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December Gathering Guide for Savor Time & Tradition Subscribers
Ring in the New Year with Friends and Fancy Drinks!
In this month’s box, Mocktails & Motivation, I have selected a few products to encourage you to celebrate the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.
In addition to the products in your box, here you will find some fun ideas for serving festive drinks at your next celebration with friends or family. Whether you prefer your drinks with or without alcohol, I hope you will try some of these ideas or create your own! Just be sure to share those great ideas with the rest of us by tagging us, @savortimeandtradition on Facebook or Instagram.
Wishing you a Happy New Year. Cheers to you, my friend!
Move over Charcuterie, There's a New Board in Town
By now, we've all seen how popular a charcuterie board is for feeding a crowd. It's fun to artfully present an array of cheeses, meats, crackers, nuts, fruit, and spreads for our guests to choose from.
This month, I am inspired to create what I am calling a Bar Board! You can do this whether you are serving alcohol or non-alcohol based drinks. Simply, pull out that board and arrange a bowl or bucket of ice and a collection of mixers, edible garnishes, and any spirits you would like to include. Add a small measuring cup, a bar spoon, and some cute skewers to hold garnishes.
Just like a charcuterie board, you can make your bar board as simple or complex as you like. For my bar board, I have included the Hibiscus Rooibos Syrup, Gingerbread Sugar Blend, and Orange Slices from our December box. I've also included, ginger beer, ginger ale, lemon lime soda, club soda, mint leaves, raspberries, and an array of citrus garnishes. For my Kentucky friends who love a good cocktail, I have added some Bourbon as an option. Guests can have fun trying their hand at mixology as they play with different flavor combinations. You can choose to build a similar board for your next gathering or celebration. Or, get creative with your own ideas. Enjoy!!
Suggested Recipes for Hibiscus Mocktails & Cocktails
Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail: Rim Champagne glasses with a lemon and dip in Gingerbread Sugar, add 1 oz Hibiscus Rooibos Syrup and top with Champagne, Prosecco, or a clear soda like Sprite, garnish with fresh raspberries
Winter Spritz Mocktail: Place ice in an old fashion glass, add liquid ingredients, stir well, float garnish on top
- 3 oz ginger beer
- 3 oz lemon lime soda
- 1 oz Hibiscus Rooibos Syrup
- garnish with a dehydrated orange slice and a cinnamon stick
- make it a cocktail with 2 oz of your favorite spirit
Hibiscus Cooler: Fill a tall glass with ice, add liquid ingredients, stir gently and garnish (Recipe from More Good Syrups and Mixers)
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz Hibiscus Rooibos Syrup
- 6 oz Club soda/sparkling water (7 if not adding alcohol)
- 2 oz Vodka
- Garnish with lime peel
Play around with your favorite drinks by adding hibiscus and citrus to your margaritas, mojitos, or mules.