This article was published on December 9th, 2017
Before there was ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ in theatres, there was the original source material: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Today, it remains as one of the greatest works of English literature and has become a staple story of the Christmas season. Christmas carols, or holiday songs, date back to the 4th century BC. They became extremely popular throughout the 12th and 13th centuries, and with the mass production and publication of Christmas music books beginning in the 1800s. Christmas carols continue as a widespread interest that still resonates today.
Carol singing is festive way to ring in the holidays. Make Christmas carolling with your family a renewed tradition this Christmas. You can find Christmas carol books in most book stores and online. Don some Santa hats, ugly Christmas sweaters, and festive gear, grab a group of friends, and head to your local hospital, nursing home, or friendly neighborhood to sing your hearts out to holiday tunes.
Before you go Christmas caroling, drink a toast to the season with the Christmas Carol cocktail. It’s delicious, refreshing and gluten free! Made with Stoli Gluten Free, steeped cranberry infused tea, simple syrup, lemon, and orange juice, the Christmas Carol Cocktail is just what you need to get the courage to belt out some of those tougher notes. With the Christmas Carol cocktail, it won’t be such a silent night.
What you’ll need:
- 2 oz. Stoli Gluten Free
- 2 oz. chilled cranberry steeped tea
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- ½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
Shake all of the ingredients above over ice. Then, strain the contents into a sugar martini glass. Garnish with fresh cranberries.