Sip & Savor Holiday Cocktails from the Uncorked Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival

Toasting friends and family just get tastier with these amazing cocktail recipes from the upcoming sixth anniversary celebration of Clearwater Beach Uncorked, December 2-3, in a new location directly on Clearwater Beach (Right next to the official host hotel, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach), just south of Pier 60, Clearwater Beach.

From bubbly to vodka, hot toddies to cool sips, here are three concoctions we can’t wait to sample. Make this your signature cocktail at your home or office party.

Chandon Winter Fizz

Chandon Winter Fizz

Chandon Winter Fizz

1/2 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz cranberry juice
3 oz Chandon Rose
Frozen cranberries
Lime twist

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Combine the simple syrup, lime juice and cranberry juice in a rocks glass. Stir. Add ice and frozen cranberries. Top with Chandon Rose. Garnish with lime twist.

Belvedere Vodka Red Spritz

Belvedere Vodka Red Spritz

Belvedere Vodka Red Spritz

1.5 oz vodka
1 oz bitter aperitif
2 orange wedges
1 sprig of rosemary

Combine all ingredients in a wine glass over ice. Top with equal parts of sparkling water and tonic water.

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai)

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai ( Christmas Mai Tai)

Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai (Christmas Mai Tai)

2 ounces Koloa Gold Rum
2 ounces Koloa Spiced Rum
1oz orange curacao
1 oz Orgeat
2 ounces lime juice
1 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce concentrated simple syrup**
6-8 drops Tiki Bitters
1 oz Koloa Dark Rum


Simple Syrup
Sugar ( Koloa Coconut Rum Sugar)
Sugar Cane Swizzle Stick
Sugared Cranberry Skewer
Pineapple slices ( cut into shape of pineapple if desired)

Fill two large rocks glasses all the way with crushed or pebble ice. Add the gold and spiced rums. Add the remaining cocktail ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until well chilled then divide between the glasses. Float a little dark rum on the top of the drinks then garnish with the pineapple, sugared cranberry skewers, sugar can swizzle stick and a large sprig of mint. Serve immediately

About Uncorked: Uncorked celebrates the Bay area’s most renowned chefs, restaurants, and breweries in a culinary showcase served with 180-degree Gulf of Mexico views. The event is the west coast sister of the new Cocoa Beach Uncorked, which debuted in June and was dubbed one of the best food, wine and beer festivals on Florida’s East coast. Tickets and details are available online at

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DISCLAIMER: Kevin, Lori, Gina, & Abby do not dine anonymously (this would be impossible) and we sometimes get free food (though never expected). However, we dine with the locals and we support our own. You will always get honesty in a respectful manner.

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