Monday, 23 December 2013

Wet Your Winter Whistle with MINT + MIRTH.

I've never been to Portland, Oregan before but you better believe I'll be hunting down Jennelle and Joni of Mint + Mirth Bartending next time I'm South of the border. Inspired by the brrr-eautiful winter wedding shot by Aniko Productions, these "purveyors of good times" are offering Refinery readers some cozy drink recipes to cuddle up to this holiday season. (cocktail photo credit: Mai Camera Photography).


Winter weddings are as good as it gets.  Snowy, cozy details, rosy cheeks, bright eyes, fireplace photo shoots, skating and sledding families, stomping around in warm Pendleton blankets…

These delicious cocktails from Mint + Mirth Bartending put a wintery spin on elegant, classic cocktails.  Featuring fresh clementines, fennel, meyer lemons, and other seasonal winter produce, they are sure to jumpstart your winter wedding celebrations and holiday parties. 

These drinks also pair perfectly with winter florals such as ranunculus, cotton, thistle, and winter berries.


      3 oz. Aria Portland dry gin from Bull Run Distillery
      1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
      ½ oz. Bee Local honey
      2 oz. tonic
      Rosemary sprigs

Shake gin, lemon, and honey in an ice-filled shaker and strain into coupe glass.  Top with tonic and garnish with rosemary.


      2 oz. Temperance Trader Bourbon
      3 oz. of Ginger Beer
      ¼ oz. Meyer lemon juice
      ½ fig

Muddle strawberries and figs in an old fashioned glass.  Add bourbon and lemon juice, then fill with ice, top with ginger beer, and stir until chilled.


      1 oz. Burnside Double Barrel Bourbon
      1 oz. Cherry Bomb Whiskey from Eastside Distilling
      1 oz. sweet vermouth
      2 dashes Angostura bitters
      Ice cubes

Stir ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a cherry.


      1 gallon fresh pressed apple cider
      12 cinnamon sticks
      18 whole cloves
      6 whole allspice
      6 cups Below Deck Spiced Rum
      whipped cream

Simmer juice and spices in a large pot for 10 minutes.  Ladle into large mugs and add 3 oz. of Below Deck Spiced Rum to each mug.  Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick.

 . Jennelle + Joni . 

Mint + Mirth offers licensed and insured cocktail bartending in Portland for weddings, private parties, corporate events, birthdays, housewarmings, and more! We make yummy signature cocktails and host licensed and insured bar service at venues all around Oregon.  For more great recipes like these, check out our website or follow us on Instagram


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