org2 12-11-2013

In the Spirit of Tradition

Holiday Cocktails for Both the Rogue and Gentleman

Ah, the holiday season. Decidedly the most festive time of the year when you can bask in the congenial warmth of family, friends, in-laws, neighbors, coworkers, doormen…practically every person you have any sort of contact with in your day-to-day. And after a long day of basking with all those aforementioned people, both rogues and gentlemen alike deserve a drink. And where better to enjoy one of these seasonal perks than Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria?

Festooned in cheery decorations, while echoing the sentiments of holiday’s past, Peacock Alley’s storied bar can only be complemented by the likes of Frank Caiafa, the head bartender and a New York treasure in himself. Frank’s gift to us this year? Three of his fail-proof cocktail recipes: one for the rogue, one for the gentleman, and one they could both agree upon.


Now, for the rogue cocktail, because you’re going to need a swift pick-me-up after the lethargy that comes with too many Christmas cookies.

Across the Border
1 oz. Sombra Mezcal
1 oz. Averna Amaro
1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
.25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Add all ingredients to highball glass (except lime and Ginger Beer).
Add ice and fill with Ginger Beer.
‘Roll’ twice back into glass.
Lime wedge, for garnish.

And now for the gentlemen and what will soon become a staple in his cocktail repertoire.

Fezziwig’s Recline
1.5 oz. Larceny Bourbon
1 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
1 oz. Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth
.25 oz. House-infused Cinnamon Vodka
.25 oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
Add all ingredients to mixing glass.  Add ice and stir for 50 revolutions.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Orange coin, for garnish.

And finally a cocktail they can both agree on, the Switzerland of drinks if you will.

French Quarter  #3
2 oz. Louis Royer ‘Force 53’ Cognac
1.5 oz. Bordeaux Red Wine
.50 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
2 long dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
Add all ingredients to mixing glass.  Add ice and stir for 50 revolutions.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Orange coin to release oils, then added for garnish.

And to quote ourselves from last year, regardless of you being a rogue or gentleman
— generously tipping your bartender is always in good taste. Happy Holidays, from all of us at #OR&G.

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