Unique Holiday Cocktail Recipes

December 19, 2016

Two refreshing drinks that shake up that yuletide feeling.

It’s not that we don’t love a great hot toddy or mug of eggnog. But relying on the classic holiday cocktails can sometimes feel so cliché. We’re shaking up tradition this year with unique drinks concocted by the pros at Koval Distillery, a Chicago-based distillery known for its whiskey, liqueurs, and fine spirits. Founder Sonat Birnecker’s first cocktail, served in a cantina glass mug, puts a boozy spin on hot chocolate. And her fresh take on Tom Collins, served in a prism old-fashioned glass, is a real crowd-pleaser, too. Cheers to that!



Boozy Hot Chocolate

Photography by Carolina Mariana

Ingredients:
5-6 oz hot chocolate
1 oz bourbon or barrel-aged gin
.5 oz rose hip liqueur
Cayenne pepper
Mini marshmallows

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Preparation:
Pour bourbon or gin into glass filled with hot chocolate. Add bourbon and rose hip liqueur. Top with sprinkling of cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Top with marshmallows as desired.

Photography by Carolina Mariana

Photography by Carolina Mariana



Koval Collins

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz dry gin
3/4 oz ginger liqueur
1/2 oz lemon juice
Club soda

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Preparation:
Pour dry gin into glass. Add ginger liqueur and lemon juice. Add ice and stir to combine. Top with club soda to taste.

Photography by Carolina Mariana

Photography by Carolina Mariana

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