3 festive cocktails to help you survive the holidays

holiday cocktail
Monkey Rum

Surviving the holiday marathon is like playing Zelda: Ocarina of Time and trying to defeat Ganondorf without the Master Sword. IT'S HARD. But boozy winter drinks help. If you want to mix these up and then lock yourself in your childhood bedroom and pull your old N64 out of the closet, we won't judge. Survival is hard.

figgy pudding fizz
Greg Rice

Figgy Pudding Fizz

Yield: 1 drink

  • 2 ounces Plymouth Gin
  • 1 ounce fig syrup (ingredients below)
  • 1/4 ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce allspice liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Club soda
  • Simmer fig syrup ingredients until sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Let cool.
  • Add all ingredients except club soda to a mixing glass, and dry shake for 10-30 seconds. 
  • Open the shaker and add ice, then shake vigorously.
  • Pour into a highball glass with no ice, gradually adding splashes of club soda to "inflate" the level of foam at the top.
appleberry gin and tonic
Greg Rice

Appleberry G&T

Yield: 1 drink

  • 1Âľ ounces Beefeater Gin
  • 1/4 ounce Lejay Crème de Cassis
  • 1 ounce cloudy apple juice
  • Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Build over ice in a highball glass, and stir.
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and two currant berries.
monkey business cocktail
Monkey Rum

Monkey Business

Yield: 1 drink

  • 1 ounce Monkey Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Monkey Coconut Rum
  • Cola
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lime
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • Combine rums in a highball glass over ice, and top with cola.
  • Add bitters, and squeeze lime wedge over.
  • Stir to combine, and garnish with orange slice.
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