Four oh-so-sibbable cocktails to kick off your holiday get together, or to simply enjoy on a cold winter day.
CLOVE OLD FASHIONED RECIPE
Clove Simple Syrup
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
Bring ingredients to a rolling boil, let cook and remove cloves. Simple can be stored up to two weeks refrigerated.
Candied Orange (optional)
To really step up the presentation on this cocktail, we used a candied orange, which requires some forethought. If it’s a cold wintery night, and you just need a clove old fashioned, worry not, a regular orange rind will do.
Clove Old Fashioned Recipe
2 parts bourbon
1/2 part clove simple
1 part water
3 dashes of angostura bitters
Mix ingredients together, serve on ice and garnish with orange, which can be candied or fresh. You decide.
PEAR CIDER & GIN BELLINI RECIPE
4oz Brut / Dry Sparkling Wine
1 oz Gin
1 oz Pear Cider (Substitute Apple Cider)
Sugar (for rim of the glass)
Pear and blackberry for Garnish
Rim flute with sugar, and combine ingredients, with the bubbles last, to lift up the effervescence of your cider and juniper in the gin. Garnish with blackberry and a pear slice.
BOURBON MINT SMASH
2 parts bourbon
4 fresh mint leaves
1 part lemon simple syrup
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
Bring to boil and let cool, add sliced lemon and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Smash mint on the bottom of a rocks grass, bruise until the oils begin to release. Add ice, bourbon, lemon simple and garnish with a mint leave.
APPLE CINNAMON HOT TODDY RECIPE
4 parts apple cider
1 part lemon juice
1 part honey
1 cinnamon stick
2 parts bourbon or whiskey
Heat the apple cider, lemon juice, honey and cinnamon stick on the stove and bring to a simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Add bourbon and serve hot.
RECIPES AND STYLING BY JUSTIN MATASE / PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIRA HOWARD / MODEL: MARCOS LAYBA / LOCATION: ARREDIAMO
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