It’s that time of year again and I’ve got some banging cocktails for you to try! What is my personal favourite of the 5 featured festive cocktails? Hands down the Tom & Jerry! Prepare your batter ahead of time then it’s only a matter of measuring rum, cognac, 2 tablespoons of batter and topping with hot milk! Easy, rich and incredibly flavoursome.
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HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPES
Today on Booze On The Rocks, we make the Mele Kalikimaka, aka The Merry Christmas Cocktail. Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaiian for Merry Christmas and is what you say on a beautiful Hawaiian Christmas day. The cocktail has notes of cinnamon, ginger, spices and lime held together with rum. Try it out and let me know what you think.
It’s New Years once again, so today’s cocktail is a celebratory original called the White Stallion! This bubbly ice cream drink was inspired by two classics found in the Savoy Cocktail Book – the White Cargo and the Silver Stallion (see where the name comes from?). Vanilla ice cream and gin form the base of this drink, and of course I had to add some champagne for the occasion (I also added an orange liqueur because it tastes so good). The end result is a cocktail that’s light, fluffy, floral, and zippy. What better way to ring in the new year? Hope you all enjoy this one. Thank you for another great year on the channel! Happy New Year!
In this video I teach you my manhattan recipe! I discuss some manhattan variations as well as my personal story of how I learned about the “perfect” manhattan. The base spirit I’m using is a 100 proof rye whiskey – I like the higher proof whiskey because I find it holds up to the richness of the sweet vermouth. I share my manhattan story at the end of the video, let me know if you have your own! Cheers!
It’s time for some decadent, rich and creamy Christmas cocktails – sit back and enjoy these indulgent drinks but be careful of the calories!
Today on Booze On The Rocks, we make a Mistletoe Martini. This holiday cocktail lets you carry the Mistletoe with you at parties. The Cranberry and Elderflower work together, giving you a slightly tart but floral taste balanced by the simple syrup. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Today on Booze On The Rocks, we make a Cranberry Sour cocktail. This holiday cocktail lets you have the best of a sour with the best holiday fruit, cranberries. It is slightly tart and with an underlying sweetness and a great mouth feel. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Butterbeer is not a traditional Christmas drink, but it’s great to know how to make this delicious Harry Potter-inspired drink. It really hits the spot on a cold winter day! Despite it being popularized by J.K. Rowling, making it a magic beverage loved by witches and wizards of Hogwarts (and Muggles everywhere), the original “Buttered Beere” recipe dates back to at least the 16th century. So today in today’s edition of Old vs New, I’ll make it the way it was made more than 400 years ago – with a good quality British Ale as the base – followed by an elevated modern version with IPA and Spiced Butter Syrup, topped with Butterscotch Foam. If you are into rich and decadent drinks, get out your Advanced Potion-Making textbook and enjoy today’s episode. Cheers!
Today on Booze On The Rocks, we make a Sex On A Snowbank cocktail. It doesn’t get any better than this simple coconut-forward cocktail, blended smooth and rimmed with chocolate. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Milk Punch is a precolonial Holiday Staple
The Tom and Jerry is a Christmas time cocktail which has several stories surrounding it’s creation. Jerry Thomas claimed to have created the cocktail and named it after his two pet rats, which would perch on his shoulders or atop his bowler cap. Thomas claims to have invented the drink in 1842 in the Planter’s House Hotel in St Louis and included it in the first edition of his Bartender’s Manual in 1862. Thanks to the expert Sleuthing of David Wondrich we now know that it was referenced in a Salem Gazette article in 1827 which would have been three years before the flamboyant Professor was born.
This one has been a long time coming, you’ve asked for it and now you’re gonna get it! The Barfly’s own Hot Buttered Rum.
You didn’t think we’d let the holiday go by without another Egg Nog Recipe did you?
Cocktail Time is back with another holiday special episode! This time I made a tropical eggnog, with coconut, pineapple (in the Tequila), and banana oleo saccharum. Oh and it’s 100% dairy-free, so no tummy aches next morning! Why did I make it? To get back my stolen Cocktail Time watch! Make this for your family during the holidays and even the relative, who you call the Grinch behind his back, will love it! Find the recipe below. Cheers and enjoy the holidays!
Christmas is almost here and that means it’s time for a Special Christmas Eggnog with DIY Gingerbread Cookie Syrup. I know I should have posted this episode a lot earlier, so you could properly prepare for this year’s holidays but I hope that you’ll still have time to stock up for everything you need to make this amazing eggnog.
Today’s drink is a throwback all the way to George Washington’s America. It was not only a very fashionable drink of the era but also a close cousin to (if not a precursor of) Egg Nog. A little further info on the drink is that it’s based on a dish found in Cornish Cuisine also called a Syllabub which is made by curdling sweet cream with an acid like cider or wine and was popular from the 16th to 19th centuries.
OK! That’s all folks! Enjoy the drink!