As the festive season unfolds in Australia, it brings with it a unique celebration unlike anywhere else in the world. While the Northern Hemisphere wraps itself in snow, Australians embrace the warmth of a summer Christmas and New Year. This time of year is not just about traditional festivities; it’s a season filled with sun-soaked days, lively beach gatherings, and backyard barbecues. In this context, the holiday cheer is not about warming up with hot beverages but rather about finding creative and refreshing ways to cool down.
This is where Crystella’s commercial water systems become an essential part of your holiday celebration. In a land where the holiday season meets the heat of summer, the need for invigorating and chilled drinks becomes not just a desire but a necessity. Crystella’s systems offer an effortless solution to create an array of sparkling beverages.
From fizzy refreshments that quench the summer thirst to effervescent cocktails that add sparkle to your evening soirees, these drinks are perfect for every festive occasion. With Crystella, you can effortlessly turn your club, café or restaurant into a haven of cool, bubbly delights, ensuring that your guests stay refreshed and merry throughout the festive summer season. Whether you’re serving up sparkling water, mineral water, or creative seltzer mixtures, these healthy drinks are a perfect way to keep your patrons refreshed.
Welcome to a world where the holiday spirit bubbles over in every glass! As we approach the festive season of 2023, it’s time for clubs, cafés and restaurants to get more festive with their drinks menus. Embrace the joyous atmosphere with these 10 sensational sparkling holiday drink recipes, perfect for creating a memorable experience for your patrons. Each recipe features the effervescence of Crystella’s on-tap sparkling water, enhanced with a festive twist.
Forget hot chocolate and hot cocktail varieties popular in the northern hemisphere. Add a festive punch to your menu with these cool, refreshing, holiday-inspired drink recipes.
This Cranberry Sparkle Festive Drink, prepared using Crystella’s commercial water system, brings a sophisticated flair to your holiday offerings, blending the effervescence of sparkling water with the tangy taste of cranberry.
Method: Mix Crystella sparkling water with cranberry juice in a ratio that suits your taste. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. This drink offers a perfect balance of tart and fizz, making it an instant holiday favourite.
Optional Extra: For a more festive touch, adding Prosecco or Champagne can elevate the drink to a sparkling cranberry cocktail, perfect for holiday toasts. A shot of vodka would be a great addition for those who prefer a spirit that doesn’t overpower the drink’s fruity flavours.
Pomegranate juice, when mixed with Crystella sparkling water, creates a refreshing seltzer that’s both festive and healthy.
Method: Combine pomegranate juice with a splash of fresh lime juice and top it up with Crystella sparkling water. Add pomegranate seeds for a festive look. This drink is not only delicious but also a visual treat.
Optional Extras: For an elegant touch, a few edible flowers, such as violets or pansies, can be floated on top for a sophisticated and festive presentation. Adding a splash of sparkling wine or champagne can transform the drink into a luxurious, bubbly cocktail, perfect for special occasions.
Enjoy the holiday spirit with this healthy drink, a delightful combination of homemade gingerbread syrup and Crystella’s sparkling mineral water.
Method: Stir gingerbread syrup into Crystella sparkling water and top with whipped cream. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for that classic holiday feel. It’s like a gingerbread cookie in a glass!
Optional Extras: A light dusting of ground nutmeg on top of the whipped cream can add a warm, spicy aroma that complements the gingerbread syrup. Mixing in a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee can create a delightful gingerbread coffee sparkle. This addition would be perfect for coffee lovers and those looking for a festive drink with a caffeine kick.
This recipe highlights the versatility of sparkling water, a healthier alternative to traditional sugary sodas.
Method: Mix apple cider with Crystella sparkling water. Add sliced apples and a few cinnamon sticks for a warming touch. This sangria variant is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Optional Extras: For a traditional sangria twist, mix in some white wine. It’ll lighten the drink and add a complexity of flavours. Add a splash of brandy or bourbon to give the sangria a robust and warming depth, ideal for holiday festivities. For a non-alcoholic yet festive option, replace part of the cider with sparkling apple juice for an extra fizzy experience.
