Winter Cocktails - 405 Magazine

Winter Cocktails

Six sterling local bartenders share their recipes for recommended cold-weather concoctions.


Whether you fancy patronizing these local establishments serving up tasty cold-weather concoctions or you prefer to make them from the comforts of your own home, these six bartenders share their must-try recipes to lift your spirits.


Movin’ to the Country

1 1/2 oz Maker's Mark bourbon
3/4 oz peach syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
2 dashes peach bitters
Malbec (float)
Shake all ingredients except wine and strain into a rocks glass over ice.
Pour Malbec over the back of a bar spoon to create a “float.”


Icy Mitt

3/4 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz lavender syrup
1 3/4 oz Paul Masson brandy
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino
1 drop Crème de Violette
1 drop Angostura bitters
Shake, double strain, pour into martini glass and garnish with grapefruit disc.



Horse Neck

1 1/2 oz Applejack brandy
2 oz Ginger ale
1 dash bitters
Stir, pour over ice, garnish with lemon peel.


Forty Rod

1 1/2 oz Glenmorangie 10-year scotch
1/2 oz Graham’s Six Grapes port
1/2 oz Lustau East India Solera sherry
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Stir, serve “up” in a martini glass and garnish with Maraschino cherry.




1 oz Cruzan coconut rum
1/2 oz Hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
2 oz Elemental cold-brew coffee
2 oz Horchata
Serve blended or on the rocks in a hurricane glass
Top with coconut whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes, and a pinch of nutmeg.


Widow’s Kiss

1 1/2 oz Calvados brandy
3/4 oz Benedictine
3/4 oz yellow chartreuse
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir and serve “up” in a coupe glass, no garnish.