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Merry Sips To Add To Your Christmas Celebrations

Nicole Barylski

Ginger-Brenne House. (Courtesy Photo)

Whip up one of these festive sips to share with holiday guests.

Ginger-Brenne House:

 • 2 oz. Brenne French Single Malt Whisky
 • 1.5 oz. Ginger Liquor
 • 1 oz. fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
 • Candied Ginger, for garnish
 • Lemon Twist, for garnish

Directions: Shake with ice, serve up. garnish with candied ginger and a lemon twist.

Christmas in July:

 • 1 oz. Denizen Aged White Rum
 • 1 oz. Denizen Merchant's Reserve
 • 3/4 oz. Coconut Cinnamon Syrup*
 • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
 • Mint Sprig, for garnish
 • Toasted Coconut, for garnish
 • fresh Grated Nutmeg, for garnish

Directions: Swizzle in julep tin and garnish with mint sprig, toasted coconut, and fresh grated nutmeg. (Coconut Cinnamon Syrup: 1 cup toasted coconut, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 cup demerara sugar, 1 cup water. Combine ingredients on stove and simmer until sugar has dissolved.)

Jack the Spy:

 • 1 1/4 oz. Rye Whiskey
 • 1 oz. Croft 10 Year Tawny Port
 • 1/2 oz. Aperol
 • Lemon Peel, for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir thoroughly and strain over a big cube in a double rocks and garnish with a wide lemon peel.

SVEDKA A Present, For Me?:

 • 1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Vodka
 • 11/2 parts White Crème de Cacao
 • 1 part Peppermint Schnapps
 • 1 part Heavy Cream
 • Peppermint sticks, for garnish

Directions: Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice, shake and strain into Martini glass. Garnish with crushed peppermint stick on the rim or with a whole peppermint stick.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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