A classic mojito, reimagined with Crystella sparkling water, becomes a refreshing seltzer that’s perfect for the Australian summer.
Method: Muddle mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and top with Crystella sparkling water for a refreshing and invigorating drink.
Optional Extras: Rim the glass with granulated sugar for a sweet contrast to the mojito’s zesty and minty flavours. For an alcoholic version, add white rum to taste. Optionally, blend with ice for a frozen mojito, ideal for a summer holiday refreshment.
This Orange & Rosemary Refresher recipe is a testament to the versatility of Crystella’s commercial water system, offering a refreshing mix of sweet orange juice and aromatic rosemary, perfectly carbonated for your customers’ enjoyment.
Method: Mix orange juice with Crystella sparkling water and garnish with orange slices and add fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish and enhance flavour. This drink combines the sweetness of oranges with the aromatic rosemary in a delightful way.
Optional Extras: In addition to the orange slices, a twist of orange peel can add an elegant flair and a more concentrated citrus aroma. For a sweeter touch, stir in a bit of honey or agave syrup, especially if the oranges are on the tart side.
Berries and lemon-lime soda, mixed with the effervescence of Crystella sparkling mineral water, create a delightful health beverage.
Method: In a punch bowl, combine mixed berries, lemon-lime soda, Crystella sparkling water, and a dash of lemon juice. This delicious combination is a sure hit for any holiday party.
Optional Extras: Consider adding a splash of a berry-flavoured liqueur, like Chambord, or cherry brandy to intensify the fruity flavour and add depth to the punch. Use frozen berries instead of fresh ones to keep the punch chilled without diluting it as ice would.
This tropical drink, featuring pineapple juice and Crystella sparkling water, is an ideal healthy drink option for your festive menu.
Method: Mix pineapple juice with Crystella sparkling water and serve over ice. Garnish with pineapple slices for a tropical twist to your holiday menu.
Optional Extras: Add a maraschino cherry for a classic garnish that offers a pop of colour and a hint of additional sweetness. Include a shot of coconut rum to turn this delightful mocktail into a luscious cocktail, perfect for adult guests looking for a festive tipple. For an extra tropical flair, rim the glass with coconut flakes. Add a sprig of Christmassy peppermint for an extra fun garnish that pairs wonderfully with pineapple.
With a variety of fresh citrus juices and a hint of Elderflower Liqueur, this Summer Citrus Spritzer showcases the seamless integration of flavourful ingredients with the high-quality carbonation from Crystella’s commercial water system.
Start by blending a mix of fresh citrus juices for a vibrant and tangy base. Incorporate Elderflower Liqueur for an added flavour dimension to this sparkling seltzer, making it a sophisticated and healthy drink choice. A splash of Elderflower Liqueur will infuse the drink with its delicate floral notes, perfectly complementing the sharpness of the citrus. Top the mixture with Crystella sparkling water, adding a refreshing fizz that makes this drink ideal for Australia’s warm summer holidays. Garnish with slices of citrus fruits for a bright, festive look.
The Spiced Pear Sparkler, enhanced by Crystella’s state-of-the-art commercial water system, offers a harmonious blend of sweet pear and warm cinnamon, topped with a sparkling touch for a festive and elegant beverage.
Method: Combine pear juice with a pinch of ground cinnamon and top with Crystella sparkling water. Garnish with pear slices for an elegantly spiced drink.
Optional Extras: For an alcoholic twist, adding perry enhances the natural flavours, while the base of Crystella sparkling mineral water keeps it light and refreshing. Lightly drizzle caramel over the pear slices for a decadent and visually appealing garnish, enhancing the sweetness of the pear. Add a spicy kick with fresh nutmeg.
This holiday season, transform your café, SRL club or restaurant into a festive haven with these sparkling drink recipes. Each recipe is designed to delight your patrons, offering them a taste of the season with every sip. And remember, the heart of each of these concoctions is the quality and freshness of Crystella sparkling water. So, raise a glass and toast to a joyous and prosperous holiday season!