Mix It Up With 42 Below

Thursday, December 20, 2007
By Abbey Khan
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Show off your bartending skills with these holiday mixers from 42 Below.

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Baby, It’s 42 Below Outside

In this cocktail, flavors like orange and fresh grapes add richness, cranberry and promengranate contain high levels of Vitamin C, and falernum or almond syrup adds a touch of exotic complexity.

Ingredients
1 part 42 Below Pure vodka
1 part pomegranate juice
1 teaspoon of cranberry or blueberry jelly
4 seedless red grapes
1 dash of Falernum or almond syrup
1 wedge of orange

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the jelly with the grapes and orange wedge. Add vodka, syrup and juice, and fill with ice. Shake sharply, and strain into a chilled Martini glass.

42 Below Christmaka

Eggnog- bah humbug! The pumpkin flavor is much better and richer, while the vanilla and cream balance the bite of ginger and the smoky flavors of 42 Below Manuka Honey vodka.

Ingredients:
1 part 42 Below Honey vodka
1 part pumpkin puree, or cooked and finely mashed pumpkin
2 parts cream
2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
Squeeze of fresh orange
Slice of ginger, finely diced
Pinch of cinnamon
Fresh black pepper to garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the pumpkin and ginger with the cinnamon and vanilla sugar. Add vodka, squeeze the juice from a small orange wedge, and fill with ice. Add cream, shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a grind of fresh black pepper.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Cocktail

This modern twist on ‘mulled wine’ has a rich aroma and a warm, satisfying flavor. Serve in a cocktail glass, or a large earthenware mug if feeling rustic, and curl up in front of the fire.

Ingredients:
1 part 42 Below Pure vodka
4 parts dark grape juice
6 morello cherries, pitted
1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
1 orange wedge
1 clove

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, over a very low heat, stirring gently. Once the mixture begins to steam slowly, take off the heat and stand for a minute. Fine-strain to remove orange, clove and cherries, into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry.


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