The holidays are in full swing with Christmas parties and gatherings galore. And whether it’s a work function or family fête, chances are there are gonna be cocktails.
Sadly, they all won’t be good ones. Not everyone is a pro mixologist, after all. But that doesn’t mean yours have to be lame.
This season, your bar cart is going to be THE place to be, as I went in search of holiday cocktail recipes that are guaranteed to rock, by some of the top bartenders in the city country.
Her renowned creation Rust And Bone, is a brilliant alchemy of Kentucky straight bourbon, French liqueur, herbaceous grappa from Italy’s Friuli, and a dash of classic bitters, resulting in a complex, sexy cocktail that packs a punch.
Rust And Bone
2 oz cedar-infused Four Roses Bourbon*
.5 oz Amaro Nonino
.25 oz Benedictine
Dash of Angostura
*One small handful of cedar chips to one 750ml bottle of bourbon. In mason jar. Agitate. Let stand for 4 hours. Strain and bottle.
Stir. Strain over large cube. Cherry garnish.
p.s. Should you not get around to making any cocktails this holiday, you can order this knockout at The Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty, Drake Mini Bar, Drake Commissary, and Drake Devonshire in Prince Edward County.