Wednesday, December 5th marks the 79th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, otherwise known as Repeal Day. What better way to kick off the holiday season then by hosting a gathering to celebrate this pivotal moment in history?

In honor of the occasion, show you’re someone that knows a thing or two about both history and cocktails, by crafting your guests a classic cocktail with a modern twist, such as the Añejo Old Fashioned. Instead of using the standard whiskey, substitute it for Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro, the world’s first clear añejo, which has notes of toasted oak and spice that will provide complexity to the drink, but with a surprising twist.

Afterwards, crank up the carols and bring the holiday spirit to life by serving guests a shot of the El Brindis Navideño – a simple infusion of seasonal spices with Tequila Don Julio Blanco. This won’t be your typical eggnog toast!

Añejo Old Fashioned

Created By Mixologist Rocco Milano

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro
  • 1 teaspoon Aperitif Wine
  • 1 teaspoon Light Agave Syrup
  • Orange Zest for Garnish

Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio 70 Añejo Claro, apertif wine and light agave syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour contents into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange zest.

Ideal Serving Glass: Rocks glass

Yield: 1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

El Brindis Navideño (The Holiday Toast)

Created by Mixologist Leo Robitschek

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle (750 ml) Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 10 Black Pepper Corns
  • 3 Cardamom Pods
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Vanilla Bean

Preparation: Place star anis, cinnamon sticks and cloves in an infusion jar and top with Tequila Don Julio Blanco. Let sit and infuse for 2 days. Strain contents back into Tequila Don Julio Blanco bottle.

Ideal Serving Glass: Shot Glass

Yield: 16 drinks, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol