Video: Learn How To Make These Three Holiday Cocktails And Wow Your Guests
Daniel Cronin from Alibi Room presents cocktails at Sudbury.com that you can easily make at home
The holidays are approaching and is there really a better way to warm up than to have a few drinks to keep warm? If that’s okay with you, you’ll be happy to know we’ve got you covered.
I met Daniel Cronin, General Manager of The Alibi Room, who introduced us to three holiday cocktails that you can easily make at home.
Cocktail recipes will be listed here with the ingredients.
The origin of the cocktail is a bit murky, but one story about Brandy Alexander that Cronin told me is that this drink came from a bartender named Troy Alexander, who was commissioned to make a white cocktail for Phoebe Snow, a fictional character in a popular advertising campaign at the beginning of the 20th century. The cocktail had to be white to strategically avoid any stain on Phoebe Snow’s iconic white dress. Thus, the cocktail has become very popular and remains a mainstay.
1 ounce of cream
1 ounce of chocolate liqueur
1 Â½ ounce of Cognac
- Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until the ingredients are combined and cool.
- Filter the cocktail into a chilled glass.
- Grate fresh nutmeg on top to garnish and enjoy!
âMulled wine should be the kind of drink that you should be able to drink on the street all the time,â Cronin said. “Because it’s not the type of drink you’re going to get drunk on, but it’s the type of drink you’re going to love to sip on.” “
Mulled wine is a classic drink that takes Cronin back to his days traveling through Eastern Europe – and I’m sure the traditional and iconic flavors of a mulled wine will bring everyone back to some memory. winter. If you haven’t tried this drink yet, you can use this story as an excuse to try it for the first time! Feel free to leave a review on the drink below in the comments.
2 bottles of dry red wine
1 large orange
1 lemon (to extract the zest)
4 ounces of Cognac
4 ounces of sweetener of your choice
Mix of spices (cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, nutmeg)
Garnish: cinnamon stick
- Add Cognac, sweetener and hot spices to a medium saucepan.
- Peel the orange and lemon and add the zest to the saucepan. Then go ahead and squeeze the orange and also add the juice into the mixture.
- Heat the mixture over medium heat.
- Once you see that it has come to a gentle boil, add the dry red wine to the mixture.
- When the flavors have mingled and the mulled wine is nice and warm, turn off the heat and pour it into a mug, top with a cinnamon stick and enjoy the lovely spicy drink.
Hot Toddies are a great way to take advantage of any spirit you have around the house, Cronin said, because most homes should have the ingredients for this particular drink. Just a little hot water, a little sweetener and some citrus for the aromatics. Enjoy this drink after a long day in the cold to warm you up.
Â¾ oz of sweetener
1 Â½ ounce of alcohol
1 cup of hot water
- Add the sweetener, alcohol to a cup that can hold a hot drink.
- Cut a lemon in the shape of a wheel (a single slice of a whole lemon). Take your cloves and squeeze each clove along the wheel, you don’t need more than five or six cloves to nail the wheel.
- Add the lemon wheel to the drink mix and then pour the hot water into the drink. And your drink is ready to go!
Let us know if you make these drinks and leave a review in the comments section below!
* DISCLAIMER: Please drink responsibly and beyond the legal drinking age. *