Toast Under the Mistletoe: Holiday Drink Recipe

Let’s toast to the season with a holiday-inspired cocktail, created by our Mixologists at Jacks Monterey, right here at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Tradition may say one must give a kiss under the mistletoe, but in this case, why not a sip?!


Introducing your new favorite holiday libation – The Mistletoe



  • 1 once of cranberry sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 ounces of spiced rum
  • 1 once of lemon juice
  • 1 once of apple juice
  • Ice
  • 1-2 ounces sparkling apple cider
  • 1 Rosemary sprig



  1. Add 1 once of cranberry sauce (homemade or store bought) to a glass
  2. Pour 2 ounces of your favorite brand of spiced rum
  3. Add 1 once of lemon juice, and 1 once of apple juice
  4. Add ice and shake ingredients vigorously
  5. Strain over ice and top with sparkling apple cider
  6. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and ENJOY!




Please drink responsibly this holiday season and always.

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