Add some perfectly balanced, bar-quality pre-crafted cocktails to your holidays with Boyd & Blair’s Ready-to-Serve Craft Cocktails.

Spend quality time with your family and friends this holiday season rather than repeatedly laboring over mixing up their drinks by stocking your shelves with Boyd & Blair’s Ready-to-Serve Craft Cocktails

What is a Ready-to-Serve Craft Cocktail? Don’t you dare mistake it for one of those sub-par “ready-to-drink” travesties that are overly sweet, low-proof, and canned. These are superior craft cocktails that are crafted to perfection using only 5-star Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka (or their Silver Rum) and select premium ingredients. 

Since 2008 Boyd & Blair has been crafting award-winning spirits and ready-to-serve cocktails right here in Pittsburgh utilizing locally sourced potatoes for their vodka and only the finest ingredients for their craft cocktails (like lavender from France for their Lavender Martini). Because their spirits are proudly Pennsylvania-made it’s so simple to add a little taste of home to your holidays by simply adding a bottle of Boyd & Blair. 

Wow your dinner party guests and save yourself precious time while hosting this holiday season by relying on the refined palate of Boyd & Blair’s master distiller and his commitment to quality, authenticity, and taste. These craft cocktails require no mixology on your part but each drink will taste just like you mixed it up yourself. Just give a little shake, pour over ice, and serve. 

And since these are ready-to-serve your family and friends can even handle “making” their own drinks. Just give them glasses, ice, and a few Boyd & Blair craft cocktail options and they too can feel like expert mixologists – all while you put the final touches on your holiday dinner or catch up with a loved one you haven’t seen in awhile.   

Even if you aren’t hosting you can’t go wrong with a professionally crafted Boyd & Blair craft cocktail. How about you make your host’s lives a little easier by bringing along a Holiday Cocktail Gift Set? Because what host wouldn’t love receiving a bottle (or two) of the Pomegranate Codder, Espresso Martini, or Chai Tea Mule

And while Ready-to-Serve Craft Cocktails are a great way to add instant holiday cheer to your gathering Boyd & Blair understands that some hosts want a hand in mixing up the merry themselves. Try your own hand at a creative cocktail creation with either of these Boyd & Blair recipes – Just grab a bottle of their flagship Potato Vodka or Silver Rum and get mixing! 


Punch Base: 1 cup of sugar, Zest of 6 lemons, 1 thumb size chunk of ginger peeled and sliced thin. Add ingredients together and muddle hard. Steep 6 Tazo wild sweet orange teabags (orange pekoe will work also) in 3 cups of boiling water. Let the tea steep for 10 min, remove and discard bags, then add to the sugar mixture while still warm and stir to dissolve sugar.  Refrigerate for at least an hour.  Remove ginger and lemon peels from the liquid.

Add to punch base: 1 bottle of Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, 1 cup of lemon juice, 2 cups Cointreau (orange liqueur will work also), 1 liter of Ginger Ale or sparkling wine for an extra kick. Garnish with orange slices and cranberries if desired.

Stir all ingredients together and serve over ice.


Add 1.5 oz Boyd & Blair Silver Rum to your glass of choice. Spoon in 1.5 tablespoons homemade butter batter. Top with 3oz hot water and stir until the batter has completely dissolved. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Butter Batter: Melt 1 pound of butter (salted or unsalted) in a saucepan. Whisk in 1 pound of brown sugar and 1 pound of confectioners’ sugar until combined. Remove from heat and whisk in 1 quart of softened vanilla ice cream, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg. 

The butter batter mixture can be stored in the freezer for up to six months though we recommend giving the perfect gift this holiday season by dividing the batter into individual containers, printing out copies of this recipe, and giving a bottle of Boyd & Blair Silver Rum to each of your friends.

For more Boyd & Blair cocktail recipes visit their website. Or let Boyd & Blair do the work for you by picking one of their Ready-to-Serve Craft Cocktail Holiday Gift Sets.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

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