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6 Holiday Cocktails for Grown Ups

In this video I’ll show you six cocktails to get you through the winter! These sophisticated, holiday inspired drinks are for the grown ups – sorry kids. I’m including five festive classics with one spirit-forward original for those needing a stiffer drink. May these cold weather cocktails take away the sting of winter – Cheers!
6 Holiday Cocktails for Grown Ups | Anders Erickson
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STINGER COCKTAIL RECIPE

  • 2 oz. (60 ml) Maison Rouge VSOP Cognac
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) Tempus Fugit Crème de Menthe
  • Sprig of mint for garnish (optional mist of absinthe)

ELK'S OWN COCKTAIL RECIPE

  • 1 oz. (30 ml) Old Forester 100 Proof Rye
  • 3/4 oz. (22.5 ml) Fonseca Bin #27 Ruby Port
  • 3/4 oz. (22.5 ml) lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml) rich Demerara syrup (2:1, sugar:water)
  • 1 raw egg white OR 3/4 oz. aquafaba
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

ALEXANDER COCKTAIL RECIPE

  • 3/4 oz. (22.5 ml) Martin Millers Gin
  • 3/4 oz. (22.5 ml) Tempus Fugit Spirits Crème de Cacao
  • 3/4 oz. (22.5 ml) Cream (half & half, heavy cream, or a favorite non-dairy creamer)
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

SEMESTER ABROAD COCKTAIL RECIPE

  • 2 oz. (60 ml) Old Forester 100 Proof rye
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) Marie Brizard Orange Curaçao
  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml) Fernet Branca
  • Orange zest for garnish

SHERRY FLIP COCKTAIL RECIPE

  • 2 oz. (60 ml) Lustau Emperatriz Eugenia Oloroso Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml) rich Demerara syrup (2:1 sugar:water)
  • 1 whole egg
  • Grated nutmeg for garnish

HOT BUTTERED RUM COCKTAIL RECIPE

  • 2 oz. (60 ml) Goslings Black Seal Rum
  • 1 Tbs room temperature butter OR a favorite non-dairy substitute
  • 1 Tbs packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground clove
  • Pinch of ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz. (120 ml) hot water
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

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