Ensure you choose a great rye whiskey as it’s centric to the classic cocktail, driven by it’s spicy profile. Whiskies such as Sazerac Rye, Rittenhouse Rye and WhistlePig Rye all work well in a Vieux Carré.
The term eggnog is a combination of two colonial slang words — rum was referred to as grog and bartenders served it in small wooden mugs called noggins. The drink first became known as egg-n-grog and later as eggnog.
Coquito translates to “Little Coconut” and is a traditional Christmas drink that originated in Puerto Rico and can be found all throughout the Caribbean. It is similar to eggnog, but the coconut base gives it a tasty twist. When mixed with coffee, cold brew or hot, it’s a seriously delicious combination!
The Toronto cocktail is a cousin of the of the Old Fashioned, with the addition of Fernet Branca. Because it’s December, Corpen Distillers wanted to make it a bit more festive with the addition of a Christmas tree simple syrup which was then complimented with Cynar in place of Fernet.
Bring your cocktail kit to Christmas day this year and wow the relatives with these MUST TRY Christmas cocktails. Traditional Christmas ingredients including chocolate, orange and maple with hints of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen. Don’t forget to SHARE the Christmas spirit on socials!
A “Shrub” is basically a fruit-infused vinegar, to which you add either sparkling water, or alcohol. Kind of a cross between a cordial or syrup, and a Kombucha. It’s both sweet and tart – a combo that intrigues.
This is a perfect winter warmer to compliment a cold Christmas evening. Get the fire roaring, the minced pies in the oven and a winter negroni in your hand. Spiced, rich and plenty of depth in this twist on the classic and a celebration of the warming liquorice that is far more present in the Manchester Overboard Gin. Get your feet up and those cockles warmed.
Eggnog is simply a blend of milk or cream, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and liquor. Of course, if you ask a contemporary cocktail connoisseur, they’re likely tell you that a homemade eggnog needs to age.