The holidays scenario one: a time for feasting enjoying the company of family and friends and exchanging gifts. Thats reason enough to clink glasses.
The holidays replica girard perregaux watches scenario two: a time for stress empty wallets and judgmental in-laws. Thats even more reason to knock back a few drinks.
Whichever circumstances best describe your impending holidays weve got you covered. With booze. We like winter beers and food-friendly wines as much as the next guy but something about the holidays requires an extra kick usually in the form of a cocktail. There are plenty of holiday-themed drinks but were tired of hot toddies brandy alexanders and candy cane garnishes. So this year replica watches were stepping up our cocktail game by rethinking some of our seasonal favorites and taking you through the steps of making them yourself.
Start a fire cue the holiday tunes and sit back with one of these three Gear Patrol-approved drinks.Holiday Rum Sour
The sour is a style of drink that involves spirit sugar and citrus. And while whiskey sours have more name recognition dont sleep on rum. By adding an egg white and some Fees Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters which impart lots of pleasant cinnamon notes to this drink youre left with a stout frothy potion thats just the right amount of sweet sour festive and boozy.2 ounces good Jamaican rum (we like Appleton Estate Reserve)1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice1 ounce simple syrup1 egg whiteFees Whiskey Barrel Aged BittersNutmeg
Add first four ingredients to mixing tin and shake without ice for a good 30 seconds. Seriously shake the hell out of it to ensure the egg emulsifies. Next add ice and shake again for 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and once the drink settles add a sprinkle of freshly-grated nutmeg and a few drops of bitters on top.
Everyone knows this popular holiday libation. Some use brandy and some use rum. Some make it at home while others merely add liquor to the contents of a store-bought carton. Its tried and true but its a little tired. The below recipe wakes up the cocktail with the potent flavorful one-two punch of spiced rum and brandy. 1 ounce brandy1 ounce spiced rum (try Chairmans Reserve or Old New Orleans Cajun) ounce fine sugar3 ounces whole milk or Half and Half1 whole eggNutmegCinnamon stick
Shake first five ingredients without ice to emulsify the egg. Once contents are well-incorporated and foamy add ice and shake again. Strain into a mug and garnish with freshly-grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Theres no better way to welcome guests or Christmas morning than with a vat of steaming cider. This warming drink can be made to order but mix up a batch of the below recipe and your cup will runneth over all day with holiday cheer. Plus it makes the house smell great.
Note that this recipe serves six to eight people so multiply each ingredient proportionally depending on how many imbibers youre serving.24 ounces apple cider6 ounces gold rum6 ounces spiced rum2 ounces honey1 teaball packed with whole cloves and allspice1 whole orange peel quartered (be sure peel contains very little pith)2 cinnamon sticks
Add all ingredients except rum to a pot and heat on medium heat until warm. Add rum and continue heating on low until it comes to your desired temperature. Serve in a mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a fresh orange peel. If you want an extra kick top with more rum.
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