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Holiday Cocktail Ideas

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This week on EatDrink, host Lucinda Scala Quinn was joined by Allen Katz, resident mixologist on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Allen shared holiday cocktail ideas for parties large and small, using brown spirits that are not only affordable but taste great, too!

Yesterday, we posted Allen's tasty punch recipe. Below are the rest of the recipes he discussed on the show.

Christmas Spiced Pear
This drink uses a homemade pear nectar combining rum and cognac.
Ingredients:
1 ounce H by Hine cognac
1 ounce Montecristo spiced rum
1 ounce pear nectar
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Directions:
1. Shake ingredients over ice, and strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with three shaved pear slices using a hand-held mandolin.

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Apple Swizzle
Ingredients:
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce apple brandy or Apple Jack
3/4 ounce light rum
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 teaspoon sugar

Directions:
1. Build ingredients in a highball glass with crushed ice and SWIZZLE!

Frizzante Mojito
Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces  Montecristo rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
6 fresh mint leaves
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 ounces Champagne/Prosecco

Directions:
1. Muddle mint with lime juice and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add rum and bitters, and shake over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass or coupe and top with chilled Champagne.

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