Published on November 2nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


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

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

– 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

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

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

#3: Empress 75

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

– 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

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

– 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

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

– Pour ingredients in champagne flute
– Gently stir.

#6: Heated Affair

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

– 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

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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