Attending bars and getting cocktails made by bartenders is not in the cards for 2020.
That doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the festive drinks. Recreating these cocktails at home is simple and easy. No professional bartending skills needed here! With belly’s filled with Thanksgiving leftovers, these must mix drinks will be the perfect edition to sip on and finish out the year.
By Alexander Hauck and Stephan Berg of The Bitter Truth
- 1 oz. Tiki Lovers White or Dark Rum
- 1 oz. The Bitter Truth – Golden Falernum
- 3 dashes The Bitter Truth – Aromatic Bitters
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 2 oz. Orange Juice
Preparation: Heat all ingredients in a pot (don’t boil) and pour into a warmed glass or mug. Garnish with cinnamon and orange.
By Daniel Urrea, Lola 42 – Boston
- 2 oz. Vanilla Rum
- 1/2 oz. Espresso
- 1/2 oz. Hazelnut Liquor
- 1 oz. White Chocolate liquor
- Caramel and Salt Rim
Preparation: Add all ingredients on a shaker with ice and shake it until well combined with a smooth flavor. Pour in Flute glass rimmed with caramel sauce and salt.
Time for Cheer
By Cassandra Rosen, Tussock Jumper Wines
- 4 oz. Tussock Jumper Moscato
- 1 oz. Pear Nectar
- 1/2 oz. Cranberry Simple Syrup*
- Garnish: Fresh Mint, Lemon Wheel
*Cranberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup Fresh Cranberries, Chopped
- 2 tbsp. Sugar
- 1/2 cup Water
Preparation: Put the cranberries in a small saucepan; add 2 tbsp. sugar and 1/4 cup warm water. Cook over low until syrupy and thickened, about 10 minutes. Strain, and refrigerate until serving.
To make the drink, pour 1/2 oz. of cranberry syrup into a shaker with ice, and add the pear nectar. Shake for one minute, strain into a coupe glass (it will be slightly foamy on top). Gently pour the Moscato into the glass. Garnish each with mint and lemon.
By Ute Londrigan, Heimat New York
- 2 oz. Heimat New York Cranberry
- 1 oz. White rum
- 6 oz. Eggnog
Preparation: Add liqueur and rum into a clear mug or glass. Slowly add the eggnog and stir if desired.
Cranberry Old Fashioned
By Daniela Romania – Lola 42, Boston
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Cranberry Infused Simple Syrup
- 3 Dashes Bitters
- Garnished with Cranberries and Orange Peel
Preparation: In a mixing glass add the ingredients with ice – stir and pour in a rocks glass with ice and garnished with fresh cranberries and an orange peel.
By Egan’s Irish Whiskey
- 1 1/2 oz. Egan’s Vintage Grain
- 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
- 1/2 oz. Cinnamon/Clove Rich Simple*
- The White of One Egg
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake until pressure changes, add ice and hard shake until fluffy. Double strain into a large coupe. Garnish with chocolate bitters in a pretty design and\or a dried blood orange round balanced on the rim.
*Cinnamon/Clove Rich Simple
Make a rich infused syrup by dissolving 16 oz. sugar in 8 oz. water and adding 2 cinnamon sticks and 4-6 whole cloves to the mix. Leave them in until the finished syrup comes to room temperature.