Please any holiday gathering with this delicious cocktail full of delicate winter spice. Garnish with these delightful SugarBerries and you are sure to impress all your guests, even your odd Aunt Myrtle who was never really sure about your hosting skills.


Juice of 1/2 fresh grapefruit
2 oz Fremont Mischief Vodka
1 oz clove spiced simple syrup (recipe below)
Garnish with Candied Cranberries (get recipe here)

Clove Spiced Simple Syrup

Easy and quick variation on simple syrup.

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon whole cloves
Using a fine grater, grate in a little grapefruit peel for a little extra flavor

Simmer for 10 minutes, strain. Let cool and enjoy! Refrigerate and it will last a week or two.


Shake all ingredients over ice, strain into martini glass, garnish with candied cranberry pick.

Enjoy holiday perfection!

Upgraded Lemon Drop


2 ounces Fremont Mischief Vodka (infused with Meyer lemons)
3/4 ounces fresh juice from 1 lemon

1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Garnish: Lemon twist


Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and sugar in a cocktail shaker.

Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled, about 20 seconds.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

The Chocolate Rye


1 3/4 ounce cacao nib infused rye (recipe below)
3/4 ounce Oloroso sherry
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice, from 1/2 Meyer lemon (see note above)
1 barspoon syrup from Unbound Cherries
Garnish: Unbound Cherry

For the infused rye

1/3 cup cacao nibs (Theos!)
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
5 allspice berries
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
2 (2-inch long) cinnamon sticks
1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups Fremont Mischief Whiskey, such as John Jacob


For the infused rye, in an airtight container combine cacao nibs, peppercorns, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and rye, and swirl to mix. Let sit at room temperature for 2 days, shaking occasionally, then strain into a clean airtight container.

Fill a mixing glass 2/3 full with ice.

Add infused rye, sherry, lemon juice, and syrup from the cherry jar. Stir until well chilled, about 25 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with cherry and serve.

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