Keep ahead of the cocktail curve this festive season with Red Stag by Jim Beam

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Forget Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, this festive season it’s all about the new kid on the block: Red Stag by Jim Beam. The unique whiskey, infused with a delicious black cherry flavour, has taken the UK by storm since leaping into stores in April this year. So, ensuring this sophisticated blend takes centre stage at your Christmas and New Year revelries will guarantee you’re ahead of the cocktail curve.

Have a go at mixing these gorgeously smooth, easy-to-prepare concoctions; a truly simple way to give your celebrations the ‘wow’ factor.


Winter Manhattan: Packed with notes of vanilla and oak, followed by luscious black cherry, this cocktail is a delicious twist on the enormously popular Manhattan, said to have originated at the Manhattan Club in New York in the early 1870s.

Winter Manhattan

2 x dash orange bitters
2 shots Red Stag
15ml Sourz Apple
15ml Sweet Vermouth

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with ice and stir briskly for 20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Crimson Cooler: Providing an opportunity to use up your clementines – always a prerequisite over Christmas – this stunningly simple serve embellishes Red Stag by Jim Beam’s notes of orange blossom, and is guaranteed to have wide appeal.

Crimson Cooler

1 x small wedge fresh clementine, squeezed
1 shot Red Stag
1 bar spoon Grenadine
Top with ginger ale

Fill a highball glass with ice, add ingredients and gently stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with a wedge of fresh lime.

Kentucky Cream: A decadent fusion of winter-warming ingredients, this is the ultimate of all nightcaps with which to round off an evening with friends and family.

Kentucky Cream Red Stag

1 x squeeze fresh orange
1 ½ shots Red Stag
½ shot Bols Dark Cacao
10ml vanilla syrup
2 shots single cream

Shake all ingredients with cubed ice for 10 seconds, strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprinkling of nutmeg.

If you are yet to try Red Stag by Jim Beam you truly are in for a treat. Made with four-year-old Jim Beam Bourbon, Red Stag by Jim Beam has been slowly infused with natural flavours using a unique artisanal process, to create a sophisticated whiskey that retains the Jim Beam quality standard and 40% ABV.

Red Stag

The unique blend sets Red Stag by Jim Beam apart as a totally new breed of bourbon, making it not only attractive to regular whiskey drinkers, but also new ones wanting to try something new with this exciting flavoured variant.
RRP £21.75 for a bottle of Red Stag, available at Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons stores as well as 1300 bars nationwide.


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