Since when did things get so complicated? No, we’re not referring to your relationships or family drama; we’re talking about your cocktails. It’s time to return to simplicity. These classic cocktail recipes use pure ingredients and simple steps to keep you and your guests warm this winter.

Alpine Rabbit

Ingredients

  • 1 1?2 oz bourbon (Larceny)
  • 3?4 oz carrot juice
  • 1?2 oz lemon juice
  • 1?2 oz walnut liqueur
  • 1?2 oz simple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Zest of orange or lemon
  • Slice of ginger

Directions

Combine first six ingredients together in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon, orange, olive or ginger.

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Peppermint Mocha Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 oz vodka
  • Candy cane

Directions

Combine ingredients together in a martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane.

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Stockholm Royale

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 T spoon powdered sugar or simple syrup
  • Chambord (raspberry liquor)
  • Champagne

Directions

In a cocktail shaker with ice, add vodka, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Shake well and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Top with champagne and float the Chambord down the side of a glass (using the back of a spoon will help it sink to the bottom).

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Kir Royale

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Cre?me de Cassis
  • 5 oz champagne
  • Cranberries or raspberries

Directions

Chill a champagne flute in the freezer for 15 minutes. Add Cre?me de Cassis to glass and a few raspberries or cranberries. Fill flute to the top with champagne.

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Hot Toddy

Ingredients

  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1?2 oz simple syrup
  • 4 oz hot water
  • 1 lemon or orange slice
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Fresh mint

Directions

Using a brandy snifter, steam glass. Add brandy, lemon juice, and simple syrup together in the glass and top with hot water. Garnish with the remaining ingredients.

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