Here at Calluna, we love a good holiday cocktail. In honor of Thanksgiving week, we wanted to share one of our favorite, easy recipes for a spiked spiced cider. The best part? You can throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot and let it do its magic while you work on the rest of your Thanksgiving feast. Bonus – it makes your whole house smell AMAZING!
Start with two quarts of apple cider in a crockpot on low.
Add in half a cup of brown sugar and stir.
To get a little spice, add in one teaspoon of cloves and one teaspoon of allspice. We recommend putting the spices in cheese cloth tied with twine. It makes it a little easier for drinking.
Add in four cinnamon sticks, one sliced orange, and one sliced apple. Let the mixture heat through before serving. Once ready, pour into a mug and add a splash (or two) of spiced rum. ENJOY!
2 Quarts of Apple Cider
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cloves
1 teaspoon of allspice
4 cinnamon sticks
1 orange – sliced
1 apple – sliced
Summertime – A time for peonies, warm weather, open-toed shoes, and sangria! We love us a good summer cocktail and wanted to share an easy and delicious recipe for you to enjoy!
First up, the ingredients. You’ll need a bottle of red wine, orange liqueur, orange juice, brandy, pineapple chunks with juice, sugar, ginger ale, oranges, lemons, and limes.
Start off with a half cup of sugar and pour into a pitcher or beverage dispenser.
Add a bottle of red wine to the sugar and stir until it is dissolved.
Add half a cup of orange liqueur. Stir.
Add 1/4 cup of brandy.
And one cup of orange juice.
Add a can of diced pineapple with juice and stir.
Chop up some fruit and add to the sangria. Make sure to chill for an hour or two to let the flavors set. Note: the longer you let set, the longer the flavors have a chance to meld.
Stir in one bottle of ginger ale, serve over ice and ENJOY! (strategically placed peonies optional)
With Valentines Day just around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for your day. What better way to celebrate the day of love than with cocktails?! A spin on a Martha Stewart recipe, we’ve put together this easy and yummy cocktail to help cheers to your special someone. Spending the day with your friends? It’s also a great cocktail for a Gal-entines celebration!
Step 1: Fill glass with ice and add your vodka of choice.
Step 2: Add pomegranate juice until about 3/4 full.
Step 3: Next up, the bubbles! Top the cocktail with a sparkling wine of your choice.
Step 4: Add a splash of Grand Marnier and stir.
Step 5: CELEBRATE! Raise your glass and cheers to you and yours! A quick, easy, and delicious Valentines Day cocktail to help celebrate your day!