The holidays are for gathering with friends and family — and great cocktails. We had six local establishments share seasonal recipes with six ingredients or less.
Catalina Wine Mixer
Mix together 1/2 ounce of red wine simple syrup, 3/4 ounce of cocchi rosa, and 1 ounce of premium orange juice. Top with equal parts rosé and sparkling wine, or a sparkling rose. Serve in a wine glass on the rocks and garnish with an orange peel.
Available at barvino
Combine 1 1/2 ounces Maison Surrenne cognac, 1 ounce Cointreau, fig syrup (either homemade or store bought), fresh lime and lemon juice, and a 1/2 ounce simple syrup in a shaker. Serve in a short glass over ice. Garnish with a fresh fig and cinnamon.
Available at The Grand Cafe
Key Lime Martini
Combine a shot of Skyy vanilla vodka, triple sec, a splash of sweet and sour, and rose lime, then shake well to mix ingredients. Line rim with powdered sugar and a fresh lime wedge.
Available at O’Donoghue’s
PB Bloody Mary
Combine 1 1/2 ounces Absolut vodka and 1 ounce Deathrow oatmeal stout in a pint glass. Add a dash of celery salt, two dashes of Tabasco, and three dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Fill the rest of the glass with Zing Zang and stir well. Garnish with traditional Bloody Mary toppings: lime, green olives, and celery.
Available at Prison Brews
Combine 1 1/2 ounces of half and half with 1 ounce of Kissed Caramel Smirnoff, Bailey’s, RumChata, Fireball, and Frangelico in a shaker. Shake thoroughly, then pour into glass of your choice. Finish with a cinnamon sugar rim, top with cinnamon, and enjoy! Serve on the rocks.
Available at J. Pfenny’s
Hot Chata Espresso
Combine 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee with 1 ounce of RumChata and add 1/2 ounce of Salted Caramel Crown Royal, 1/2 ounce of Patron XO Cafe, and 1/2 ounce créme de cocoa. Add in half and half as desired. Stir and enjoy! Add whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish.
Available at Spectators