ONLINE ONLY: Know Feliz - Holiday Cocktails Demonstration

Aisha Ali with Twist Cocktail Catering Co Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 12/16/2020
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 6:45 PM
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Treat yourself or impress your guests this holiday season with the perfect cocktail.

Learn how to make a Skinny Margarita, Boulevardier and Sangria from Aisha Ali, Event Director at Twist Cocktail Catering Co.

Skinny MargaritaAlcohol needed: Silver/Blanco Tequila

Ingredients:1.5 oz silver tequila
1.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz freshly-squeezed orange juice
.5 oz agave nectar
Club soda

Preparation: Fill your glass with ice. Pour ice into cocktail shaker. Add tequila, lime juice, agave, orange juice and shake. Pour entire contents of shaker into glass (including ice). Top with club soda. Garnish with a lime slice.

Served: On the rocks
Standard garnish: Lime slice
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass or margarita glass

BoulevardierAlcohol needed: Campari, Sweet Red Vermouth, Rye Whiskey or Bourbon

1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet red vermouth
1.5 oz rye whisky or bourbon
Orange (peel only)

Preparation: Add ice to cocktail shaker. Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker. Stir with spoon for 30 seconds. Add ice to glass. Strain cocktail into glass, garnish with an orange peel.

Served: On the rocks
Standard garnish: Orange peel
Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass

Red SangriaAlcohol needed: Pinot Noir

1 bottle of Pinot Noir
1 large orange
1 cup thinly sliced seasonal fruit (such as a mix of apple, pear, strawberries and peaches)
1 small lemon, sliced into thin rounds
˝ cup brandy
1 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup, to taste

Preparation: Slice the orange in half and squeeze the juice of one-half of the orange into a pitcher. Thinly slice the remaining orange half and place the slices into the pitcher. Slice the fruit into bite-sized pieces and add to pitcher. Add lemon slices, brandy and 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup. Pour the wine into the pitcher and stir to combine. Taste, and add another tablespoon of maple syrup if you want a sweeter cocktail. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours. Serve in wine glasses with a few ice cubes to keep it chilled. Enjoy!

Served: On the rocks
Standard garnish: Mixed fruit
Drinkware: Wine glass

Twist is a Bend-based beverage catering company that has been serving Central Oregon for over 12 years. When COVID shutdowns threatened Twist’s survival and the nonprofit fundraisers they enjoyed servicing, they diversified by creating Fundraising By The Barrel. Fundraising By The Barrel is an online wine club with 50% of the proceed benefitting a local nonprofit. Check them out at &

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Contact: Paige M. Ferro
Contact Number: 541-312-1063
Presenter: Aisha Ali with Twist Cocktail Catering Co.
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