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Winter Cocktails

Winter cocktails bring a unique warmth and comfort during the chilly season, blending rich flavors and spices that embody the essence of coziness. A well-crafted winter cocktail can transform a cold evening into a delightful experience, combining ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with the robust tastes of whiskey or the smoothness of vodka. Whether you’re enjoying the festive cheer of the holidays or simply seeking solace from the winter cold, a winter cocktail offers a perfect blend of comfort and celebration. From the spicy kick of a hot toddy to the creamy richness of an eggnog, winter cocktails are versatile and adaptable, ensuring there’s a drink to match every winter occasion. As the snow falls and the fire crackles, there’s no better companion than a winter cocktail to warm the spirits and elevate the moment.

Longhorn

2 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Lavender Haze Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice and shake. Strain over new ice into rocks glass and garnish with a lemon/orange swath

Tools Used: Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer, Jigger/Measuring Device, Ice, Lemon/Orange Swath

Lavender Hot Toddy

1.5 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Lavender Haze Syrup
5 oz Cup Hot Water

Heat water to desired temperature. Add the remaining ingredients and stir vigorously. Garnish with Lemon Wedge, Cinnamon Stick, or Star Anise. Enjoy!

Tools Used: Jigger/Measuring Device

Pennybacker

2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Blackberry Mint Syrup
Orange Slice
Maraschino Cherry

Cut an orange in half, and cut into slices. Combine syrup, lemon juice, orange slice, 2 cherries in small tin, muddle, add bourbon, fill small tin 3/4 of the way full with ice, shake aggressively, dirty dump into rocks glass, garnish with expressed mint plouche

Tools Used: Shaker Tins, Jigger/Measuring Device, Muddler, Knife, Rocks Glass, Ornage, Maraschino Cherry, Fresh Mint

Paramount

2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Strawberry Basil Syrup
Brown or Raw Sugar Cube
Splash of Soda

Combine syrup and sugar cube in tin, muddle cube to paste, add remaining ingredients sans soda, add ice, shake, strain into glass, top with splash of soda, garnish with fresh expressed basil leaf

Tools Used: Shaker Tins, Hawthorne Strainer, Jigger/Measuring Device, Muddler, Ice, Coupe or Cocktail Glass, Brown or Raw Sugar Cube, Fresh Basil

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1 ½ oz Vodka
1 oz Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur
1 oz Hipstirs Pumpkin Spice
1 oz Cold Brew Concentrate
½ oz Heavy Whipping Cream

Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Shake vigorously to create a velvet-like foam. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a mixed blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pumpkin White Russian

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur
1 oz Barista Style Oat Milk
½ oz Hipstirs Pumpkin Spice

Rim a rocks glass with pumpkin spice cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain over rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, whipped cream, and more pumpkin spice.

Grandpa’s Mad At The News Again

2 oz Ritual Rum Alternative
1 oz Lime Juice
¾ oz Hipstirs Pumpkin Spice Syrup
4 oz Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Combine all ingredients except for ginger beer in a cocktail shaker with ice. Add ginger beer to a highball glass. Shake and strain cocktail shaker contents over ginger beer. Fill glass with ice. Garnish with candied ginger.

Pumpkin Eggnog

1 ½ oz Cognac
½ oz Vanilla Vodka
¾ oz Hipstirs Pumpkin Spice Syrup
4 oz Eggnog

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain up into a short rocks glass. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream dusted with pumpkin spice.

Rye Old Fashioned

2 oz Rye
¼ oz Hipstirs Old Fashioned Syrup

Combine ingredients in a glass with a large ice block. Stir for 5-10 seconds to combine and dilute. Express an orange peel over drink and garnish with peel

Jack Frost

1 heaping tbsp of peppermint ice cream
2 oz pineapple juice
½ oz Hipstirs Lavender Haze Syrup
1 tsp Lilys Blue Curacao for color

Add ingredients to a blender and blend for 10-15 seconds. Rim a coupe glass with buttercream icing and crushed candy canes

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Reindeer Are Pack Mules

2 oz Vodka
1 oz Lime Juice
¾ oz Hipstirs Cranberry Pie Syrup
4 oz Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Add all ingredients to a copper mug with crushed ice. Swizzle to to combine. Garnish with rosemary and sugar dusted cranberries on a skewer.

Cranberry Sour

2 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Hipstirs Cranberry Pie Syrup
¾ oz Benedictine
4 dash Cranberry Bitters
1 Egg White

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard to chill and dilute. Strain ingredients into a fresh cocktail shaker with no ice. Shake a second time hard to add extra air and froth the cocktail. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with cranberries on a skewer and add a few drops of cranberry bitters to the foam.

Taylor’s Version

1 oz Gin
1 oz Mr Black Cold Brew Liqueur
1 oz Campari
¾ oz Hipstirs Lavender Haze

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Maple Cranberry Smash

2 oz Whiskey or Bourbon Alternative
¾ oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Apple Juice
1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup
½ oz HipStirs Cranberry Pie Syrup
Sprig of rosemary

Add all ingredients, including rosemary, to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard and finely strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh sprig of rosemary.

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Old Fashioned Mocktail

2 oz Whiskey or Bourbon Alternative
¼ oz HipStirs Old Fashioned Syrup

Combine ingredients in a glass with a large ice block. Stir for 5-10 seconds to combine and dilute. Express an orange peel over the drink and garnish with peel.

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