Two Cheery Cocktails Worth Savoring This Holiday Season
Getting ready to host this season? No holiday party is complete without a signature cocktail (or two). The Related Life reached out to Night Inn mixologists Nicole Salicetti and Sara Lehman for their go-to holiday drinks. Check out these festive recipes and consider adding them to your next holiday menu!
Holiday-spiced Old Fashioned
“This infused version of a classic Old Fashioned will warm up any winter evening, and is a fantastic and simple way to spice up your holiday party drink menu,” says Salicetti, a mixologist at The Standard.
• Whiskey or Bourbon
• Simple syrup (or sugar and water)
• Warm spices (recommend a combination of Cinnamon Sticks, Cloves, and Star Anise
• Angostura Bitters
• Fresh Orange
1.) Infuse your syrup by either simmering it in a pot with the spices, or adding it to a squeeze bottle with spices in it. If doing a cold infusion, allow to sit for at least 20-30 minutes.
2.) Combine 2oz Whiskey/Bourbon, 0.5oz infused syrup, and 3 dashes of Bitters in a mixing glass with ice.
3.) Stir until chilled.
4.) Strain into a new glass with fresh ice or neat if preferred.
5.) Garnish with an orange peel.
Lehman, a wine/mixology educator, notes that, “This bright, white cocktail is a beautiful addition to any menu, especially with a red sugar rim!”
• Tequila blanco
• White grapefruit juice
• Fresh lime
• Agave nectar
• Red salt / sugar
1.) Combine red salt / sugar on a flat surface.
2.) Rub a lime or grapefruit wedge around the rim of your glass, and roll in the red mixture.
3.) Combine 2oz tequila, 2oz grapefruit juice, 0.5oz lime juice, 0.5oz agave nectar in a shaker and shake well.
4.) Add ice to your red-rimmed glass.
5.) Strain the shaken mixture over ice.
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