It’s the holidays, after all.
I’ve included the 3 recipes I made recently on Fox News. You can watch it here.
Enjoy them well and responsibly this holiday season!
Cranberry Spice Champagne (served at Bookmarks Lounge, NYC) – cranberries are a great anti-oxidant, and champagne is easy on the stomach – agave nectar is a great substitute for sugar, which should be had in moderation while drinking.
6-8 fresh cranberries
1 tsp. pumpkin spice agave nectar**
Splash fresh squeezed lemon juice
Moet & Chandon Champagne
Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the cranberries in the pumpkin spice agave nectar. Add the lemon juice and champagne with ice and stir briefly. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Top off with extra splash of Champagne.
Garnish: 3 floating cranberries
**To make Pumpkin Spice Agave Nectar, for every 1 cup of agave nectar, add 3 tsp. store-bought pumpkin pie spice mix.
Pomegranate Fizz – again, pomegranates are great sources of anti-oxidants – citrus fruit is easy on the stomach, and egg whites add necessary proteins to your body.
1 1/2 oz. Plymouth Gin
1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
1 egg white
1 1/2 oz. Pomegranate juice
Directions: First shake without ice the Gin and egg white and the lemon juice. Then add ice and remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into Collins glass.
Garnish: Freshly grated nutmeg and lemon peel.
Ardbeg Bloody Scott (served at The Carnegie Club, NYC) – all of these ingredients replenish various things that may have been lost in your body after a night of drinking.
Serves approx. 15
3 oz. Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky
24. oz. Tomato Juice
24 oz. V-8 Cocktail Juice
1 Cup Ketchup (8 oz.)
3 pinches – Sea Salt
3/4 cup of lime mix (equal parts fresh lime and simple syrup)
9 dashes (pours) Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Morrocan pepper (ground white pepper is a good substitute)
1 tsp. ground black pepper
4 pinches of Cayenne pepper
Mix ingredients together, stirring often. Chill for at least 24 hours before serving
To make 1 serving:
Add 1 oz. Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky to highball glass w/ ice, and top w/ bloody mix. Stir briefly.
Garnish: olives and lime wedge.