HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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The worlds tallest xmas tree…in Stockholm 2010

Its time to sit back and have a holiday drink or three!

And here`s three holiday cocktails – maybe one or all will suit your palates? the first is red like Xmas and contains Grand Marnier, Jamaican rum, lemon, simple syrup and fresh rosemary.

The second is the good old Nui Nui with a twist and the third is Bourbon Milk Punch with the addition of Mozart Dry chocolate spirit.

XMAS RED

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1.5 oz. Grand Marnier
1.5 oz Smith & Cross Jamaican rum
1.5 oz. Cranberry juice
0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz. simple syrup
Fresh rosemary needles

Muddle 8-10 rosemary needles with simple syrup.Add the rest of ingredients and
shake well with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with large ice cubes and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

CHRISTMAS NUI

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8 oz crushed ice, plus more for filling the glasses
3 oz Smith & Cross Jamaican rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 151
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 ounce Cinnamon Syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice liqueur
1 dash Mole bitters
2 rough thick cinnamon sticks for garnish for a “rustic” style.

Shake all ingredients and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks.

BOURBON CHOCOLATE MILK PUNCH

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2 oz. Good Bourbon
0.25 oz Mozart Dry Chocolate spirit
0.25 oz. Vanilla Extract
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Heavy Cream
2 oz. Whole Milk
1 Egg White

Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake vigorously until well mixed and frothy. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Happy Holidays!

9 Replies to “HAPPY HOLIDAYS!”

  1. Rowen, i buy my cranberry juice in the carton, its 100% cranberry juice (with water i guess). Hope this helps?

  2. Hi there Tiare.

    You have an interesting site, dedicated to an aspect of spirits I don’t know much about. Your research on articles beyond the cocktails is particularly interesting.

    Our site reviews rums, whiskies and books (I do most of the rums, the founder the whiskies). Given your take on drinks, I’d like to link to your site from our own, if I may.

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