The holiday season is officially upon us, which means it’s time for holiday cocktails. While I’m typically a fan of busting out a crock pot full of boozy cider at my holiday parties, there are a ton of delicious cocktail options out there that are worth a look.
Here are a few festive ideas that are definitely worth a look for your big holiday bash (or your Friday night at home in your PJs – no judgment here!):
½ oz. Chambord Liqueur
1½ oz. Woodford Reserve® Bourbon.
Dash of bitters
Take a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Directions: Pour in Chambord, bourbon and a dash of bitters. Strain into a fancy glass. Top with a fancy cherry and holiday garnish. Voila, the Chambord is ready for the occasion
Brockmans Fiery Side
2 oz. Brockmans Gin
0.5 oz. Cinnamon syrup
Ginger beer ?0.25 oz.
Cherry Brandy (a capful)
Directions: Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, add the gin and cinnamon syrup; then top with ginger beer. Drizzle the Cherry Brandy over the top. Garnish with a stick of cinnamon and a cherry.
The Clase Azul Christmas Star
1.5 oz. of Clase Azul Plata tequila
1.5 oz. of apple juice
0.5 oz. of real lemon juice
1 oz. rosemary syrup and chlorophyll.
1 oz. ml of egg white
1 barspoon of sweet anise
Directions: Mix in shaker, enjoy!
2 part BACARDÍ Superior Rum
.75 part of evaporated milk
.75 part of condensed milk
1 part coconut creme (preferably Coco Lopez)
1 tea spoon of vanilla extract
1 pinch cinnamon
Garnish: coconut flakes & cinnamon sticks
Directions: Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice and strain into a glass mug. Garnish with cinnamon and coconut flakes.
Rowdy Roosevelt Rose Fizz
Created by Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador, Erik Andersson
2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 dash Rose Water
1 part Half & Half
½ part Simple Syrup
½ part Rose Syrup
1 Egg White
½ part Lime Juice
½ part Lemon Juice
Directions: Double shake, strain. No ice. Top with orange bitters and dried rose petals.