Hosting a holiday gathering? Impress guests with one of these festive sips.
Grey Goose Holiday Mule:
Santa Alexander. (Courtesy Photo)
• 50 ml Grey Goose
• 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
• 200 ml Ginger Beer
• Freshly Grated Nutmeg, for garnish
• Sprig of Fresh Rosemary, for garnish
Build in a Mule Mug over ice. Top with freshly grated nutmeg Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Santa Alexander: (Created by mixologist Ben Rojo of Black Emperor in NYC)
• 1 oz. Don Papa 10
• 1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao
• 1/4 oz. Amaretto
• 1/4 oz. Creme de Menthe
• 1 oz. Heavy Cream
• Oreos, for garnish
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Finely strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated Oreo cookies.
Cincoro Old Fashioned:
Cincoro Old Fashioned. (Courtesy Photo)
• 2 1/2 oz. Cincoro Anejo Tequila
• 1/2 oz. Light Agave Nectar
• 3 dashes of Angostura« Bitters
• Orange Swath, for garnish
• Maraschino Cherry, for garnish
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass, stir and strain directly in a Rocks glass over ice. Garnish with orange swath and maraschino cherry.
Sugar & Spice Margarita:
• 16 oz. Santera Blanco
• 8 oz. Lime
• 6 oz. Pomegranate Cinnamon Sugar*
• 3 oz. Water
• Cinnamon Sticks, for garnish
• *Pomegranate Cinnamon Sugar (6 3" Cinnamon sticks, 1 cup Pomegranate juice, 1 cup Sugar)
Svedka Cookies & Cream. (Courtesy Photo)
Make Pomegranate Cinnamon Sugar by toast cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan on low heat, about 3-5 minutes, once aroma is present, turn off heat. Add cinnamon sticks to large bowl, stir in pomegranate juice and sugar until mixture is incorporated. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and pour over ice to serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Svedka Cookies & Cream: (Created by mixologist Cody Goldstein)
• 2 oz. Svedka Vodka
• 2 oz. Chai
• 1 oz. Cream of Coconut
• 1/2 oz. Snickerdoodle Syrup
• 3 dashes Chocolate Bitters
• Marshmallow, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a torched marshmallow.
• 50 ml Mantuano
• 10 ml Cranberry Juice
• 10 ml Orgeat Syrup
• Fresh Cranberry, for garnish
• 2 Rosemary Branches, for garnish
In a shaker, put all the ingredients without ice. Shake vigorously a first time for 6 to 8 seconds. Add ice and shake again. Filter and pour into a whiskey glass. Add a fresh cranberry and two rosemary branches to the glass.
Citrus & Clove:
Citrus & Clove. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1.5 oz. Espol˛n A˝jeo
• 0.5 oz. Banana Liqueur
• 0.5 oz. Cinnamon Simple Syrup
• 1 oz. Blood Orange Juice
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass over fresh ice.
Egg Nog. (Courtesy Photo)
• 12 Eggs
• 32 oz. Heavy Cream
• 32 oz. Whole Milk
• 2.5 cups Sugar
• 1 bottle Chairman's Reserve Spiced Rum
• 10 oz. Oloroso Sherry (optional)
• 1 Vanilla Bean
• 2 tsp grated Nutmeg
Beat eggs with electronic beater. Gradually add sugar and scrapings of vanilla and grated nutmeg. Slowly add cream, milk, rum, and sherry (optional)
. Serve in punch bowl with large block of ice. Grate additional nutmeg on top.
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