Christmas Cocktail Recipes
Its the Holiday Season with the whoop-de-do and hickory dock…
Who doesn’t love a good holiday cocktail? I mean, I love a classic drink, but you might as well make things as festive as you can while there is still time! Here are some fun ways to make your classic cocktails a little more Christmas-y.

Christmas Cocktail Recipes
Christmas Cocktail Recipes Classic Old Fashioned:
1.5 oz Bourbon
1 tsp of granulated sugar
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange peel

Place sugar in an Old Fashioned glass. Add 3ish dashes of bitters and add a few drops of water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add whiskey and stir. Add a large ice cube and stir rapidly with a bar spoon to chill. Garnish with an orange peel (Twist to release the oils and stir in)

Christmas-y Version:
Instead of the sugar in the previous recipe, add 2 tsp of some holiday simple syrup for a more spicy flavor.

Holiday Spice Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
6 cardamom pods
2 Tablespoons star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat to boiling. Reduce to a simmer and cook 5-10 minutes. Steep for several hours or up to 2 weeks ahead of serving. Strain before using.

Classic Gin & Tonic or Vodka Tonic
2 oz Gin OR Vodka
4 oz Tonic Water
Lime

Fill the glass with ice and pour the gin or vodka, tonic water, and lime juice over the ice. Stir well with a long-necked spoon. Garnish with lime wedge, and serve immediately.

Christmas-y version:

Add a splash of cranberry juice (preferrably the less sweet kind) and 1 tsp of rosemary simple syrup and viola! Its Christmas in your mouth!

Rosemary Simple Syrup (makes 1 cup)
 
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
2-3 large sprigs of fresh rosemary

Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar and rosemary and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Strain before using

Cheers! You can find the His + Her Cocktail glasses in the CFL shop right over here!

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