• Recipe by Joseph Anthony Apostol
  • Beverage Innovation Executive – DaVinci Gourmet Philippines; Mix Generation Bar Services – Proprietor; Philippine Flair Underground – Founder

“Christmas will always be the best when celebrating with the people we love. Putting together different ingredients in one drink is like bringing the family back together. For me, family is the one chance you have at receiving a gift that can’t be wrapped. We must only have the courage, diligence, and patience to see it. Happiness is the greatest gift life has to offer. In any celebration, what matters is who’s gathered around.” – Joseph

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml vodka
  • 15 ml DaVinci Gourmet Super Berries
  • 5 ml DaVinvi Gourmet Intense Cherry Blossom
  • 5 ml lemon juice
  • 90 ml cranberry juice
  • 30 ml soda water or champagne (optional)
  • ½ g gold glitter

  • Glass: highball
  • Garnish: chocolate bar, cherry, mint leaves, berries, Menta Cubano mist, icing sugar, gift wrap (optional)
  • Ice: cube

Directions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker except soda water or champagne.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour into a highball glass.
  4. Garnish with chocolate bar, cherry, and mint leaves with icing sugar dust.

How to Make the Menta Cubano Mist:

  • 10 ml water
  • 15 ml DaVinci Gourmet Menta Cubano
  • 5 ml DaVinci Gourmet Intense Mexican Lime

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake 10 times and spray.

Tasting notes: “I used the DaVinci Gourmet Super Berries, a blend of four super fruits such as blackcurrant, cranberry, pomegranate, and acai. This syrup has lots of benefits.” The DaVinci Gourmet Intense Cherry Blossom adds floral notes.

“With my drink masterpiece, you can taste the brilliant combination of berries with a sharp citrus kick and floral following with a smooth taste of vodka on the palate. The mist of DaVinci Gourmet Menta Cubano with DaVinci gourmet Intense Mexican Lime will surely will remind you of the season.”

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