Ready to curl up by the fire with a seasonal sip? Celebrate the first day of winter (Thursday, December 21) with one of these cozy cocktails.
The OTT (over the top) Irish Coffee: (Created by Joaquín Simó of Pouring Ribbons)
Directions: Pour coffee into glass. Add the rest of ingredients and stir. Top with cream.
Directions: Pour heavy cream, sugar and bitters into bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1 minute. Add zest.
Cozy at the Orchard:
Directions: Add all ingredients in a pot and heat until warm. Do not boil. When warmed, add to toddy glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.
*Brown Butter Washed Bourbon:
Directions: Warm a pan over medium high heat. Add butter and allow to melt. Cook until slightly browned. Pour whiskey into a quart sized container. Add browned butter to the whiskey. Cover mixture and place in the freezer overnight or until butter separates and becomes hard. Strain mixture through a fine strainer. Pour back into original bottle and store in the fridge.
Directions: Add sugar, water and cinnamon sticks to a pot and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Remove cinnamon sticks with the slotted spoon.
Topsy Turvy: (Created by Jeremy Oertel)
Directions: Add ingredients to shaker and shake with ice. Strain into Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
#SleepyKeech: (Created by Ryan Andrews, Prohibition Lounge)
Directions: Combine Jägermeister, Pear-Clove-Cinnamon Shrub, and lemon juice. Top with apple cider. Garnish with charred cinnamon stick or caramelized cinnamon apple.
Home for the Holidays: (Created by Pete Canny, The Wayland and The Lost Lady)
Directions: Add Patrón, Lemon Juice, Allspice Syrup and Cocchi Americano to shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass mug over ice. In separate shaker, dry shake egg white. Add Silver Luster Dust to mug and stir. Top with egg white foam, and garnish with a miniature gingerbread house.
Hot Buttered Boulevardier: (Created by Kate Bolton of Maven in Portland, Oregon)
Directions: In a footed glass or mug add bourbon, Campari, sweet vermouth, maple butter and vanilla. Pour hot water on top and stir briskly until butter is dissolved and well-integrated. Garnish with a clover-studded half orange wheel and a star anise pod.
Directions: Using a robot coup or Vitamix whip all ingredients until smooth.