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Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays by cdbakunas
December 8, 2010, 4:18 pm
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If your holidays are anything like mine they require quite a bit of self-indulgence and perhaps a small measure of over serving (particularly to myself at the ubiquitous family get togethers). So in the spirit of sharing I bring you three amazingly tasty cocktails that our friend and bartender extraordinaire, Briar Bratkney, at Vincent Restaurant, turned out last week.

Grab some gin and whiskey and give these a whirl…they are balanced, delicious and unique and you’ll for sure be the hit of the party.

Hold Me For Ransom

2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
8 dashes orange bitters
Muddled grape fruit wedge
Fresh tarragon
*muddle grapefruit in bottom of
a tall glass, add gin, lillet and
orange bitters. Add tarragon,
ice, stir and garnish with a
brandied cherry.

Bed of Roses

1 1/2 oz Small’s Gin
1/2 oz Koval Rose Hip Liqueur
2 rose petals
1 sprig of rosemary
*serve in a tall glass with ice,
splash of soda water and
garnish with sprig of rosemary.

One Hot Whip

2 oz Whipper Snapper
1 oz Tawny Port
1/2 squeezed lemon
2 1/2 oz hot cider
1 oz hot water
*serve in a clear coffee glass,
finish with sprinkled cinnamon,
lemon zest and a cinamon stick


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