From sips to keep you warm to a Founding Father’s boozy recipe, we’re offering an array of cocktails to imbibe this winter season.
The Whiskey Brûlé, created by the team at Lurcat Catering, is made with equal parts whiskey, ginger beer, and orange juice, but the real standout in this cocktail is the garnish. A brûléed orange slice, made by dusting a thin orange slice with sugar on both sides then searing it in a pan, adds a bit of sweetness and a rich scent to be savored with every sip.
The Whiskey Brûlé
- 1 part whiskey
- 1 part ginger beer
- 1 part orange juice
Serve over ice and garnish with a brûléed orange wheel.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Lurcat Catering
Mix up these drinks to step out from behind the bar and into the revelry.
Celebrate the cooler clime with these classic winter cocktails.
Unless you’re lactose/dairy intolerant, just about everyone enjoys a festive glass of eggnog. But those tried and true recipes can get a little stales, especially after the fifteenth holiday party. Luckily Lavazza, the iconic Italian coffee company, joined forces with cocktail kingpin Dale DeGroff, aka King Cocktail, for a fresh take on a holiday classic.
Lavazza Harvest Moon Eggnog
- 1 oz Lavazza Santa Marta Blend (brewed)
- 1 1/2 oz Apple Cider
- 1 1/2 oz. Dickel Tennessee Whiskey
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 1 Small Egg
- Dash Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an appropriate egg nog cup. Dust with nutmeg.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Lavazza.
Give that bar menu a kiss of candy with this sweet and minty martini from Sparkling Ice.
Candy Cane Martini
- 1 1/2 oz. Vanilla vodka
- 2 oz. Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
- 1 oz. crème de menthe liquor
- Splash of Grenadine
- In a shaker, combine ice, vodka and crème de menthe and grenadine
- Stir gently and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with crushed candy canes
- Top with Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade and garnish with a candy cane
Recipe and image courtesy of Sparkling Ice.