holiday special

Forgo the typical eggnog concoctions or the always-easy rum and coke for your holiday party this year.
Get festive with these personal recipes and tips from some of the best bartenders in the country. Cheers! –gavin philip godfrey

Tender: Atanique Landry
The Spot:The gorgeous model and mixed drink maestro
can be found at Grooves, in Detroit.
The Drink: The Sagittarian

Ingredients:

Hennessey
Alizé Red Passion
Sour Apple Puckers
A splash of cranberry
A splash of Sprite
A word of advice: “Make sure that your pour count is right,”
she says. “If you overdo certain alcohols, your drink will be
too strong.”
Tender: Cartell Bennett
The Spot: Grand Central Lounge, Detroit
The Drink: The Grand Ginger Cartini

Ingredients:
Meyer’s Rum
Butterscotch Schnapps
Eggnog
A dash of fresh ginger
Garnish with crushed gingersnaps
Tender: Philip Brown
The spot: Brown can be found serving up the good times at
The New Town House, in Inglewood, Calif.
The Drinks: Peppermint Candy Cane and the Santa Claus
Surprise
How to Make Them:
Peppermint Candy Cane

Gin or Vodka

Peppermint Schnapps

Triple Sec

Green Midori
Santa Claus Surprise
Rum or Cognac
Red Liqueur
Sugar
A word of advice: “[Your drink] has to look very festive,”
he says. “The presentation is very important. It [has] to be
inviting, yet it [has] to taste good at the same time.”

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