4 Holiday Cocktails – It’s that time!

By / Wine + Drinks / November 13th, 2015 / 3

The holiday season gets its official kick-off in North America with the coming of American Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. 12 days from now, if you’re counting. Oh, and 40 days until Christmas.

Here are 4 rum cocktails, perfect for the season (or pre-season) courtesy of Appleton Estate and bartender extraordinaire, Andy Hunter of Toronto.

Happy weekend!

SPICED JAMAICAN ESTATE DAIQUIRI
Ingredients
2 OZ – Appleton Estate Signature Blend
0.75 OZ – Fresh lime juice
0.75 OZ – Allspice-clove simple syrup

Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

APPLE CIDER BUTTERED ESTATE RUM
Ingredients
1 OZ – Appleton Estate Rare Blend
1 TBSP – Apple cider steeped tea
1.5 TSP – Demerara sugar
1 KNOB – Butter

Build in mug and top with boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Remove teabag and garnish with cinnamon stick.

DRURY LANE SWIZZLE
Ingredients
1.5 OZ – Appleton Estate Signature Blend
0.5 OZ – Gingerbread syrup
0.5 OZ – Fresh lime juice
2 DASHES – Angostura orange bitters

Build ingredients in Collins glass and fill 3/4 with crushed ice. Use swizzle stick until glass is frosty, top with crushed ice and garnish with candied ginger on a skewer.

ANY PORT IN A STORM
Ingredients
1.5 OZ – Appleton Estate Reserve Blend
1 OZ – Fresh grapefruit juice
0.5 OZ – Cinnamon simple syrup
3 – Droppers Chicory Pecan Bitters
2.5 OZ – Ginger Beer

Shake first four ingredients and strain into Collins glass. Top with ginger beer and ice. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

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