22 Cocktails to Get You Through to New Year’s

11/07/2012 4:00 AM |


For Thanksgiving Afternoon:
A fall variation on a perfect Manhattan

2 oz. Applejack
1/2 oz. of Dolin Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz. of Carpano Antica Vermouth
A dash of aromatic bitters

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with apple slice.

For a wake:
“It’s dark purple and it lifts the spirits.” By Isaiah Greenwald.

2 oz. Hornitos Reposado tequila
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lime
3 luxardo maraschino cherries 
3-5 mint leaves

Muddle the cherries, mint, simple syrup. Add the lime and tequila and shake with ice. Pour over ice into a collins glass, and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a cherry.

For a hangover:
Brandy Cassandra
By Ivan Martin

1 oz. Averna
1 oz. St. Germain elderflower cordial
1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. cognac

Combine Averna, St. Germain and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour over a rocks glass filled with ice. Float Cognac on top using the back of spoon. Garnish with spiral lemon twist.