Published on November 7th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


5 Cocktail Recipes To Help You Feel Great For The 2019 Holidays

The 2019 Holiday Season is just around the corner with Thanksgiving being less than 2 weeks away. In turn, plenty of celebrating is ahead between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. In turn, if you will be hosting, it never hurts to have some cocktail recipes at your disposal.

Below are 5 spirit-based recipes that you ought to be able to make within the comfort of your home.

#1: Gin Mare Spanish 75

– 1 oz Gin Mare
– 2 oz Marqués de Cáceres Cava Brut
– 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
– 2 Dashes Simple Syrup

– Combine Gin Mare, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
– Shake vigorously and strain into an iced flute.
– Top up with Marqués de Cáceres Cava Brut.
– Stir gently.

#2: Lord Byron
Courtesy of Temple Court

Simple Vodka
– Winter Citrus & Rosemary Shrub
– Verjus
– St. Germain
– Dolin Blanc
– Lime
– Soda

– Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
– Strain into glass.
– Garnish with lime.

#3: Chambord Punch Royale

– 8 oz Chambord Liqueur
– 8 oz Cranberry juice
– 2 cold bottles sparkling wine
– Raspberries and/or blackberries

– Take two bottles of cold champagne, cranberry juice and Chambord.
– Pour into a punch bowl or large pitcher.
– Stir and garnish with raspberries or blackberries.

#4: Croft Reserve Tawny Port and Gin

– 2 oz Barrel Aged Big Gin
– ½ oz Croft Reserve Tawny Port
– ½ oz Benedictine
– 1 dash Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters

– Shake all ingredients
– Serve up in a chilled coup glass.

#5: ‘Tis The Season
Courtesy of David Bouchard

– 1.5 oz Simple Vodka
– 1/2 oz Rosemary infused Aperol
– 1/2 oz Lime Juice
– 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
– Rosemary/Lime Wheel Garnish
– Topped with prosecco

– Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, strain into glass.
– Garnish with rosemary and lime.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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