3 Holiday-Ready Cocktail Recipes
Spiced rum, aquavit, and espresso vanilla vodka are perfect for a winter soirée. (Plus: How to make the Lynhall's Cranberry Dutch Baby.)
Liqueurs [left to right]: Spiced Rum from 10,000 Drops, Aquavit by Skaalvenn Distillery, Espresso Vanilla Vodka by 5 Vodka
Photo by Erica Loeks, styled by Casie Beldo and Mandy Finders
Use these three cocktail recipes to enliven a winter soirée. Each features local spirits from our Best of MN Gift Guide.
Spiced Hot Cider
Using: Spiced Rum, from 10,000 Drops Craft Distillers
1.5 oz. spiced rum
6 oz. hot apple cider
Dash of cinnamon
3 drops of Bittercube orange bitters
3 drops of Bittercube cherry bitters
Using: Aquavit, from Skaalvenn Distillery
1 oz. Skaalvenn Aquavit
Splash of ginger beer
Squeeze of lime
Enjoy over ice
Using: Espresso Vanilla Vodka, from Five Vodka
2 oz. Five Vodka Espresso Vanilla
½ oz. half-and-half
Enjoy over ice
Bonus: Cranberry Dutch Baby from the Lynhall
½ cup milk
½ cup flour
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons melted butter
¼ cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup lingonberries (frozen)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in cast-iron pan. Add berries and ¼ cup of sugar. Cook until berries soften.
Combine all ingredients in blender.
Pour into pan. Cook for about 20 minutes.
Garnish with chopped almonds, powdered sugar, and a beautiful dollop of whipped butter.