Spiced Silver Bell Cocktail

Spiced Silver Bell Cocktail

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
189 Calories
0g Fat
27g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 97mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The spiced silver bell is a very interesting cocktail that is ideal for holiday celebrations. It features the smooth taste of Camarena Silver Tequila, which is enhanced with a mix of winter spices, ginger beer, and a touch of citrus.

The ginger beer is a great addition to what would otherwise be a good but not astounding drink. The spiciness of the brew balances out the drink and brings a different spice into the mix while enhancing the cinnamon and allspice of the syrup.

The most intriguing part of this recipe is the cranberry spiced syrup. It is one of those great enhanced simple syrups that you can take into other drinks, even adding it to nonseasonal drinks to give them a holiday flair. It is definitely one to consider keeping in stock during the winter months.

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Spice Syrup:

  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 4 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

  • 1/2 ounce cranberry spice syrup

  • 2 to 3 ounces ginger beer, to taste

  • Lime wheel, for garnish

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this cocktail, the recipe is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and assembly.

Make the Cranberry Spice Syrup

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

  2. Stir continually until the skins of the cranberries begin to pop and they can be easily mashed with the back of a spoon.

  3. Lightly mash the cranberries, but not so much to create a sauce. Remove from heat.

  4. Strain into a heatproof container and let the syrup cool. Refrigerate in a sealed bottle.

Make the Spiced Silver Bell

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Build the ingredients in a double old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

  3. Stir well.

  4. Garnish with a lime wheel. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Choose a good ginger beer for this cocktail to really set it over the top. Favorites include Bundaberg, Q Ginger Beer, and Maine Root.
  • Fresh-squeezed lime juice is preferred. The average lime should yield between 1/2 and 1 ounce, perfect for one or two drinks.
  • To maximize the juice from your lime, let it reach room temperature then roll the fruit between the palm of your hand and the cutting board before slicing it in half.

Recipe Variation

Make this drink into a big-batch cocktail by multiplying the ingredients for the number of servings you need. Mix everything except the ginger beer in a pitcher and store it in the refrigerator. When you're ready to serve, pour the individual drinks, then top them off with ginger beer and add the lime garnish.

How Strong Is a Spiced Silver Bell?

Unless you have a few rounds, the spiced silver bell will not get you schnockered at the holiday party! It's a nice, casual mixed drink that has an average alcohol content around 12 percent ABV (24 proof), which is equivalent to the typical glass of wine.