Cheers to spending the holidays together! From family gatherings over a turkey and cozy cocktails by the fireplace to ringing in the New Year in your sweatpants and everything in between — our flock has a cocktail for every occasion this holiday season. Celebrate with these recipes by our cocktail experts at Proof on Main.
GIVE THANKS, GET DRANKS
All the rich flavors of fall combined into one delicious Old Fashioned.
Made by Kelsee Bryant
2 oz Hazelnut Infused Old Forester Signature
0.25 oz Spiced Pear Syrup
2 dashes Orange Bitters
For the Hazelnut Infused Old Forester:
100 grams chopped Hazelnuts (about 7/8 cups)
1 liter Old Forester Signature
For the Spiced Pear Syrup:
6 oz Hot Water
2 oz Angostura Bitters
2 cups Light Brown Sugar
2 chopped Pears
For Hazelnut Infused Old Forester: Add hazelnuts to Old Forester. Let sit for 4 hours, then strain and pour back into the bottle for storage.
For Spiced Pear Syrup: Combine all ingredients and cook on low to medium heat for 15 minutes. Let it cool for 30 minutes and then strain and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Once syrup and Old Forester are ready, stir, strain and serve on the rocks. Garnish with ground hazelnut.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! HAVE A COCKTAIL
You’re going to want another one as soon as you finish drinking it.
Made by Ethan Coonce
1.5 oz Olive Oil Washed JTS Brown
1 oz Strawberry Preserves
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura
1 Egg White
For Olive Oil Washed JTS Brown:
100 grams Olive Oil
1 liter JTS Brown
For Olive Oil Washed JTS Brown: Add olive oil to JTS Brown. Let sit for 24 hours. Strain with a coffee filter. Pour back into the bottle for storage.
Shake ingredients without ice. Add ice and shake again. Strain and serve up. Garnish with a dash of Angostura.
NEW YEAR, DO YOU
This is the New Year
A low ABV cocktail you can drink all night as you ring in the new year.
Made by Davy Butterworth
1 oz Cappelletti
0.5 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
0.25 oz Orange Simple Syrup
For Orange Simple Syrup:
1 cup Hot Water
2 cups Sugar
8 Orange Peels
For Orange Simple Syrup: Combine all ingredients and cook on low to medium heat for 15 minutes. Let it cook for 30 minutes, then strain and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Shake and strain. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with a Lemon Twist.
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