It’s amazing what a little bit of festively flavored alcohol can do.
Kidding. Kind of—at least, we do not condone the consumption of booze for mental health purposes (there are much healthier ways to quell the holiday blues, to be found here). That said, a festive beverage never hurt anyone. And we swear to a Louboutin-gifting Santa, these drinks, dreamed up and made into a reality by Wild Son owner Jason Mendenhall, might as well come with a sprig of mistletoe and a warm holiday hug (there are even some health benefits!). Lacking that *twinkle* your mom is so dying to see upon your arrival home for the holidays? Mix up one of these, and embrace it.
2 oz mango and turmeric shrub
1 oz Cocchi Americano
1 oz Cappelletti
0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz agave nectar
1. Shake and strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass.
To make shrub:
This will make 1 quart of shrub, which will last in the refrigerator for a month and has the added benefit of being an anti-inflammatory.
4 oz turmeric
4 oz mango pulp
8 oz Bragg apple cider vinegar
8 oz simple syrup
8 oz filtered water
*For the health nut that likes to get a buzz on, you can spike the alcohol content in this cocktail by adding London dry gin.
Pumpkin Sherry Cobbler
1 oz homemade spiced pumpkin
0.5 oz Punt e Mes or sweet vermouth
1.5 oz amontillado
1. Shake the mixture with fresh ice, and serve in a bell glass with crushed ice.
2. Garnish with Peychaud’s bitters and smoking rosemary.
To make homemade spiced pumpkin:
1 small can pumpkin puree
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup quality maple syrup or agave
1. Blend and store in your refrigerator.
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