Hot Buttered Rum

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Rum
1 tsp. Sugar
1 pat of Butter
2 Cloves
Boiling Water

Place sugar, Rum, and cloves in coffee cup or mug.
Fill with boiling water.
Add pat of butter and stir.

Old Fashioned

Originating in the early 1800’s the Old Fashioned may be the first drink to be called a cocktail. It is traditionally served in a short glass now called an Old Fashioned glass.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
club soda

Place the sugar cube in an Old-Fashioned glass. ADD 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler OR strong spoon. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the rye (or bourbon). Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with an orange slice or cherries.

Autumn Leaf

Cocktail Ingredients:
1/2 oz brandy
1/2 oz crème de menthe
1/2 oz Galliano

Start with a layer of creme de menthe, add a layer of Galliano and top with a layer of dark brandy. Add a sprinkling of nutmeg.

The Sidecar

Invented in the early 1900’s and was popular until the beginning of World War II, the sidecar has been making a comeback. Sidecars come using a variety of liquors, brandy, gin, vodka and irish whisky, but cognac is the original.

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. VS or VSOP cognac
3/4 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a sugared rim.
Garnish with an orange peel.

Cafe Royale

1 oz bourbon
1 sugar cubes
4 oz hot coffee

Place sugar cube in warmed demitasse cups and fill almost full of hot coffee. Carefully float 1 oz of bourbon in cup, ignite, and flame for a few seconds. Stir with spoon to extinguish the flames.

Apple Cider Sparkle

Punch Ingredients:
6 cups apple cider
2 cups cranberry/raspberry juice
1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine
1/2 cup lemon juice

In punch bowl combine apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice. When ready to serve, add champagne. Chill with large ice blocks. Makes about about 15 servings of 6 ounces each.

Thanksgiving Cocktail

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1 oz apricot brandy
1 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz lemon juice

Shake all the ingredients with ice. Strain into an old fashioned glass. Add ice.

Canadian Stone Fence

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 oz apple cider
1/2 oz triple sec
1 1/2 oz Canadian whiskey
1 tsp sugar syrup

Mix all ingredients with cracked ice in a shaker or blender. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Cranberry Collins

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 oz gin
1/2 oz cranberry juice
Club Soda
Juice of 1 small lime
Lime slice

In a highball glass filled with ice, stir the cranberry and lime juice. Top up with soda. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and garnish with a lime slice.

Frosty Noggin

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Rum
3/4 oz White Creme de Menthe
3 oz Eggnog
3 cup Vanilla Ice Cream

Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and a few drops of green creme de menthe.