Photos by Jamie Alexander
Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
2 oz. Bourbon
2 oz. Unsweetened cranberry juice
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Rosemary simple syrup*
Rosemary and/or cranberries for garnish
*If making your own rosemary simple syrup, you’ll need 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, and 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1. Add bourbon, cranberry juice, rosemary simple syrup, and lemon juice to a glass filled with ice. Stir to combine.
2. You can make a quick garnish for the drink by dipping cranberries or rosemary in water, then generously sprinkling them in sugar to make a “snowy” look (let dry before using as a garnish).
*If making your own rosemary simple syrup, combine water, sugar, and rosemary sprigs to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let the rosemary steep in the syrup for about 30 minutes. Pour syrup into a clean glass, using a mesh strainer to remove rosemary. Let cool.
Sugar Cookie Martini
2 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. Baileys Irish cream
1.5 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. milk
Vanilla frosting and christmas sprinkles for the rim
1. Spread a thin layer of vanilla frosting around the rim of a martini glass. Pour christmas sprinkles onto a small plate, then dip the frosted rim of the glass in the sprinkle to coat.
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, Baileys, Amaretto, and milk. Add ice and shake until cold, then strain into garnished martini glass.
3 oz. Baileys
2 oz. Gingerbread Spiced Rum
2 oz. cold brew coffee
1 oz. simple syrup*
*If you do not have simple syrup, it can be made by bringing 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves then take off the heat and let cool.
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine Baileys, Gingerbread rum, cold brew coffee, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake until cold, then strain into a glass filled with ice.
Peppermint Mocha Martini
1 oz. Peppermint Vodka
2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
1/2 cup Milk
Chocolate syrup for glass decoration
Crushed candy canes for garnish
1. Crush a few candy canes and place on a small plate. Pour a circle of chocolate syrup on another small plate. Roll the rim of a martini glass in the chocolate syrup, and then the crushed candy canes, coating the entire rim. You can also pour a bit more chocolate syrup around the interior of the martini glass to give it a “mudslide” look.
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine peppermint vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk. Add ice and shake until cold, then strain into the prepared martini glass.