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Count Down To 2017 With These Festive Libations

Count Down To 2017 With These Festive Libations

Looking for festive libations worthy to toast the new year? Count down to 2017 with these special cocktails:

Icelandic Sparkling Apricot

1 ½ parts Reyka vodka
¾ part apricot liqueur
½ part lemon
Top Sofia Blanc de Blancs

Combine all ingredients into shaker. Strain, top with sparkling wine and garnish with lemon peel.


Ginger Daiquiri

1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
¾ part ginger syrup
½ part fresh lime juice

Add all ingredients to empty mixing glass then fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with candied ginger.



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Mint Mule

4 slices cucumber
16 blueberries
6 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce lime juice
6 oz Q ginger beer
1 piece candied ginger

Muddle the cucumber, 8 blueberries and mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice, gin and lime juice into shaker and shake. In a highball glass add ice and strain the liquid. Top with ginger beer and blueberries, candied ginger and sprig of mint.

The Original Manhattan

2 parts Hudson Manhattan Rye
¾ part sweet vermouth
1-2 dashes (to taste) aromatic bitters
orange peel

Add liquid ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir (don’t shake!) until well-chilled, and strain into cocktail glass. Using a Y-peeler or knife peel/cut a silver dollar-sized twist of orange peel and express oils from the twist onto the surface of the drink, and discard. Garnish with a cocktail cherry (or 3!).


Thé Fumée (Smoked Tea Cocktail)

1 part Montelobos
¾ part dry sherry
¾ part jasmine tea infused Dolin blanc
½ part St Germain liquor
2 dashes grapefruit bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir well. Strain into a nick & nora or martini glass, garnish with a dried flower.

Drambuie Starry Sonata

1 ½ parts Drambuie
½ part Hudson Baby Bourbon
½ part Oloroso Sherry
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Serve in a coupe glass Garnish with Star Anise Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until well chilled and strain into chilled coupe.

Get Hot And Toddied With National Hot Toddy Day

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SaloonBox Behind The Scenes: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

SaloonBox Behind The Scenes: Francis Ford Coppola Winery