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‘Tis the Season! Drink Up

There are so many reasons why I love the holiday season. Seeing 5th avenue light up, wearing head to toe velvet and drinking egg nog! Really, why do we only drink egg nog around the holidays?! Because it keeps it special that’s why! Now that holiday season is upon us I’m sure you’re social card is full of holiday parties and events requiring you to wear ugly sweaters. You know what makes an ugly sweater look not so ugly? A few pretty, festive cocktails. But if you’re tired of cinnamon, nutmeg and the standard holiday spices, ever thought about the season’s favorite evergreen?!

Using house-made syrups, fir garnishes and different variations of the evergreen coniferous tree, Jim Kearns of Slowly Shirley, Nico de Soto of Miracle’s global holiday popups and Cody Goldstein of NYLO hotel’s Shakespeare-inspired woodland dreamscape bar LOCL, provoke nostalgic memories of wintry walks and create the woody scent of fresh air through their unique and aromatic pine cocktails. Here are some seasonal cocktails that will earn you at least 5 golden rings.

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photo by Nick Voderman

Pacific Coast Highway
Created by Jim Kearns for Slowly Shirley NYC 
1 Muddled cucumber slice
1 tsp Argala Pastis
.75 oz Fino sherry
.25 oz Doug Fir Eau de Vie
.5 oz Zirbenz Pine liqueur
1 oz Eucalyptus-infused terroir gin
Glass: Coupe
Garnish: Rosemary sprig
Method: Stir. Strain

 

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photo by Noah Fecks

Holly Jolly
Created by Nico de Soto for Miracle 
1.5 oz Gin
.5 oz Pine Liqueur 
.75 oz Vanilla Syrup
.75 oz Lime Juice
3 Mint 
Top with soda
Glass: Miracle Collins Glass
Garnish: Pine needles
Method: Shake. Strain. Top with soda
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photo by Brendan Burke

Shakespeare’s Globe
Created by Cody Goldstein for LOCL
2 oz Four Pillars Gin 
5 oz Root Beer Seltzer
.5 oz Vanilla Syrup
.5 oz Douglas Fir Liqueur  
.25 oz Cointreau
Glass: Snow Globe
Garnish: Edible disco glitter
Method: Shake gin, syrup, Douglas fir, and Cointreau with ice for 5 seconds. Double strain into the globe and fill with root beer seltzer.
Enjoy! And let me know your favorite holiday drinks!

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