Warm & Happy: Unique Winter Drinks


Eagle Bay’s installers are pros at creating unique and inviting outdoor living spaces. There’s no better way to enjoy these creations than with an equally unique (and delicious) cocktail in your hand while grilling or hanging out around the fire pit. These festive and flavorful drinks will let you stretch your bartending skills while wowing your guests.

Jalapeño Cranberry Margarita

Photo: Town & Country

Cranberries and jalapeños can seem like an unlikely combination, but they work together in this cocktail to create a holiday-themed drink with a little zip.

What You Need

  • 2 oz Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 2 oz no sugar added cranberry juice

What to Do

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a cranberry skewer.

Aged Rum Daiquiri

 

Photo: Elizabeth Griffin

Effervescent and spicy with hints of caramel, this daiquiri replaces white rum for a unique holiday twist.

What You Need

  • 2 oz aged rum (like Diplomatico Venezuelan)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz simple syrup

What to Do

  1. Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass.
  2. Serve up with no garnish.

Aquavit Manhattan

Photo: Elizabeth Griffin

The Aquavit Manhattan is a Scandinavian take on the popular drink. It mixes herbaceous tones with the caraway and rye flavors of Aquavit for a cocktail that’s familiar but still interesting.

What You Need

  • 2 oz aquavit (like Linie)
  • .75 oz sweet vermouth
  • .25 oz cherry spirit (like Leroux Kirschwasser)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

What to Do

  1. Stir ingredients with ice, then strain over ice into a double old fashioned glass.
  2. Garnish with an orange twist or cherries.

Cozy up to a crafted cocktail this season and take some time to enjoy your outdoor living space. If you need more outdoor inspiration, check out these great new gadgets or 2020’s Design tips.