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Experience the Holidays with Avanti

December 21, 2021

Shake it up this holiday season with Avanti! Cigars and cocktails are a classic combo that never gets old. Our favorite way to enjoy a cocktail is paired with one of our strong and sweet Avanti cigars. These festive cocktail and cigar pairings are the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. 

Cinnamon Whiskey Sour & Avanti Anisette

This classic whiskey sour with a twist is a great holiday drink. Slightly sweeter than the average sour, the warmth from the cinnamon and other spices will keep you warm during the cold winter days. The blend of spices, which reminds us of Christmastime, and the sweetness of the maple syrup pair well with the sweetness of our Anisette cigars. 

Try the Cinnamon Whiskey Sour from Cookie and Kate.

Winter Bourbon Smash & Avanti Bourbon

Smashes are a type of julep drink. Smashes typically include a spirit base, ice, mint, sugar, and fruit. Substitute seasonal fruit for jam to make this simple holiday drink that’s easily available during the winter months. The winter bourbon smash is slightly sweet, pairing nicely with the sweetness from the Avanti Bourbon. The bourbon flavor from the Avanti Bourbon plays nicely with the fruitiness and the bourbon in the smash. 

Make the wonderful Winter Bourbon Smash from Minimalist Baker. 

Grapefruit Cardamom Fizz & Avanti Vanilla

Light and bubbly, the grapefruit cardamom fizz is slightly sweet and bright, a festive drink perfect for a holiday toast. Try lighting up an Avanti Vanilla for the perfect holiday combo. The sweetness from the Avanti vanilla and the citrusy notes from the grapefruit are a match made in heaven. Cheers!

Try the Grapefruit Cardamom Fizz from The Modern Proper.

Holly Jolly & Avanti Cherry 

This holly jolly holiday drink is like drinking liquid holiday cheer. Not only is this the perfect drink to go with holiday dinner, the tartness of the cranberry and the bitterness of the lime in this drink compliments the sweetness of the Avanti Cherry.  

Mix up the Holly Jolly from Maine Spirits.

Eggnog Martini & Avanti Licorice

Eggnog is a classic holiday drink that is great on it’s own, but is even better when made into an eggnog martini. The sweet and spicy nature of the Avanti Licorice pairs well with the nutty, sweetness of the amaretto and the creaminess of the eggnog. Eggnog disappears after the holidays, so make sure to shake one of these martinis up while you can!

Try an Eggnog Martini from Mantitlement.

Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy mixing up these drinks during the holiday season. Want to experience all these festive pairings? Shop the Avanti Flavors Collection and try them all!