Christmas Cocktails

Looking for some new cocktail recipes -- especially some that are perfect for the holidays? These two were invented in local restaurants; both play with classic Christmas flavors to deliver unexpected sips.


"Baby, It's Cold Outside" from Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
1 oz Myers's Dark Rum
½ oz Hennessy VS
½ oz simple syrup
1 oz heavy cream
1 whole egg
2 grates fresh nutmeg

Add ingredients to shaker (minus nutmeg)
Add ice to shaker
Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into martini glass
Add freshly grated nutmeg (2 strokes)


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"Holidays on Ice" from Hinoki & the Bird
1oz Buffalo Trace
1oz Eagle Rare
0.75oz Lemon Juice
3/4 Cinnamon-Sugared Butternut Squash Juice*
1/2 Curacao**

* Combine 400ml of Butternut Squash Juice, 250ml of granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon until solids are dissolved.
** For curacao combine equal parts Grand Marnier and Simple Syrup.

Directions: Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin, dry shake without ice to "whip" ingredients together. Then strain over crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig.



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