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Holiday Cocktails + Small Bites

Dress up your holidays and celebrate with your guests in style over a well cultivated food and drink menu! From decadent to delicious, these cocktail and small bite pairings will turn your get togethers into upscale seasonal celebrations. Enjoy these small bites and cocktails rich with spirit and flavors of the season!

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Blue Cheese Steak Crostini

Ornamint + Blue Cheese Steak Crostini

Sweet meets savory with this delightful duo.  Made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, the Ornamint cocktail has a holiday mint flavor that offsets the tang and garlic of the flavorful steak crostini, presenting the perfect small plate and cocktail pairing for sophisticated winter festivities.
Tea Infused Duck Bites with Brie

Winter Park Spritz + Tea-Infused Orange Duck Bites

This sparkling spritz and tea-infused orange duck bites pairing is a match made for your holiday table. Enjoy the fruit and candied notes of St. Remy Signature brandy as you nibble on duck bites made with orange marmalade and red chili flakes, balanced with a mild, creamy brie cheese.
Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette

Tiny Ten Gin + Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette

Native to Virginia, oysters are a local must-have for celebratory occasions such as the holidays. Oysters served on the half shell with mignonette sauce are a classic savory bite for parties large or small, and when paired with a dry cocktail, like the Tiny Ten Gin, the two enhance each other’s flavors for a chic apéritif.
Baja Prawn and Sweetcorn Frittters with Mango and Jalapeno Salsa

Season's Greetings + Baja Prawn and Sweetcorn Fritters

Bring the heat with this pairing fit for a holiday in the tropics. The Selvarey White Rum and Navy Hill Blood Orange Soda based the Season's Greetings cocktail is a sparkling refresher that matches the sweet mango flavor of the and balances the heat of the jalapeño salsa drizzled over this bohemian small bite. 
Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Gilded Ginger Fizz + Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Figs

Leave the charcuterie behind with these prosciutto-wrapped goat cheese-stuffed figs. Garnished with rosemary, orange zest and a hot honey drizzle, these stuffed figs will have you wanting more! Pair your small bite with an Gilded Ginger Fizz made with Virginia-made Belle Isle Yuzu Ginger, a combination of moonshine, citrus and ginger.
Ginger Kisses

Velvet Tux + Ginger Kisses

Ginger is synonymous with the holiday season and these Ginger Kisses and the Velvet Tux cocktail are must haves on your seasonal menu. Enjoy your sweets by the fire with a nightcap filled with the cinnamon flavor of D’Usse VSOP and almond taste of Falernum Velvet Liqueur in this seasonal delight.

Lucys Reserve

A Special Thanks to Our Partners

Thank you to Lucy’s Reserve in Richmond, for partnering with us on our holiday food menu and for the use of their private event space. Also to Beth Dixon, owner of Salt & Acid Professional Bartending Services, for partnering with Virginia ABC to craft our signature and custom holiday cocktails.


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