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Holiday Craft Cocktails to Make @ Home

Modern Luxury | November 13, 2020 | Food & Drink Feature Sponsored Post Featured Food & Drink Feature

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In Partnership with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel

Celebrate the great indoors. Crisp winter air outside means crackling fireplaces inside providing the ideal backdrop to craft a unique at-home holiday cocktail. In a year with so many unknowns and dining restrictions it's the best moment to channel your inner mixologist and craft a cocktail in which New York meets the best of Tennessee.

Whether you favor a timeless beverage or a modern twist on a classic, here’s to our favorites this holiday season, and please...top shelf only.

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MANHATTAN

For when you’re feeling refined and distinguished.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye
  • 1/2 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Dry vermouth
  • 2 Dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: brandied cherry

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail mixing glass halfway with cubed ice
  2. Add all ingredients and stir for 10 seconds, or until well chilled
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe
  4. Add 1 dark cherry on a pick and rest on glass, to garnish

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TENNESSEE WHISKEY MULE

For when you’re in the mood for a refreshing drink with a ginger kick.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Tennessee Whiskey
  • 4-6 oz Ginger Beer
  • ½ oz Fresh lime juice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker ¾ with ice
  2. Combine whiskey, lime juice and shake until chilled
  3. Strain into highball glass, filled with cubed ice
  4. Top with ginger beer
  5. Add mint to garnish

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WINTERTIME TODDY

For when you want to shake that chill in the air.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz boiling water (or tea such as Earl Grey)
  • 2 oz whiskey or scotch
  • 3/4 oz Acacia honey or light maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 Cinnamon stick or whole star anise, to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Fill a heat-proof mug or glass with boiling water and let it rest, 1 minute
  2. Pour out the water then add the spirit, honey and lemon juice to the warmed glass
  3. Top with boiling water/tea and stir
  4. Garnish with the cinnamon stick or star anise, let it cool slightly

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HOT BLOODED

For when you’re feeling fiery— in front of the fireplace or just fiery from within.

Ingredients

  • 2.0 oz whiskey
  • 3/4 oz agave
  • 4 oz blood orange juice
  • 1/2 small jalapeno
  • blood orange slice to garnish

Instructions

  1. Chop jalapeno, juice blood orange
  2. In a cocktail shaker add ice, whiskey, agave, juice and jalapeno and shake until chilled
  3. Strain into a rocks glass full ¾ full of cubed ice (strain out the jalapenos and seeds)
  4. Garnish with blood orange slice

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Cheers. After all, it’s always aprés-ski time somewhere.

Celebrate winter responsibly; written in partnership with your friends at Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

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