A couple of years ago, I went to Napa Valley and did the wine tour experience. One of the vineyards had a nice twist to the wine tasting. It was actually a “champagne” tasting. There was only a small group of us that made different cocktails with fresh ingredients. It was nice to see what other cocktails could be made with “champagne”. It was a great time to enjoy great drink ideas and meet new people. But when I came home to try the recipes with friends, it took so much time to prepare for the party. From buying all the ingredients, prepping them, and then making the drinks. I am on the lazier side when it comes to making drinks. While in Napa Some wines that impressed my palate were brunello di montalcino wine they offer rich flavors of black raspberry, chocolate, and cherry. Wine is easy to pour and enjoy, I like a great drink but easy to make. For mixed drinks I found Taffer’s mixes to help me make a drink faster and with less prep work. It was nice to have almost everything I need in one bottle. I had a holiday party last weekend. My friends had a great time trying new drinks. It was nice to spend time with my friends instead of making cocktails with so many different ingredients. Taffer’s mixes were a great addition to my holiday party; everyone enjoyed their drinks. The drinks were easy and fast to make. I can’t wait till my next party to try new cocktails or mocktails with these fantastic mixers.

Frozen Holiday Pina Colada

Prep Time3 mins

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz Taffer’s Pina Colada Mix

  • 2 oz Rum

  • 1/2 cup Ice
  • 2 Tbsp whipped cream // Cool whip

  • Dash almond extract 

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine Taffer’s mix with rum, ice, and a dash of almond extract. Blend until smooth and pour into a serving glass. In a small bowl, whip together your whipped cream and a dash almond extract. Top your Pina Colada with almond whipped cream and serve!

 

Christmas Cosmobellini

Prep Time3 mins

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz Taffer’s Cosmopolitan Mix

  • 1.5 oz Citrus vodka

  • 1.5 oz Champagne or Prosecco

  • Frozen cranberries

  • Fresh pomegranate seeds

  • Rosemary sprigs

  • Lime juice and sugar for rim. 

Instructions

  • Add Taffer’s mix and vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Place pomegranate seeds, frozen cranberries and rosemary into a chilled cocktail glass. Strain cocktail mixture into the glass. Top with champagne or prosecco. Serve!

Pear + Thyme Cosmo

Prep Time3 mins

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz Taffer’s Cosmopolitan Mix

  • 1 oz Vodka

  • 1 oz Rose Prosecco 

  • 2-3 Slices Pear
  • 2-3 Sprigs fresh thyme 

Instructions

  • Fill a champagne flute with fresh thyme and pear slices. In a shaker with ice, shake your vodka and Taffer’s mix. Strain into your champagne flute and top with rose prosecco!

Mistletoe Margarita

Prep Time3 mins

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz Taffer’s Strawberry Margarita mix

  • 1.5 oz Tequila


  • Red and Green sugar

    amount to your liking
  • Lime juice

    amount to your liking

Instructions

  • Rim a margarita glass with lime juice. In a small plate, arrange red and green alternating sugars. Dip the glass in the alternating sugar to rim the glass with color. Add Taffer’s and tequila into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into the rimmed glass over a large cube.

Taffer’s has four great mixers to add to your next party. They are easy to mix up a quick cocktail or mocktail for a special occasion or a small dinner party. I love to find and try new cocktails, make your next party or intimate gathering that much more exciting with these new recipes.