A New Post!

Yes, we know, it’s been a while. Life has gotten in the way, my friends.

But it’s the holidays! And we here at The Cocktail Guru wish you a very happy holiday and a happy and healthy New Year. Please don’t forget to drink responsibly!

For some holiday cocktails, check out the ones below that I made on this past Sunday’s Weekend Today in NY on NBC-4. The ladies at WNBC are all about libations at 7am – and who can blame ’em, really…

You can check it out live by clicking this link here: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/Perfect_Holiday_Drinks_New_York-112149174.html

Winter Wonderland
2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
3/4 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. Trader Tiki’s Falernum syrup
Directions: Shake all ingredients very well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: shaved orange peel and a dusting of confectioners sugar

Dickensian New York
1 1/2 oz. Dried fig-infused Flor de Cana Rum
1/2 oz. Fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. agave nectar
3 dashes Maple Bitters
Directions: Shake ingredients very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish: slice of dried fig

**to make dried fig-infused Flor de Cana: Place 10 dried figs (sliced down the center) in an air-tight jar, along with 1 bottle of Flor de Cana 7 yr old rum. Allow to infuse for 5 days. Remove figs and enjoy.

Pitcher Drinks:

Naughty Clementine
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup freshly squeezed clementine juice
1/2 cup Lucid Absinthe
1/2 cup Combier orange liqueur
1 cup Maker’s Mark 46 Bourbon
Directions: Blend first 3 ingredients in a blender. Then add to pitcher, along with other ingredients. Stir well and add ice approx. 15 minutes before serving to chill and dilute.
Serve in tumblers with ice.
Garnish: floating clementine slice

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