Keith Werner (below) has a great idea for holiday drinking: keep a good vermouth handy. Cocchi di Torino or Carpano Antica—come the end of the night, a dose of vermouth with a strong dark spirit and bitters is an ideal fireside slug. Or mix up the vermouth in a proper drink, like the Inlander, which is essentially a rum Manhattan. The Jagertee is a spiced rum liqueur that’s great for a late-night nip on its own.
By Keith Werner, Eat Street Social
1 ½ ounces Plantation 5-year spiced rum
¾ ounce Cocchi di Torino
½ Stroh Jagertee
1 dropper Bittercube Jamaican #1 bitters
Method: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a lowball. Garnish with a swath of citrus zest.
More Holiday Cocktails:
Mulled Wine – this party starter is the best glögg around. Don’t skimp on the cocoa nibs!
Fall of Temperance – a blast of booze and bitter for your midday prep.
Falcon Gravy – the nog of your dreams, made with nitro milk stout.