‘Tis the season for libation — and the reasons are many. Whether you’re out to socialize, recline, delight your palate, entertain, or get adventurous, our Kasasa family has Christmas cocktails that’ll give you a little something extra. Here are five Kasasan-crafted mixed drinks, including a gutsy new White Russian recipe.
Savvy Moxie Valiant
Looking for holiday cocktails that’ll really get your guests talking? Spanish Copywriter Claudia Alarcon’s Savvy Moxie Valiant instantly infuses standard party banter with those very Kasasa qualities.
- 1 oz tequila reposado
- 1 oz Aperol
- 1/2 oz red vermouth
- 1/8 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 dash Peychaud bitters
- 3 oz cava or dry sparkling wine
Combine all ingredients except cava in a cocktail shaker, pint glass, or similar container. Stir (not shake) to chill. Strain into a champagne flute glass. Top with cava (or dry sparkling wine) and a twist of lemon peel, giving the peel a little squeeze to release its oil.
Don’t Just Whiskey, Kasasa
Payroll Coordinator Lisa Langdon’s concoction can ease any number of Christmastime stresses. To really kick back, add Don’t Just Whiskey, Kasasa to your ledger of relaxing after-work mixed drinks.
- 2 oz Southern Comfort
- 5-6 oz cranberry juice
- Touch of lime juice
Derek Law’s take on the classic Sazerac is one of the best Christmas cocktails you’ll taste this year. Leave it to a Software Engineer to optimize a drink pioneered over a century ago. Want drink that rewards you each sip? Ask for Kasasarac.
- 2 oz rye whiskey
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
- 1 tablespoon absinthe
- 1 lemon peel
Pour ice and absinthe into a glass. Combine rye, bitters, grenadine, and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Dump absinthe and ice out of the glass. Rub the lemon peel around the lip of the glass and drop it in. Pour cocktail shaker contents into glass and serve.
Holiday cocktails fit for one are dandy, but what happens when you’re playing host to all your far-flung relatives? Enter Kasasa Punch. Devised at a banking tradeshow, it’s perfect for the loveable sideshow that is big family gatherings. The recipe below serves one — family-size it by increasing the ingredients in equal proportion.
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 0.5 oz. Ginger Liquor
- 1 oz. Strawberry puree
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- 0.25 oz. Lime Juice
- 6–8 Rhubarb bitters
Combine in a shaker and shake hard, then pour into a tall or tiki glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and chunk.
Kasasa brings to banking what The Ribbon brings to the White Russian recipe. FIRE. Don’t settle for the same old humbug beverage this season when you can try a new variation with a pleasant kick. This recipe was vetted by the mixologists at Contigo — part ranch, part cocktail lounge, totally local.
- 1.5 oz vodka
- .5 oz Kahlúa coffee liqueur
- 1 oz heavy cream
- 1 oz Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
Fill a study-bottomed glass with ice. Add the vodka and Kahlúa. Top with heavy cream. Add Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur. Stir.
Break out the good glassware and make your season’s celebrations more rewarding with these Kasasa-flavored mixed drinks — from our family to you and yours. Be sure to share the recipe to your favorite holiday cocktails in the comments below!