To all who participated in the holiday cocktail contest: Whether you submitted an entry, shared the contest link, or even liked the promotional post(s) on Facebook and Instagram - THANK YOU!
You all made the contest a huge success and really helped spread the love and Zamir Vodka peace-making mission this holiday season.
We received a lot of great submissions, and after careful review, the winners have been chosen:
Kristy H. of Sacramento, CA and Brian F. of Cheektowaga, NY!
If you're still feeling spirited by the holiday season...or need to grab a drink to recover from it, check out the recipes and drink photos from Kristy and Brian and get mixing!
Happy New Year!
Kristy H.'s Peace on Earth
2 Oz Zamir Peacemaker Vodka
2 Oz Diet Ginger Ale
1.5 Oz Lemoncello
4-5 drops Blue Curacao
2 Tbs Sage & Rosemary Syrup*
* Sage & Rosemary Syrup
6-8 Sage Leaves
2 sprigs of Rosemary
3 Packets Truvia
1/4 Cup Corn Syrup
1 Cup Water
Step #1: Prepare the Sage & Rosemary syrup:
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Simmer until truvia is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and steep for 1 hour.
- Strain sage and rosemary syrup into a small container
Step #2: Combine ingredients.
Combine 2 oz. Zamir Peacemaker Vodka, 2 Oz Diet Ginger Ale, 1.5 oz Lemoncello, 4-5 drops Blue Curacao, 2 Tbs sage & rosemary syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into your favorite peacemaking cocktail glass.
Pour in the ginger ale and serve with a spring of rosemary.
Enjoy with your favorite peacemakers - Cheers!
Brian F.'s Russian Reindeer
1½ oz Zamir vodka
2 oz cranberry juice
1 oz rosemary syrup (instruction to make below)
Juice from ½ lime
Lime slices, rosemary sprig and cranberries for garnish
Make rosemary syrup by placing equal parts sugar and water in small saucepan over a high heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
Add rosemary (1 or 2 sprigs).
Once syrup starts to boil leave on the stove for and couple of minutes then remove and allow to cool.
Fill a tumbler, mug, or your favorite glass with ice.
Squeeze juice from 1/2 lime into glass.
Pour Zamir vodka, rosemary syrup, and cranberry juice into the glass. Use a spoon and stir well. The ingredients should mix well and start to cloud in the glass.
Then, top with ginger beer and give one more stir to incorporate the ginger beer into the drink. Garnish with a few lime slices, a rosemary sprig and a few cranberries.
You can also serve this drink up. Follow instructions above and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and twist of lime.
Stay tuned for more contests and opportunity to win prizes.