Does the sound of eggnog and cider just seem too plain for you? Check out these cocktail recipes that will put a little spirit in your holidays!

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Hot Tully

1 part Tullamore D.E.W.
½ part simple syrup
½ part lemon juice
3 parts hot water

Directions:

First warm a mug with hot water, then discard and combine ingredients above. Stir before serving.
Options ~ Add some fresh ginger for a bit of a bite. Or infuse the simple syrup with some fun flavors like cinnamon and orange, or apple and ginger.

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The Ruby Bean

2 parts Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
2 parts Lillet Rouge
1 part Licor 43
2 parts orange juice

Directions:

Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in an Old fashioned glass. Garnish with a blood orange half moon and rose bud.

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Hellfire

1 ½ oz Sailor Jerry
3 dashes of Tabasco sauce
¼ oz ginger syrup
¼ oz lime juice
 
Directions:

In equal proportions fill glass with Regatta Ginger Beer and Fire Island Sea Salt Ale, Garnish with Lime wedge & straw. Warm up those chilly nights with the spice of Sailor Jerry Hellfire.

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Orange Colored Sky

1 ½ oz Reyka
½ oz Passion Fruit Syrup
½ oz Campari

For Syrup: Mix equal parts Perfect Puree of Napa Valley Passion Fruit Puree with superfine sugar.  Shake into solution.  Bottle and refrigerate.

Dry shake and dump into rocks glass.  Fill with crushed ice.  Garnish with an orange wedge.

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Monkey Jam Sour

1 part Monkey Shoulder
½ oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsbp of Jam
1 dash of sugar
2 dashes Orange bitters

Directions:

Add all ingredients to shaker. Shake well with ice. Strain into a glass, garnish with an orange twist, and stay cheeky.

Cheers!

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