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Top 5 Holiday Cocktails

Dec 24, 2012

The weather outside is frightful, so why not curl up by the fire with a nice holiday cocktail? David Hyde talks to veteran bartender Kristen Naranjo about her favorite holiday cocktails.

Trinidad Sour
1 ounce Angostura bitters
1 ounce orgeat
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce Rittenhouse rye
Author: Giuseppe Gonzalez, New York City, 2009.

Christmas In Montreal
2 ounces rye
1/4 ounce pimento dram
1/2 ounce Fernet Branca
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1 dash Angostura
Author: Rene Rodriguez, Vito's, Seattle, 2012.

Ti' Punch
2 ounces rhum agricole
1/4 ounce cane syrup
squeeze of lime
Classic tiki cocktail.

Marrakesh Express
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1 barspoon pomegranate molasses
2 dashes Scrappy's cardamom bitters
top with champagne
Author: Kristen Naranjo, The Hideout, Seattle, 2010.

7 dashes Angostura bitters
7 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 ounce bourbon
1/2 ounce Cointreau
top with champagne
lemon coil twist
Classic cocktail from Lousiville, Ky., 1917.

Kristen Naranjo makes these drinks and many others at Vito's and The Hideout.