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Raise a glass to these festive cocktails at your holiday bash

Posted at 12:42 PM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-03 12:42:40-05

RICHMOND, Va - Susan Martinson, Founder of Keep It Simple Syrup®, shook up some Fall inspired cocktails featuring her signature ingredient ‘KISS.’ This all natural, flavor-infused simple syrup began as the quintessential solution to coffeehouse syrups loaded with artificial ingredients, and bars lacking fresh mint for their mojitos. By late 2011, this premium product had hit the market as a top-shelf miser at state-run ABC liquor stores in Virginia. For more information you can visit online at www.keepitsimplesyrup.com.

Warm yourself up with these cold weather flavors: apples, pomegranate, cinnamon, & orange!

Cinnamon Pear Gin Fizz

  • 2 oz. unsweetened apple cider
  • 2 oz. unsweetened pomegranate or cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 oz. Cinnamon Keep It Simple Syrup®
  • 1 round orange slice

Heat apple cider and pomegranate juice. Remove from heat. Add rum and KISS®. Stir well and pour into a mug. Float orange slice on top as a garnish.

Adapt your Mimosas and Bellinis to this Fall/Winter version. Perfect for brunch!

Autumn KISS Toddy

  • 2 oz. unsweetened pear juice
  • 1½ oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Cinnamon Keep It Simple Syrup®
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Dry champagne or prosecco
  • Small piece of fresh pear, drizzled with lemon juice

Pour first four ingredients into a champagne flute. Stir gently. Fill to top with champagne or prosecco.

Squeeze lemon over a small chunk of fresh pear (to prevent browning). Make small slice and add to rim of glass as garnish.