The Winter Cocktail
The winter cocktail is a classic recipe from the first part of the 1900s and it has been adapted for modern spirits. It is a wonderfully warming drink—even if it is served cold—and is one of those gems lost to time that is absolutely worth the reintroduction.
Originally, it used a ginger brandy, but these are relatively scarce now. Domaine de Canton or any of the other ginger liqueurs are perfect substitutes. If you cannot find pimento dram, another allspice liqueur will do. If you like, this is also a perfect drink to transform into a hot cocktail.
Steps to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, juice, sugar, and liqueurs and filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Add dashes of bitters on top.
The ginger liqueur and pimento dram are very small pours, but that′s the original recipe. If you find that it′s not quite enough, try pouring 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) of either or both liqueurs and see how you like the taste.
1.5 oz cognac
.5 oz cinnamon syrup
1 large spoonful of apple butter or apple syrup
Shake ingredients before pouring into a sophisticated coupe glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
From Celeste in Chicago, IL
Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
Build all ingredients in a rocks glass over ice and stir together.
From Grain at Playa Provisions in Playa Del Rey, CA
Port Old Fashioned
From Red Star Tavern in Portland, OR
Easy Rum Eggnog
Gather the ingredients. In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, ruby port, simple syrup, and egg. Dry shake (without ice) to combine the ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously a second time. Strain into a white wine glass and dust with nutmeg. Serve and enjoy!