A Very Murray Mixology Christmas! @Netflix_CA #NetfliXmas #StreamTeam #Recipes

A Very Murray Mixology Christmas! @Netflix_CA #NetfliXmas #StreamTeam #Recipes
11 Dec 2015

A couple weeks ago, Netflix had a little Holiday Media Event, where lots of media outlets were present, mingling away, and enjoying festive cocktails. Prior to the public media event, Netflix hosted a special VIP mixology session just for the Netflix StreamTeam members.

At that mixology session, we learned how to make 4 really awesome drinks. Here are the recipes for those festive libations. Enjoy!

mixology mimosas

Murray Mimosas

Glass: Flute
Ice: None
Garnish: Orange Chip

• 1oz housemate orange and strawberry reduction
• 6oz sparkling wine
1 dash orange bitters

Build Method:
• Add orange reduction and bitters to flute and top with sparkling wine
• Garnish with an orange chip

Flavour Profile: Light and refreshing

How To Make Orange/Strawberry Reduction (makes approx 1 litre)

• 3 cups orange juice
• 3 cups sugar
• orange peel from two oranges
• 3 cups strawberries, stemmed and cut into pieces (to be blended with completed orange reduction once cooled)

• Bring sugar, orange juice and peel to boil stirring occasionally
• Lower the heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes (the liquid should be reduced by a third)
• Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes
• Add reduction to a blender with strawberries and blend until pureed
• Strain liquid through a fine strainer
• Place in a plastic container and store in the fridge

mixology schaffer

Snowed In With Schaffer

Glass: Old Fashioned
Ice: Cubed
Garnish: Apple chip, cinnamon stick

• 2 oz Canadian Club
• 1 bar spoon maple syrup
• 1 dash black walnut bitters
• 1 dash orange bitters

Build Method:
• Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice
• Stir and strain into an old fashioned glass over ice
• Garnish with an apple chip and cinnamon stick

Flavour Profile: Bold whiskey flavour with a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup

mixology chris on the rocks

Chris On The Rocks

Glass: Collins
Ice: Cubed
Garnish: Half wheel grapefruit

• 1.5oz Spiced Rum
• 0.75oz fresh lime
• 0.75oz grapefruit juice
• 0.5oz cinnamon syrup
• Top with ginger beer

Build Method:
• Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with ice
• Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with 5 cubes of ice
• Top with ginger beer and garnish with a wheel of grapefruit

Flavour Profile: Bold rum flavour with a hint of spice and ginger

How to make Cinnamon syrup (makes approx 1 litre)

• 2.5 cups sugar
• 2.5 cups water
• 35 grams broken cinnamon sticks (use scale)

• Bring sugar, water and cinnamon to boil stirring occasionally
• Lower the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes
• Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes
• Strain liquid through a fine strainer
• Place in a plastic container and store in fridge

mixology miley

Miley Under The Mistletoe

Glass: Old Fashioned
Ice: Cubed
Garnish: Lemon shell, 3 raspberries, mint and icing sugar

• 1.5oz Beefeater Gin
• 0.5oz chamomile infused White Vermouth
• 1oz lemon juice
• 1oz simple syrup
• 1oz egg white
• 4 raspberries

Build Method:
• Muddle raspberries in a shaker and add remaining ingredients
• Dry shake to incorporate egg white with the other ingredients to get a nice frothy texture, add ice and shake again
• Double strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice

Flavour Profile: Sweet, sour and fruity

A Very Murray Christmas!

If you haven’t yet seen this Netflix original staring Bill Murray and a fantastic supporting cast, you should. Here’s a little sneak peak!

Have A Very Murray Christmas!

mixology cheers

Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I am part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All opinions are my own.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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