Demon Seal at Bar 1903 – Tallahassee, Fla.
Situated in the 100+ year old Walker Library in downtown Tallahassee – named one of Southern Living’s Top 10 Cities of the South – Bar 1903 honors the history of mixology while pushing boundaries with the Demon Seal, a delicious rum-based drink full of fall flavor such as allspice, maple and chai. The ideal sip to warm the coolest of nights, this lively libation is finished off with cinnamon-infused smoke.
1 1/2 oz Bacoo 12 yr Rum
3/4 oz Maple Chai Spiced Syrup
1/2 oz Allspice Dram
3 Drops Citric Acid
1 Cinnamon Stick
Instructions: Stir rum, maple chai spiced syrup, allspice dram and citric acid together, then pour onto a hand-cut king ice cube. Then, smoke the cinnamon stick and add to the drink – quickly covering the glass to capture inside. When presenting the cocktail, remove the covering and cinnamon stick.
Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything! Pelican Grand Beach Resort’s Harvest Martini blends seasonal flavor with Sobieski Vanilla Vodka and Bailey’s Irish Cream, dusted with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon – bringing a taste of the holidays to this sun-drenched stretch of paradise.
2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
COLD WEATHER CLASSICS
Ember Old Fashioned at Hotel Crescent Court – Dallas, TX
Sugar, spice and everything nice – the Ember Old Fashioned delivers classic holiday flavor served up at Beau Nash, the swanky champagne bar and cocktail lounge, centrally located on the lobby level of Hotel Crescent Court. The bourbon-based libation is blended with a house-made Orange Spiced Syrup and orange bitters, then served over a large ice block and garnished with a cinnamon stick, bruleed orange wheel and Star Anise – making for an instagram-worthy seasonal splurge.
Ingredients – Orange Spiced Syrup:
4 oz of Grade A Pure Maple Syrup
0.25 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
3 Sliced Orange Wheels
1 Dash Cloves
1 Dash Cinnamon
1 Tsp Brown Sugar
Instructions: To make the orange spiced syrup, add all ingredients into a pot and cook for 10 minutes until syrup begins to boil. Let cool for 5 minutes. Once the syrup is ready, then fill shaker glass with ice and blend bourbon, cooled orange spiced syrup and orange bitters, stir thoroughly. Fill old fashioned glass with a single large ice block pour bourbon and spiced syrup blend over and garnish with cinnamon, orange wheel and star anise.
Wonderland at Bohemian Hotel Celebration – Celebration, Fla.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando, the 115-room luxury boutique Bohemian Hotel lives within the charming, quiet town of Celebration, Florida. Whether you dine indoors or on the lakeside terrace, be sure to sip on the chilled Wonderland cocktail to attract your inner holiday spirit.
1 oz Vanilla Vodka
0.5 oz Frangelico
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
0.5 oz Kahlua
1 oz Heavy Cream
0.5 oz Egg Whites
½ tsp (pinch) Nutmeg
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, until whites are foamed and creamy. Strain into coupe and garnish with light dusting of nutmeg.
2 cups White Rum
1 cup Coconut Rum
2 ½ cups Fresh Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice
1/2 cup Fresh Lime Juice3 tbsp Grenadine (or enough to make the punch into a pretty pink color) *Variation: skip the grenadine and opt for freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon for a touch of seasonal flair
Instructions: Heat water to 212 degrees F. Pour hot water into a large mug or other tea steeping vessel, add tea bags, and cover cup (to keep the tea as hot as possible). If using loose tea, put tea into mesh steeper, steeper basket, French press or other vessel of preference. Steep tea for 5 minutes (be sure to set a timer). Add Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey into a drinking glass. After 5 minutes, remove tea bags from water and dispose of tea bags. Add tea to glass with Fireball, mix well and enjoy.
Tequila Milk Punch at Montage Palmetto Bluff – Bluffton, SC
Nestled in a lush, 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, five-star luxury resort Montage Palmetto Bluff shares the delectable “Tequila Milk Punch,” created by resort mixologist Britt Flores. The libation features a stunning presentation with a delicious, soul satisfying, yet boozy take on a very well-loved Southern cocktail. Enjoy “Tequila Milk Punch” while “porching” at home for the holidays – a long-standing Montage Palmetto Bluff tradition of socializing with friends and family, while relaxing on a scenic outdoor patio or around a cozy fire pit.
2 oz Cinnamon Infused Blanco Tequila (Cazadores was our choice)
3/4 oz Coconut Milk
3/4 oz Heavy Cream
1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup
1/2 oz Liquor 43
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
Top with shaved Nutmeg
Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a mixing tin and serve over ice. Top off with shaved Nutmeg. *For DIY Cinnamon Infused Tequila, place two whole cinnamon sticks in a liter of Tequila for one week. Remove cinnamon and serve. *For DIY vanilla syrup – make a classic 2:1 Simple Syrup. Place one fresh Vanilla Bean (cut in half-long ways) in syrup for 1 week. Strain Vanilla out of syrup and refrigerate.