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Virginia ABC 2023 Gift Guide

For holiday parties, intimate get togethers or for enjoying yourself, Virginia ABC’s gift guide can help you raise the bar when it comes to seasonal celebrations. Whether you’re shopping for stocking stuffers or for a gift of elegance, we have assembled specially selected spirits that are fit for everyone on your gift list this holiday! Not sure what they may like? Give the gift of choice this holiday season with a gift card to Virginia ABC.
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Cozy Cabin Hot Cocktail Flight

Step into the warmth of our Cozy Cabin Hot Cocktail Flight and let the flavors of the season envelop you in a blissful embrace. This curated selection of three winter-inspired cocktails is designed to transport you to a world of comfort and joy.
Smoky Pomegranate Tea Cocktail

Tequila Apple Cider

A captivating blend of tequila, hot apple cider, and luscious maple syrup garnished with a delectable apple cider donut from our favorite local orchard.
Spicy Rum Hot Chocolate

Spicy Rum Hot Chocolate

A combination of dark rum, hot cocoa, and a smoky kick from the chili bitters. The toasted marshmallows add a sweet finish. 
Smoky Pomegranate Tea Cocktail

Smoky Pomegranate Tea 

Bold essence of vodka with the luscious touch of pomegranate and the enchanting allure of a bespoke Winter Cocktail Blend tea from CaryTown Teas.

Flavor of the Season: Coffee

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Shop Local: Red Rooster Coffee Co.

One of Virginia’s more than 80 coffee roasters, Red Rooster began with a simple idea to roast single-origin coffee for his wife's coffee shop in Floyd, Virginia. Now carried in various retail stores, Red Rooster offers delicious and sustainably sourced from Peru, Ethiopia, Kenya, Costa Rica, Burundi, Colombia, Sumatra, El Salvador, and many more for its coffees. Learn more about Red Rooster roots and delicious coffee cocktails for the holiday.
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Cooking with Spirits: Coffee Cake

Indulge in the festive spirit with our delectable Holiday Coffee Cake, a tantalizing treat that combines the warmth of rich coffee flavors, a buttery crumble topping, and a decadent Jameson Cold Brew coffee liquor glaze. Perfect for holiday brunches or dessert tables, this moist and flavorful cake is sure to become a seasonal favorite.

Fruit for All Festivities

Sugar Plum Fairy

Signature Cocktail: Sugar Plum Fairy

Dressed in the festive hues of winter, this whimsical holiday cocktail seamlessly blends the enchanting notes of Blackleaf Organic Vodka with the festive flair of plum brandy. The vodka provides a crisp canvas for the symphony of fruity and festive notes that will have your taste buds pirouetting in delight. The true star of the show is a frothy egg white foam, reminiscent of snow-covered tutus that adds a luxurious texture. 
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Garnish Journey: Dried Fruit

Elevate your cocktails for the winter season by using dried fruit. Whether you are having a gathering, looking for gift giving ideas, or even getting creative with decorating around the house, dried fruits have a lot to offer.

Spirited Virginia Magazine: Dress Up Your Holidays

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Spirited Virginia magazine’s October-November-December 2023 issue is all about the holiday season! Dress up your holidays with Virginia ABC’s guide to entertaining this holiday season. Check out the Top 10 best-selling spirits that appear on ABC store shelves during winter, grab some quick and easy cocktail recipes that truly bring the season to life and discover the perfect gift to bring to those who open their house up to host! Check out suggestions on liquor flights from our knowledgeable district managers to give your palate a wide range of experiences. Finally, kick your next cup of coffee into another gear with spirits! 
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Spirited Virginia is your guide to new products, creative cocktails, in-store tastings, promotions and what's hot in the world of spirits and entertaining (21 or older).

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