The Blue Christmas Cocktail

Dec 1, 2023

In the holiday season, a time known for joyous Christmas cocktails and celebration, many in the gay community face a contrasting reality. One marked by loneliness and the pain of unacceptance. The Blue Christmas Cocktail, with its soothing hues and comforting flavors, is a unique Christmas cocktail that aims to turn your frown upside down with a splash of hope and solidarity. It’s a reminder that even in times of hardship, we can find solace and joy in the company of friends who become our chosen family.

The drink is a delightful blend of Stoli Blueberry, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice making it a perfect treat. It symbolizes the warmth and comfort found in the company of those who truly understand and accept us. Crafting this beverage over ice in a copper mug and garnishing it with frozen blueberries is an act of creating beauty from simplicity. It’s much like finding beauty in our friendships during the Christmas season.

The Ingredients of Support in a delicious Christmas Cocktail

Each element represents a facet of the support system in our community. The rich flavor of Stoli Blueberry in this drink symbolizes deep friendships, while the ginger beer adds a spark of effervescence, mirroring joy and laughter in good company. The fresh lime juice brings a zest of vitality, echoing the rejuvenating power of genuine connections.

If you’re facing holiday depression, a gathering around with one in hand can be transformative experience. Hosting a Blue Christmas cocktail party creates a space where everyone feels valued, loved, and understood. It’s a celebration of chosen family, unbreakable bonds, and unconditional support.

Sipping the Blue Christmas Cocktail, acknowledge challenges but celebrate resilience. Each glass raised is a testament to your journey, embracing love and acceptance, and finding your place in the world.

Creating New Traditions with this unforgettable drink

Make this beverage part of your new holiday traditions. These traditions, centered around a unique Christmas cocktail, remind you that you’re not alone. It signifies that with love, you can find light in the darkest times.

The drink isn’t merely a recipe; it’s a bond of hope and joy. It’s an invitation to find comfort in friendship, create new memories, and celebrate the unique family we choose.

The Blue Christmas Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 oz Stoli Blueberry
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • ½ part fresh lime juice

Enjoy and drink responsibly.

The Spirit of Change

Sustainability, LGBTQ, diversity, and injustice are core pillars of Stoli. The original vodka recipe was developed in 1938, and by 1948 it was being made and bottled in Latvia, where the award-winning Stoli lineup is made to this day. Stoli has a long, rich history of supporting the LGBTQ community, when in 1991 Stoli became one of the first spirit brands to actively champion LGBTQ issues on global equality, visibility, and acceptance for all. In 1997, Stoli was purchased by Yuri Shefler, transforming Stoli into a vertically integrated company, which lead to Putin waging a war in 2000 for the vodka trademark, which has been unsuccessful. 

In 2018, Stoli commemorated the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk being the first openly gay elected official in California, by launching the limited edition, individually numbered, Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, with proceeds going to the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBGTQ programming in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations. Proudly Latvian, Stoli has affirmed their ongoing support of Ukraine and is steadfast in denouncing Russia’s aggression on the sovereign nation. Stoli’s spirit continue to inspire to create a better future for all.

Brian Webb

Brian Webb

Author

Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award. An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content. Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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