Classic Holiday Cocktails

‘Tis the season for classic holiday cocktails! Read on for how to make three of the most classic and elegant holiday intoxicants. Santè!

Classic Cocktails: The Martini, Manhattan, and Champagne Cocktail

Classic Holiday CocktailsThe Martini

  • Cracked ice
  • 2 1/2 ounces London dry gin, such as Plymouth or Beefeater 24
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Pratt
  • Green olives for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin and vermouth. Stir well and strain into martini glass. Garnish with three olives on a sterling silver martini stick and serve.

 Classic Holiday Cocktails

The Manhattan
  • 1 3/4 ounces Canadian Club whiskey
  • 2/3 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters

Place ingredients into mixing glass and stir. Strain into stemmed martini glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry. I like adding an orange twist too.

Classic Holiday Cocktails

The Champagne Cocktail
  • Champagne
  • 2 ounces cognac
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube

Place the sugar cube in the champagne flute and soak with the bitters. Add the cognac and finish with the champagne. Garnish with an orange twist.

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