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The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Mulled Wine with SHEL

The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Mulled Wine with SHEL

What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

Hannah: One year, our aunt gave all four of us different striped PJ’s and we ran around her perfectly decorated house as a striped PJ squad climbing up and sliding down the carpeted stairs, then crashing around her lit Christmas tree at the end of the night.

What’s your idea of a good Christmas Dinner?

Liza: There’s a dish our uncle Gerald brought back from Spain called Picadillo. Mom used to make it for Christmas when we were younger. It’s still one of my favorites.

Do you have a favorite Christmas album?

Hannah: “Narada Christmas Collection Volume 2.” It’s album we discovered as kids listening to John Diliberto’s show, “Echoes” on the radio.

Do you have any favorite traditions or favorite movies for the holiday season?

Eva: We usually make and decorate Christmas cookies together and ‘Little Women’ is one of the long standing favorite movies.

Whats been your favorite album of 2016?

Hannah: Amos Lee’s “Spirit” album.

What are your hopes for 2017?

Eva: Let’s start with peace on earth and joy to all:)

Any exciting plans?

Can’t wait to get back on the road and play our first show of 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska!

The holiday season brings the best parties and time together with friends and family. What is your signature Christmas Cocktail recipe that you will be serving?

Sarah: There’s nothing more satisfying on a cold night than a warm mug of mulled wine! And it’s great for parties because you can make up a big pot and everyone can gather around a sip on some yummy goodness 🙂


Total Time: 20 min Yield:8 servings

4 cups apple cider
1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
1/4 cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, zested and juiced
4 whole cloves
3 star anise
4 oranges, peeled, for garnish

Watch how to make this recipe.
Combine the cider, wine, honey, cinnamon sticks, zest, juice, cloves and star anise in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel to each and serve.


The SHEL sister’s sound is filled with infectious rhythms and hypnotic vocals that meld together their classical training and diverse influences – the result is mesmerizing. Raised in Colorado, they grew up on an old trailer park that the family restored & turned into a farm where they had an unconventional upbringing. SHEL has become known for their stunning musicianship with Sarah on violin, guitar; Hannah on keys, synth bass; Eva on mandolin, guitar and Liza on drums, djembe, and beatboxing. The sisters also receive rave reviews for their quirky style and creating all their music videos while touring across the US & Europe. Whether playing festivals or with orchestras, SHEL captivates audiences with their unique sound.

Many of SHEL’s songs have been featured in films, television shows and commercials, including The Best Of Me, The Fosters, Guilt; the new trailer for Women In Sports; commercials for TREK Bikes, Toys R Us and more.


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