With the holidays fast approaching and the home cocktail scene hotter than ever, consider yourself a mixologist and shake up your repertoire with a few new seasonal concoctions from recipes shared by some well-known hotels nonetheless…Cheers!
The ideal end to an autumn evening - Apple Pie a la Mode
Seaway Grill at 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Clayton, N.Y.)
Build in a hurricane glass:
· ¾ oz. apple pie moonshine
· ¾ oz. vanilla vodka
· 1 oz. cranberry juice
· 1 ½ oz. ginger ale
Garnish with a slice of apple.
This one had me chuckling - Gettin’ Figgy With It
W XYZ Bar at Aloft Boston Seaport (Boston)
· 1 ½ oz Fig Infused Privateer Rum
· ½ oz. Averna Amaro
· ½ oz. vanilla brown sugar syrup
· 2 dashes walnut bitters
Top with muddled orange twist and Luxardo cherry.
Visions of candy canes dancing - The Peppermint Patty
3800 Ocean at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
(Riviera Beach, Fla.)
Build in a glass with a crushed peppermint candy rim:
· ½ oz. Peppermint Schnapps
· ½ oz. vanilla vodka
· ½ oz. cream
· ½ oz. Frangelico
· ½ oz. chocolate liqueur
Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
A grown-up gingerbread dream - Ginger Cinnamon Fizz
McCoy’s Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa
(Pompano Beach, Fla.)
· 1 oz. Jack Daniels
· ½ oz. Jack Cinnamon
· ½ oz. Stoli Vanilla Vodka
· ½ oz. lime juice
· ½ oz. vanilla syrup
· 3 oz. ginger beer
Garnish with a half-moon orange wedge and a sprig of mint.
Because holiday spice is nice - The Hanzo
jade bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
· 2 oz cinnamon smoked Bulleit Bourbon
· ¼ oz. five-spice simple syrup
· 2 dashes cardamom bitters
Garnish with orange zest.
Ah yes, of course, perfect for the season - Taste of the Holidays
KANU Lounge at The Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
Build in a Tom Collins glass
· 2oz Blue Line Gin
· 1oz Xmas syrup (orange clove nutmeg simple syrup)
· 1oz cranberry juice
· Splash of club soda
Add ice. Garnish with a drunken cranberry speared on a rosemary sprig.
There we go! If you try any of these, send me your pics. Or if you have recommended recipes, do share in the comments below :)
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