Sweet Hospitality Group's 'Holiday Spirit'

Sweet Hospitality Group's 'Holiday Spirit'
Sweet Hospitality Group

Sweet Hospitality Group,  the premier concessionaire and caterers for on- and off-Broadway and private clients nationwide, has been adding its dramatic, delicious touch to theaters, parties, and events for nearly 30 years. In honor of the upcoming holiday season, their mixologist has created "Holiday Spirit," a unique cocktail that will have most anyone singing and dancing like Neil Patrick Harris at the Tony Awards in no time!

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Ounces 10 Cane Rum (or Bacardi)
  • 3 Ounces cranberry-fig shrub*
  • Ginger beer (or ginger ale)
  • Seltzer
  • 1 Ounce Ruby port

For the Cranberry-Fig Shrub

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 10 dried black mission figs, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar


Fill a 16-ounce glass with ice.

Add rum, port, and shrub.

Top with half ginger beer and half seltzer to fill.

For the Cranberry-Fig Shrub

Combine water, vinegar, and sugars and whisk or shake until mostly dissolved.

Add cranberry juice, figs, rosemary, and reppercorns and mix well to combine.

Refrigerate for 24-28 hours and strain to remove solids before using.

*Makes 1 quart. The shrub can be refrigerated and will keep for up to 1 week.

Pita Shopping Tip

Middle Eastern cuisine relies on some fragrant and expensive spices and seasonings such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, coriander, turmeric, and sumac. If possible, buy and store them whole; whole spices have a stronger aroma and flavor.

Pita Cooking Tip

For a stronger flavor and aroma, toast spices before grinding them, and only grind the amount that you need for the recipe. Keeping spices whole until needed extends their shelf life.