here’s a list of 12(!) that will make a big splash. Pictured above is Santa’s Little Helper, captured by the talented Daniel Kwak. Be sure to follow him @foodcre8ive!


Santa’s Little Helper

2oz SMS Barrel Aged Gin

1oz Sweet Vermouth

1oz Dry Vermouth

3oz Apple Cider

1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
Pour over ice

Garnish with cherry and cinnamon sticks


Gin-gle Bells

2oz SMS Gin

2oz Chambord

1oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Top with tonic water

Add all ingredients into a highball glass
Garnish with a powdered sugar topped Raspberry


Gingerbread Martini

2oz. SMS Vodka

1oz. Baileys Irish cream

1oz. Cinnamon Schnapps

Add all ingredients into a tumbler
Shake and Strain into a martini glass
Rim a martini glass with crushed gingerbread cookies


Chocolate Raspberry Martini

2oz SMS Vodka

2oz chambord

2oz Dark Cream De Coco

1oz Heavy Cream

Drizzle Chocolate Syrup into Martini Glass

Add all ingredients into tumbler
Shake and Strain
Garnish with a Chocolate Covered Raspberry


Jack Frost

2oz SMS Vodka

1oz Grand Marnier

1oz Blue Curacao

Add all ingredients over ice

Rim stemless wine glass with shredded coconut


Cranberry Mule

2oz Sourland Mountain Spirits Gin

2oz Cranberry Juice

1⁄2oz simple syrup

2oz ginger beer

Add all ingredients into a copper mug Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or sugared cranberries


Rum Pum Pum Pum

2oz SMS Rum

1oz Taucca

1oz fresh lemon

1 teaspoon honey

Added into Hot Tea


Candy​ ​Cane​ ​Martini

2oz SMS Vodka

½oz White Cream de Coco

½oz White Peppermint Schnapps


Rum Apple Spritzer

2oz SMS Rum

2oz Apple Juice

1oz Sparkling Wine

Muddle apples into a rocks glass
With a drizzle of honey, add ice and spirits Garnish with an apple slice


Salted Caramel White Russian

2oz SMS Vodka

2oz Kahlua

2oz Half&Half

Drizzle Caramel Sauce into Martini Glass

Add All ingredients into a tumbler
Shake and strain into martini glass top with kosher salt


Good Tidings

2oz SMS Vodka

1oz Cointreau

1oz fresh lemon

Pinch of allspice

Shake all ingredients into a tumbler Strain into Martini glass

Garnish with a clove studded lemon


Holiday Hot Chocolate

2oz SMS Vodka

2oz Peppermint Schnapps

6oz Hot Chocolate

Add spirits into hot chocolate
Garnish with Whipped Cream and Red&Green Sprinkles

About the Author

Grazin' in New Jersey since 1988

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