Looking for a holiday inspired cocktail? Here are some of our favorites...

 

Pebble Beach:

Persephone’s Potion featured at Stillwater Bar & Grill, The Lodge at Pebble Beach

  •  1.5oz Tanqueray Gin
  • .5oz PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
  • .5oz lime juice
  • .5oz Agave nectar
  • 1oz POM Pomegranate Juice
  • Splash Cranberry Juice
  • Lemon Twist Garnish

Method:  Add all ingredients, except garnish, to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice.  Shake and strain into a cocktail coupe or martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist

 

Forbidden Fruit featured at Sticks Restaurant, The Inn at Spanish Bay

  •  1.5oz Tanqueray Gin
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 1oz Gizdich Ranch Apple Juice
  • 1oz simple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick garnish

Method:  Add ingredients, except garnish, into cocktail shaker.  Fill with ice.  Shake and strain into bucket glass.  Top with fresh ice and garnish with cinnamon stick.  For a more aromatic holiday feel, toast the cinnamon sticks in your oven at 200 degrees for three to five minutes, until fragrant and then use for garnish. 

 

Monterey

Hot Apple Pie featured at The Sardine Factory

  • 4 oz. apple cider (heated)
  • 2 oz. Tuaca liqueur
  • Whipped cream
  • Pinch cinnamon

 

Holiday Cocktail - Sardine Factory

 

 

The C Restaurant + Bar at the Intercontinental Clement  Monterey is celebrating the holidays with a Veuve Clicquot flight including:

A 2 oz pour of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Veuve Clicqout Rose, Vintage 2008 Veuve Clicquot and Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec served with fresh cut strawberries

 

Intercontinental Cocktail

 

 

Marina, CA:

Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette at The Sanctuary Beach Resort:

Smoked Apple

  • Glenmorangie scotch
  • Fresh apple juice
  • Brown sugar syrup
  • St Germain  
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Feliz Noyeaux

  • Union Uno Mezcal
  • Creme de Noyeaux
  • Lemon
  • Apple bitters

 

Carmel

Hyatt Carmel Highlands has three cocktails for the holidays at their hotel including:

Highland Cider 

  • House made Apple Cider
  • Ginger Maple Syrup
  • 2oz High West Double Rye-Garnished with orange peel, star anise, and cinnamon stick

 

Burnt Bourbon & Nog

  • 1.25 oz Old Forester Original Batch Bourbon
  • .25 oz  Kahlua
  • .5oz of Egg Nog
  • Splash of Coke

 

Peppermint Mocha Martini

  • 1 shot of Illy Espresso
  • .75 Coffee Liqueur
  • .5 Irish Cream
  • .5 Frangelico
  • Peppermint Syrup
  • Crushed Candy Cane Rim

 

Carmel Valley

Sleigh Bells featured at Carmel Valley Ranch

  • Chopin Vodka
  • Cranberry
  • Crème de Cacao
  • “Forest Floor”
  • Vanilla

 

Smoked Apple Old Fashioned featured at Carmel Valley Ranch

  • Four Roses Bourbon
  • Fidencio Mezcal
  • House Bitters
  • Smoked Apple & Spice