Enjoy an extra special treat this holiday season. Stop by a Delaware distillery to purchase to-go bottles of spirits so you can make cider, martini’s and more!

Beach Time Distilling
Beach Time is located in Lewes, Delaware where they are known for their tropical drinks in the summer! Stop by in the winter season to pick up a to-go bottle of their “Saffron Gin” to make holiday cocktails!
“Saint Saffron”
Ingredients:
1.5 oz Saffron Gin
.75 oz Saint Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
1 lemon slice
Seltzer Water
Method:
 Over ice, combine Saffron Gin and Saint Germaine. Top with Seltzer Water and stir. Squeeze lemon slice and stir again if desired. Drop in lemon slices as a garnish.

Dogfish Head Distillery
Dogfish Head Distillery is in Milton, Delaware you can stop by the Milton location to pick up a bottle Compelling Gin & Cider to-go along with shopping for holiday gifts in their on-site store!  
“Compelling Gin & Cider”
Ingredients:
2 oz. Compelling Gin
4 oz. Fresh Apple Cider
Method:
Fill collins glass with ice, pour gin & cider. Stir & garnish with apple slice & cinnamon.
To make a pitcher of cocktails for 4 drinks. Add 1 pint (16oz) of Cider with 1/2 pint (8oz) of Compelling Gin. Stir & garnish with apple slices & cinnamon.

Painted Stave Distilling
Painted Stave is in Smyrna, Delaware distilling premium spirits in small batches. Painted Stave “Silver Screen Vodka” is the perfect spirit to make a holiday martini!
"Mistletoe Martini"
Ingredients:
  2 oz Silver Screen vodka
1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
  1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
 1 ½ oz Cranberry Juice
 Cranberries
   Mint
Method:
 Add ice into a cocktail shaker then add the vodka, elderflower, simple syrup and cranberry juice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into martini glass and then garnish by adding cranberries and mint!

Bonus Cocktail!
If you are attending an early morning holiday brunch party, celebrate with a Beermosa! Stop by a Delaware Brewery for speciality crafted wheat beer. 
Ingredients:
Wheat Beer from a Delaware Brewery 
6 oz .Cava
2 oz. of grapefruit juice 
Method:
In a cold glass mix the beer, gava and juice and stir to like and then enjoy! 

Each cocktail above can be topped with fun holiday decorations or desserts to make it more festive!

  • Add green sprinkles to the rim of the glass to the Mistletoe Martini.
  • Buy festive green and red straws for the Saint Saffron.
  • Add a plate of homemade gingerbread cookies to pair with your Compelling Gin & Cider.

Before visiting Delaware be sure to view our Go-To-Guide for tips on how to #ExploreSafelyDE. Please remember to plan ahead and maintain social distancing. Please wear a face covering and bring hand sanitizer. Make sure to review guidelines before arriving at your destination. Some locations may be operating under different capacity or require reservations. Please remember to stay home if you are sick.

Cheers!