12 Drinks of Christmas

12 Drinks of Christmas

Starting new traditions for the holidays in Rancho Cordova, CA!

In case you missed it, we did a 12 Drinks of Christmas campaign with Il Forno Classico with the help of Davison Consulting & Design. Feel free to follow along with the tutorial videos linked to each title. Cheers!


Day 1: Melon Ball

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Midori
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • Maraschino Cherry

Instructions:

After putting ice in your glass, add 1 oz. of vodka of your choice and 2 oz. of Midori. Top it off with some orange juice, stir, and add a Maraschino Cherry. Cheers!

Day 2: Chocolate Martini

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Chocolate syrup
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 2 oz. Godiva Chocolate liqueur

Instructions:
Drizzle some chocolate syrup into a chilled martini glass. In a separate glass filled with ice, pour 4 oz. of Grey Goose. After pouring 4 oz. of Godiva Chocolate liqueur in the same glass, give it a good shake. Take your strainer and pour the mixture into the martini glass.


Day 3: Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • Top with Grand Marnier

Instructions:

Before we start, line your glass with salt. Fill your mixing glass with two cups of ice. In the same glass, pour 2 oz. of the tequila of your choice, then 1 oz—each of lemon and lime juice. After adding ½ oz. of Cointreau, shake the mixing glass well. Next, pour the beverage from the mixing glass into the Margarita glass. Finally, top it off with Grand Marnier!

Day 4: Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 2 oz. Rye
  • 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • Dash of Bitters
  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherry


Instructions:

In your ice-filled mixing glass, pour 2 oz. of Rye and ¾ oz. of Sweet Vermouth. Don’t forget the dash of bitters! Then, add your Luxardo Maraschino Cherry at the bottom of the chilled martini glass. Pro-tip: Add a little dash of the Maraschino Cherry syrup for extra sweetness. Instead of shaking the mixing glass, thoroughly mix the cocktail in the mixing glass. Finally, place a strainer on top of the glass and pour it into the martini glass!


Day 5: Appletini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Apple Schnapps
  • Cherry Garnish

Instructions:

As usual, grab your mixing glass with some ice and pour 2 oz. of vodka. Then, add 1 oz. of Apple Schnapps. After giving it a good shake, strain and pour the mixture into a chilled martini glass. Don’t forget to garnish with a Maraschino Cherry!


Day 6: Aperol Spritz

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Aperol
  • 2 oz. Prosecco
  • 2 oz. soda water

Instructions:

Take a wine glass or chimney and fill it with a scoop of ice. Pour 2 oz. of Aperol followed by 2 oz. each of your favorite Prosecco and soda water. Add an orange wedge, and voila! 


Day 7: French 75

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Aperol
  • 2 oz. Prosecco
  • 2 oz. soda water

Instructions:

Once again, grab some ice and put it in your mixing glass. Add 2 oz. of gin, specifically Hendrick’s Gin to start the party! Next, pour ½ oz. each of Simple Syrup and (fresh) Lemon Juice. After shaking the mixing glass, pour the mixture through a strainer into a chilled martini glass. Finally, top it off with 1 oz. of Prosecco!


Day 8: Water

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Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Water
  • OPTIONAL: Slice of Lemon

Instructions:

Don't forget to hydrate!


Day 9: Cosmopolitan

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Cranberry
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Garnish

Instructions:

Grab a mixing glass and add a scoop of ice. Add 2 oz. of vodka followed by an ounce of Cranberry juice. Before you shake, add 1/2 oz—each of Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup. Grab a frosted martini glass and pour the beverage into the glass with a strainer on top. Finally, garnish with a slice of lemon!


Day 10: Bubbly Pom

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Soda Water
  • 1 oz. Pom Juice
  • Lime Garnish

Instructions:

Add a scoop of ice to a tall glass before adding 5 oz. of Soda Water. Top it off with a little bit of pomegranate juice and a lime garnish. Enjoy this refreshing mocktail!

Day 11: White Russian

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz. Cream

Instructions:

First, fill your glass with some ice. Next, pour some Grey Goose followed by an ounce of Kahlua. Finally, add some creamer!

Day 12: Old Fashioned

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • Dash of Bitters
  • Sugar Cube
  • Splash of Club Soda
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherry

Instructions:

Start by placing a sugar cube and adding a few dashes of bitters into the cocktail glass with a splash of Club Soda. Grab a muddler to crush the sugar cube and mix it around. Next, throw in a slice of orange and lemon followed by a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry. Use the muddler to mash and blend the ingredients. Fill the glass with ice and pour your favorite Bourbon. Finally, shake once and pour the beverage back into the cocktail glass. 


A big thank you to Il Forno Classico for providing a fantastic location and bartenders for this campaign! We are so glad to have worked with Davison Consulting & Design for this campaign. Check out their listing to connect with them to get started on your creative vision!

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