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Published on November 2nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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6 Cocktail Recipes To Help Feel Great In The 2019 Holiday Season

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

#1: Sapporo Black Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
– 1 cup heavy cream
– ½ cup of whole milk
– 2 tbsp of sugar
– ½ cup dark chocolate chips
– 2 cups of Sapporo Black

Method:
– In a pan over medium high heat, add the cream, milk, sugar and chocolate chips.
– Stir until chocolate has melted, about 5 minutes.
– Remove from heat. Stir in the beer.
– Return to heat and stir
– Serve hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, and marshmallows.

#2: Hot Gin Toddy

Ingredients:
– 1 ½ oz Empress 1908 Gin
– 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
– 2 oz hot water
– 1 tsp sugar
– Cinnamon stick

Method:
– Heat water.
– Build the ingredients in a wine goblet, brandy snifter, or glass mug.
– Stir well.
– Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

#3: Empress 75

Ingredients:
– 1.5 oz Empress 1908 Gin
– .75 oz fresh lemon juice
– .5 oz simple syrup
Zonin Prosecco DOC Brut

Instructions:
– Shake all ingredients except for sparkling wine on ice.
– Double-strain into a chilled flute
– Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.

#4: Ginger & Honey Collins

Ingredients:
– 50ml Chase Smoked Vodka
– 15ml Lemon juice
– 10ml Honey
– Ruggeri “Argeo” Prosecco DOC Brut

Instructions:
– Mix Vodka, lemon and honey thoroughly.
– Add cubed ice.
– Top with ginger ale and stir again.
– Garnish with a slice of lemon or fresh ginger.

#5: Disaronno Sparkling

Ingredients:
– 2 parts Disaronno
– 4 parts Perlage “Sgajo” Vegan Prosecco DOC Extra Dry
– 1 part Orange simple syrup

Instructions:
– Pour ingredients in champagne flute
– Gently stir.

#6: Heated Affair

Ingredients:
– 2 oz Partida Añejo
– 6 oz Hot Winter Spiced Apple Cider
– ½ part Lemon juice
– Heavy Cream

Method:
– In a small coffee or wine glass add tequila and hot apple cider.
– Float dollop of heavy cream.
– Grate fresh nutmeg over cream, as garnish.

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About the Author

is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 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. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, 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, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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