Looking for a unique twist on holiday cocktail recipes? Check out the recipes below, all inspired by popular Christmas movies. Created by Bar Manager Katie Tobin, the recipes are all featured on New Riff Distillery’s The Aquifer cocktail bar’s latest winter menu.
It’s a Wonderful Life
2 oz Heavy Cream
2 oz of New Riff KY Straight Bourbon
1 oz Chai Tea Spice Syrup
Shake and strain into a hi-ball glass with ice. Grate fresh nutmeg. Garnish with a biscotti cookie.
1.5 oz New Riff KY Straight Rye
2 oz Kahlúa
3 oz BBA cold brew coffee
Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with chocolate covered coffee beans.
1.5 oz New Riff KY Wild Gin
.5 oz pomegranate syrup
.5 oz vanilla syrup (make 1 deli of regular simple syrup, add 1 oz of vanilla extract)
2 dashes of orange bitters
Twist of orange
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir to combine. Strain and serve up in a nick and nora, garnish with an expressed orange peel.
Miracle on 34th St.
1.5 oz New Riff BBA Gin
1 oz violet liqueur
1 oz lavender syrup
1 oz lemon juice
4 dashes of orange bitters
Shake and serve in rocks glass over ice or serve up. Garnish with expressed orange peel.