His and Hers Christmas Cocktails
Ingredients
  • Maple Old Fashioned Ingredients
  • 3 ounces bourbon (I used Bulleit Bourbon)
  • 4 tablespoons organic, pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • Dash or 2 of orange bitters
  • Orange (for zest and peel)
  • Garnish: frozen cranberries and fresh rosemary
  • Rosemary Gin Sparkler Ingredients
  • 2 oz gin (I use Prairie Gin)
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz prosecco or other sparkling white wine
  • 1 oz club soda (I use La Croix lemon lime sparkling water)
  • Optional: splash of pomegranate or cranberry juice
  • Garnish: frozen cranberries and fresh rosemary
Instructions
  1. Maple Old Fashioned Instructions
  2. Gently heat maple syrup and water in a small saucer over the stove until combined. To each glass, add one king ice cube (one large cube keeps your drink cold without melting as fast as smaller cubes - if you need one of these trays, I recommend this one. Add bourbon, maple syrup mixture and orange bitters. Peel a small section of the orange with a peeler. I add some orange zest to mine as well. Squeeze out the little bit of juice from the peel before you add it to the glass. Garnish with frozen cranberries and fresh rosemary.
  3. Gin Sparkler Instructions
  4. Combine all ingredients (except garnish) to a shaker with ice. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a martini glass. Add garnish.
Recipe by the nutty pear at http://thenuttypear.com/2015/12/his-and-hers-christmas-cocktails/