Two of the flavors we created for the 2019 Bourbon in the Park event, Orange Blossom Pomegranate and Blackberry Lemon Thyme, were so well received that we decided to serve them at the Cincy Chic Holiday Glam Fashion Show and shopping event that took place a few months later. Rather than pair both flavors with bourbon, however, this time we offered Blackberry Lemon Thyme mixed with vodka.
To make service quick and easy, we combined fully melted Mixicles with the base spirits in advance, and then served them from dispensers.
As we are apt to do at events, we sampled our drinks before serving them to guests. During a lull when the attendees were watching the fashion show, Jen had the idea to combine samples from both dispensers. Jason feared that an Orange-Blossom-Pomegranate-Blackberry-Lemon-Thyme-Bourbon-Vodka cocktail would be overwhelming, but decided to go along with it (as he's apt to do), and discovered that it actually resulted in a well-balanced cocktail.
This drink soon became our mutual favorite mix of Mixicles, and we called it the "J+J" when we offered it at the Roaring 20s happy hour we hosted on our "Mixiversary" (right before COVID-19 shut everything down).
A word of warning: this cocktail is very easy drinking and really knocks a punch — so much so that you may have a second (or third or fourth...) and end up smiling under a Christmas tree.
Both Orange Blossom Pomegranate and Blackberry Lemon Thyme Mixicles are available as part of our Distinctive Collection.
The J+J (aka Christmas "Punch")
- 1 Orange Blossom Pomegranate Mixicles® cube
- 1 Blackberry Lemon Thyme Mixicles® cube
- 1 ounce bourbon
- 1 ounce vodka
Drop the Mixicles® cubes into a shaker. Add the vodka and bourbon, and give it a good shake. Pour into a rocks glass, sip, and enjoy a long winter’s nap.