You guys, sometimes I think half this blog is dedicated to the mixed bevs and cocktails Graham and I are concocting on any given weekend. I promise I know there’s more to life than your next libation, but these holiday drinks are too good not to share! And because I have a business that I love, I am adding a little Arbonne-inspired love to the mix with two, limited-time products you’ve just got to get your hands on this holiday season.
The first is our green apple fizzie. Oh man, am I ever in heaven. Granny Smith apples are just about my favorite thing in the world. Ask anybody, y’all. I love them super tart—not quite enough to make your lips pucker, but almost. When Arbonne introduced a fizz by my favorite name in November, I swiped up a few boxes before you could say apple pie. Now I’m hoarding the fizzies for myself, but shared this bourbon cocktail with my sweet husband this afternoon.
Bourbon Apple Fizz
1/3 cup bourbon
1/2 cup green apple fizzie (I take a fizz stick and mix it into 12 oz of water, then use 1/2 cup for this)
1 TBSP lemon juice
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1/2-3/4 cup ginger beer
Apple slice & cinnamon stick for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, combine bourbon, fizz, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Shake well, then strain into cocktail glass with added ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick. Makes two drinks.
The second Arbonne-inspired bev is just my favorite on a cold winter’s night. I’ve been throwing fresh cranberries and orange slices into my evening tea for a few weeks now, so adding bourbon and spiced honey syrup just kicks it up a notch. If you haven’t tried Arbonne’s cranberry fusion tea, you’re missing out. The blend of cranberry, hibiscus, and rose hips is plenty good on its own, and mighty delightful in my hot toddy.
Cranberry Tea Hot Toddy
1/4 cup bourbon
1 TBSP cranberry spiced honey syrup*
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup Arbonne Cranberry Tea
orange wedge, cloves & cranberries for garnish
*For Cranberry Spiced Honey Syrup
1 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh cranberries
2 orange slices
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
First, make the cranberry spiced honey syrup by combining all ingredients in a sauce pan, stir to combine, and simmer for 10 minutes until cranberries begin to burst. Strain and discard spices. (Syrup will keep in the fridge up to a week.) Assemble the hot toddy by taking an 12 oz mug with steeped Arbonne cranberry tea and add bourbon, honey syrup, and lemon juice. Garnish with an orange wedge with push pinned cloves, and cranberries for garnish.
I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant and District Manager. Any purchase made from the links in this post will send a commission my way, and sheer delight your way, so for that, I thank you!