A Little Holiday In Your Glass

December 21, 2012 @ 9:01 pm by jodie

One of the more enjoyable holiday traditions is sharing a drink with friends and family. I stopped in at The Granary this evening to do just that. They have a well stocked bar and some decadent as well some simple cocktails falling in line with the spirit of hot cocoa and spiced cider.

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Below are a few of my choices from The Granary’s menu for festive libations:

Heat Miser

Hot cider, Goldschlager, and Tuaca  8.00

Hot Whiskey

Irish whiskey, hot cider, clove sticks, lemon wedge, and a sprinkle of raw sugar  6.00

Chocolate Cherry Bonbon

Maraschino Cherry brandy, amaretto, and hot cocoa  7.00


City Brew coffee, Rumple Minze and Godiva Chocolate Liquor   8.50

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I thought a few drink recipes were in order as well!!


-1 oz Smirnoff Flushed Marshmallow

-1 pkg hot cocoa mix

-10 oz. hot water

-Marshmallows (garnish)

-Grated Nutmeg (garnish)

-Mix ingredients together in a coffee mug. Garnish with marshmallows and grated nutmeg.


French 75 (a little bubbly)

-1 10 oz Tanqueray London Dry Gin in shaker

-2 crush half a lemon

-3 .5 oz simple syrup

-4  throw in some rocks

-5  1.25 oz of champagne and serve


Pomegranate-and-Tequila Cocktail

-Black lava salt or kosher salt

-Lime Wedges


-1 1/2 cups silver tequila

-1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice

-1 cup pomegranate syrup (see note)

-24 dashes of orange bitters

-Spread salt in a shallow dish. Run a lime wedge around the rims of chilled cocktail glasses, then dip the rims in the salt to coat.

 - In an ice-filled pitcher, combine the tequila, lime juice, pomegranate syrup and bitters. Stir well. Strain into the cocktail glasses.

NOTES Black lava salt is available at amazon.com. To make pomegranate syrup, whisk together 3/4 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice with 3/4 cup sugar until the sugar is dissolved; you should have 1 1/2 cups.

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Have a very bright holiday season!! And of course, please drink responsibly!

Jodie Tenicin Smith  the photo chik

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