New Year's Holiday Cocktails

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Holiday-Themed Cocktails

With the holidays fast approaching and the home cocktail scene hotter than ever, now is the time for would-be mixologists to shake up their repertoire with a few new seasonal concoctions. Perfect for parties or a nightcap for two, here are a few offerings that transcend the traditional egg nog and mulled cider and take holiday drinks to new heights. Cheers!

Apple Pie a la Mode 

Originates from 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.

Gettin’ Figgy With It

Originates from W XYZ Bar at Aloft Boston Seaport (Boston)

Mix together:
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.

The Peppermint Patty

Originates from 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.

Ginger Cinnamon Fizz

Originates from McCoy’s Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

Mix together:
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.

The Hanzo

Originates from Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Mix together:
2 oz cinnamon smoked Bulleit Bourbon
¼ oz. five-spice simple syrup
2 dashes cardamom bitters

Garnish with orange zest.

Taste of the Holidays

Originates from 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.

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