The holidays are going to look different for a lot of us this year. But even though you might not be hosting your usual get-togethers or parties, you can still spread some holiday cheer within your own household with the help of a festive cocktail (or three — but who’s counting?).
Evermill’s spice collection isn’t just essential for cooking; it can also add infinite levels of flavor to your next drink. Here are some cocktail ideas to keep your holiday season merry, bright, and spirited.
Golden milk lattes aren’t the only drink that turmeric can brighten up: Make a simple syrup by combining one cup of water, one cup of sugar, and one tablespoon of turmeric in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the liquid to a simmer and cook until the sugar has completely melted. Let the syrup cool and add an ounce to your favorite margarita.
Cinnamon + Sugar Garnish
Cinnamon: not just for your favorite cookies. Mix equal parts cinnamon and sugar (and a large pinch of cayenne, if you’re feeling spicy) to use as a rim for sweeter cocktails like espresso martinis, spiked hot chocolate (or unspiked, you do you!), and White Russians.
Captain’s Blend Bloody Mary
Fancy a festive brunch? Not only do we recommend adding a pinch to your favorite Bloody Mary mix, but a Captain’s Blend rim will give your favorite morning cocktail or “hair of the dog,” if you will, an extra punch of rise-and-shine flavor.
Sumac’s bright, citrusy notes make it a natural infusion for vodka. We love this Sumac Martini recipe from famed London chef Yotam Ottolenghi — not only for its combination of elegant flavors, but its seasonally appropriate hue as well.
Harissa Hot Toddy
Chilly days call for warm hot toddies. Make your next one even toastier by adding the heat of harissa. Make a simple syrup by combining 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of honey, and one teaspoon of harissa in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the liquid to a simmer. Let the honey dissolve, then cook for a minute or two more to reduce. Let cool, then strain through a fine mesh strainer. Add a tablespoon to your favorite classic hot toddy recipe.