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This year, take holiday cocktails up a notch. Sonoma Cider – the award-winning brand in the exploding hard cider category, rapidly gaining a reputation for its certified organic ingredients and distinctive flavors – has developed some festive cocktails using their unique ciders.

Hatchet’s Bounty

The Hatchet’s Bounty

1.5 oz St. George Botanivore Gin

.5 oz Gran Gala Orange Liqueur

.5 oz cranberry simple syrup

small pinch of cinnamon

a nickel sized piece of ginger

3 oz The Hatchet

1 egg white

Sprinkle nutmeg

Orange Zest

 

Whip egg white with mixer until it forms peaks. Set egg white aside while you finish the cocktail (don’t let sit for too long–after a few minutes the egg will “break”.  Muddle first 5 ingredients and then shake with ice for 15 seconds. Strain into rocks glass. Top with cider and fill with ice but leave 1/2″ room at top of glass. Spoon stiff egg white over the top and dab with spoon to form little peaks. Sprinkle nutmeg and zest orange to garnish.

Cran Master Sage

Cran Master Sage

 1.5oz St. George Botanivore Gin

.75 oz cranberry simple syrup

4 sage leaves

.5 oz honey syrup

1/4 lemon

4oz The Hatchet

 

Muddle sage with all ingredients but cider. Shake with ice for 15 seconds and strain into glass. Top with 4 oz cider and then fill glass with ice. Garnish with sage leaf and cranberries on a pick.

 

Snow Apple Cap

Snow Apple Cap

1.5oz St. George Botanivore Gin

4 sage leaves plus more for garnish

.75 oz honey syrup

.75 oz sweet vermouth

small sprinkle of cinnamon

3 oz The Hatchet

1 egg white

Sprinkle of nutmeg

 

Muddle sage with gin in a mixing glass.  Add honey syrup, sweet vermouth and a small pinch of cinnamon and then shake with ice for 15 seconds.  Strain into glass, add cider and then fill with ice leaving 1/2″.  Top with stiff egg white, sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish with sage leaves.