Embrace theMellow

side of Merry

Try the Mellow + Merry Mule

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Embrace theMellow

side of Merry

Try the Mellow+Merry Mule

Get the Recipe

10 Ways to Holiday

Check back every Monday for new celebration inspiration and recipes.

01 Holiday Prep
Nov. 1

Make the Nice List

‘Tis the season for cheer and chaos. But we believe there’s joy in the calm. So, before the season sweeps you up, break out the Four Roses, open your calendar and make your nice list: a holiday plan with plenty of moments to embrace the #MellowSideofMerry.

02 Game Night
Nov. 8

Game Night

Twinkly lights, classic board games, cold cocktails… when you embrace the
#MellowSideofMerry, everyone wins. Make a mellow move this Monday and
invite a few friends over for a low-key game night. Bonus points: grab some
Small Batch #minis to pass out as prizes.

03 Friendsgiving
Nov. 15
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Small Batch was made for small gatherings. Keep your guest list short and your menu simple this Friendsgiving. Assign each attendee a course – appetizers, main dish, sides, and dessert – and keep the cocktails and conversation flowing.

Friendsgiving Punch

04 Takeout Night
Nov. 22
Holiday Take Out

Take Out

Whether you’re hosting, traveling, or staying close to home, the baking and basting can wait. This Monday’s #MellowSideofMerry moment is an excuse to treat yourself to some takeout + Four Roses.

05 Cyber Monday
Nov. 29

Cyber Monday

Turn holiday shopping into an excuse to cozy up on the couch and sip some cocktails by the glow of your laptop screen. Take a mellow moment as you hunt for deals and browse our merch site for the bourbon lovers on your list.

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06 Holiday Pop Up
Dec. 6
Holiday Pop Up

Holiday Pop Up

Bring the holiday pop-up bar to your own bar cart.
We love a festive cocktail. We just don’t want to stand in line to get it. So this week, invite a few friends to craft their best insta-worthy cocktails and serve them up in the comfort of your own home.

Show us your creations with #MellowSideofMerry.

Dec. 13

Winter Cocktail

Add some holiday cheer to this #MellowMonday with a round of our signature Mellow + Merry Mules. Bursting with festive flavor, you’ll want to settle in for a long winter’s drink.

Scroll down for the recipe.

08 Movie Night
Dec. 20

Movie Night

Get in the holiday spirit this week by pairing your favorite classic holiday movie with a classic cocktail. It’ll have you feeling like the jolliest bunch of bourbon lovers this side of the #MellowSideofMerry.

09 Party of Two
Dec. 27

Party of Two

Light up a fire, grab a friend and break out a bottle of the good stuff. There’s no better feeling than stepping away from the crowd and creating a party within a party with your favorite people. So sip it slow and drink it in.

10 Brunch
Jan. 3


The first Mellow Monday of the year calls for a fresh start: brunch. Dry January can wait. Mix up some bourbon bloodies, enjoy the day off and make a resolution to find more moments like these in 2022.

Four Ways to Cocktail

Mellow+Merry Cocktail
Mellow+Merry Mule
  • 1.5 oz Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2-4 oz Ginger Beer
  • Splash of Lime Juice
  • Cranberry and Rosemary garnish

Fill old-fashioned glass with ice. Add Small Batch and cranberry juice. Add a splash of lime juice and fill glass with ginger beer. Add a sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries to garnish. Enjoy.

Hot Toddy
Hot Toddy
  • 1 ½ oz Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
  • 1 cube sugar
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 Cloves

Place a piece of sugar in the bottom of the glass and dissolve with a little hot water. Add twist of lemon peel (bruise firmly), four cloves and if you desire, a stick of cinnamon. Pour a generous jigger of Small Batch into your mug. Fill the glass with steaming hot water. Enjoy.

Egg Nog
Egg Nog
  • 2 Cups Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
  • 6 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Cream
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 oz Jamaican Rum

Beat the yolks and whites of 6 eggs separately. Add ½ cup of sugar to the yolks while beating. Add ¼ cup of sugar to the whites after beating until very stiff. Next, mix egg whites with yolks, and stir in 2 cups of cream and 2 cups of milk. Add a pint of Small Batch and 1 oz of Rum and stir thoroughly. This recipe yields 5 pints of the grandest Eggnog ever ladled into a cup. Serve cold with grated nutmeg on top.

Four Roses on the Rocks
Roses on the Rocks
  • 2 oz Four Roses Small Batch
    or Small Batch Select
  • Ice

Put the ice in a glass and pour your choice of Small Batch over the ice. (This recipe works well with Small Batch Select too). If you want to impress your friends, take your eyes off the pour, look up at them, smile and wink. Then, quickly refocus on the pour to ensure that you don’t miss the glass and ruin the mellow moment.

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