Cocktails
Let the party begin!

Let the party begin!

Raise your glass to holiday magic and the New Year... but before you do, make sure to fill it with one of our festive cocktail recipes! Party punch, bubbly cocktails, cider- based drinks—we have something for all your seasonal celebrations!

Midnight bubbles

Cocktails that pop

Sparkling wine is your best ally when it comes to creating festive and chic cocktails. By mixing it with a neutral spirit, such as vodka, you get a million and one possibilities! Feel like a more gourmet cocktail? Try rimming your glass with large sugar crystals and topping your drink with a scoop of sorbet. Or, create a Christmassy cocktail by combining bubbly with cranberry juice and citrus liqueur.

Brilliant blue

Citrus liqueur, like blue curaçao, is a home-bar must that’s sure to impress your guests! Its hypnotizing colour is reminiscent of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, while its refreshing taste transports you to the Islands. Pour yourself a drink and trade in the winter blues for tropical blue deliciousness! Versatile, this liqueur pairs nicely with sparkling wine (like in our Midnight Bubbles recipe), or with other base spirits, such as vodka, gin, tequila, or rum.

1 drink

Ingredients
15 mL (1/2 oz) vodka
A splash of citrus liqueur (like blue curaçao)
A splash of lemon juice
90 mL (3 oz) sparkling wine
1 orange zest

Preparation
In a flute glass, combine the vodka, citrus liqueur, and lemon juice. Top up with the sparkling wine. Stir using a mixing spoon. Garnish with orange zest.

Eskimo

$39.25

Eskimo

Vodka750 mlCanada
Eskimo

Eskimo

$39.25

Vodka750 mlCanada, QuebecSAQ code : 14128726

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Star-studded Kir

A luxurious liqueur

Blackcurrant liqueur (also called crème de cassis) is widely known for its indissociable alliance with white wine. Together, these two ingredients make for an iconic cocktail known as the Kir. However, blackcurrant liqueur is also great in a wide variety of other cocktails, including those made with spirits. For a quick go-to cocktail, combine blackcurrant liqueur with vodka and an acidic fruit juice (lemon, grapefruit, cranberry, etc.). Celebrating a special occasion? Opt for a classic Kir Royal made with Champagne or bubbly instead of white wine.

Crazy for cider

Quebec cider is a deliciously unique product we can definitely be proud of! It’s practical: it keeps in the cellar for about five years, and once opened it can be stored in the fridge for several weeks. It’s also delicious: its all-natural apple aromas mingle with spices like cinnamon and ginger—flavours that are heightened when you warm the cider up, which makes for the perfect drink to cosy up with during the cold winter months!

4 drinks

Ingredients
360 mL (12 oz) Quebec cider, chilled
250 mL (8 oz) sparkling water, chilled
90 mL (3 oz) blackcurrant liqueur
4 sprigs rosemary

Preparation
Divide the cider and sparkling water between four flute glasses. Add 3/4 oz of crème de cassis to each glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Monna & Filles Crème de cassis

$25.20

Monna & Filles Crème de cassis

Fruit beverage (blackcurrant)375 mlCanada
Monna & Filles Crème de cassis

Monna & Filles Crème de cassis

$25.20

Fruit beverage (blackcurrant)375 mlCanada, QuebecSAQ code : 10381661

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Cranberry-lime-rum punch

Popular punch

A party staple if ever there was one, punch is the perfect drink to offer your guests this holiday season. For a more modern twist to an age-old classic, make your punch in a pretty pitcher rather than a punch bowl, and serve it in elegant margarita glasses. You can even garnish your glasses ahead of time with lime wedges or fresh cranberries. 

Very versatile

Don’t have all the ingredients on hand to whip up a delicious punch? Just improvise! With a solid splash of rum, most fruit juices, whether fresh or store-bought, make for a yummy drink! Have a can of coconut milk in your pantry? Use it in lieu of juice, add a handful of exotic fruit (starfruit, mango, pineapple), and you’ve got yourself a tropical paradise punch!

12 drinks

Ingredients
420 mL (14 oz) white rum
690 mL (23 oz) red cranberry juice or cranberry-raspberry juice
150 mL (5 oz) lime juice
45 mL (3 tbsp) sugar
Ice
Cranberries
Lime wedges

Preparation
In a pitcher, combine all the ingredients except for the cranberries and lime wedges. Pour into margarita glasses. Garnish with cranberries and lime wedges.

Distillerie de Montréal Rosemont Rhum Blanc

$40.25

Distillerie de Montréal Rosemont Rhum Blanc

White rum750 mlCanada
Distillerie de Montréal Rosemont Rhum Blanc

Distillerie de Montréal Rosemont Rhum Blanc

$40.25

White rum750 mlCanada, QuebecSAQ code : 14033401

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Shooting Star, punch version

Party… with a punch!

Want to wow your guests? Kick off the festivities by serving our Shooting Star punch! Made with gin and ice cider, a handful of berries, and a splash of delicate white cranberry juice, this punch is big on flavour and style! The detail that makes all the difference? Infusing the mixture with star anise — which adds depth of flavour. You can use fresh herbs for your brew, or opt for your favourite ready-to-drink tea bags.

6 drinks

Ingredients
125 mL (4 oz) dry gin
250 mL (8 oz) ice cider
250 mL (8 oz) water
4 star anise
180 mL (6 oz) white cranberry juice
80 mL (2 1/2 oz) blueberry juice
12 ice cubes
1/2 basket of raspberries (170 g), for garnish
1/2 basket of blueberries (170 g), for garnish
1/2 basket of blackberries (170 g), for garnish

Preparation
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan containing the star anise. Remove from burner, cover and leave to infuse for five minutes. Pour into a punch bowl. Add the remaining liquid ingredients. Stir using a mixing spoon. Serve in old-fashioned glasses containing a few ice cubes. Garnish each glass with fresh fruits.

Photos: Ariel Tarr
Illustration: Valérie Bertrand

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