Holiday Cocktails of 2018 – Part 1

Get in the Christmas spirit with these delicious and festive whiskey cocktails. Everyone will be feeling jolly after sipping on one of these enticing drinks full of seasonal flavors, packed with holiday cheer!

Virgil Kaine Holiday Party Hooch

Virgil Kaine’s Ginger Infused small batch Bourbon is full-bodied, with a touch of ginger and a hint of vanilla. As you breath in the sorghum, orange and oat aromas, the taste is a delicate mix of apricot, ginger and sherry. Full and smooth finish with slight tannins. The perfect bourbon to make your next wintery cocktail a smash hit. Try this holiday party hooch recipe using Virgil Kaine’s Ginger Infused Bourbon.

  • 2 oz Virgil Kaine Ginger Infused Bourbon
  • 3 oz Hot Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Allspice Dram

Stir all ingredients together, top with whip cream. Garnish with cinnamon stick. You can also add star anise, crystallized ginger, and a dusting of cocoa powder to make your own unique and personalized libation.

Old Forester Classic 86 Proof Bourbon

An award winning bourbon that is so extraordinary it leaves nothing left to be desired. With swirls of mint, soft vanilla and rich tobacco leaf, the sweet yet spicy taste proves a perfect combination. Strong floral notes and a touch of oak and pine bring a strong underpinning. Long, warm and slightly dry, this classic bourbon is the ultimate choice for any holiday cocktail. Try this warm hot buttered bourbon cocktail recipe to warm you up during this cold winter season.

  • 1.5 oz Old Forester Classic 86 Proof Bourbon
  • 2 TBSP Hot Butter Batter
  • 5 oz warm milk

For the Hot Butter Batter, melt two sticks of salted butter in a quart sauce pan over low heat. Once melted add 1 cup dark brown sugar and stir over low heat until dissolved. Remove from heat, and add 1 tsp vanilla bean paste. Mix well.

Add all ingredients to a mug and enjoy!  Allow the remaining butter batter to cool and store in refrigerator.

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