Cocktails, Winter Cocktail Series 2012

Rumple Minze Holiday Cocktails

No Comments 11 December 2012

We’re back with another installment of our holiday cocktail series! This time featuring the peppermint liquor Rumple Minze, per the suggestion of one of my favorite area bartenders. After all, there’s little better than a boozy beverage to get you through the long, cold winter nights, right?!

This week’s cocktail inspiration comes from the fantastic John L Mayer (not to be confused with the singer) from Local 149 in South Boston. He’s the bar manager at the popular neighborhood spot, and is seriously one of the most genuine, enthusiastic, and awesome guys I’ve ever encountered behind the bar. When we had the idea for this cocktail series, I knew I had to get his input.

Rumple Minze Holiday Cocktails

Alessi Chiringuito Cocktail Shaker with Alessi Glasses and an Alessi Tray

He immediately suggested a series of super-simple cocktail “recipes” using the Rumple Minze – his “guilty pleasure.” The boozy peppermint liquor is the perfect addition to any minty holiday cocktail recipes. As John put it, Rumple Minze is “Peppermint and boozy enough to help deal with family!” All 3 variations used an even mix of Rumple Minze with other spirits – bourbon, anejo tequila, and Fernet Branca.

Rumple Minze Holiday Cocktails

For John’s first cocktail, the “Snowshoe,” you mix 1.5oz each of bourbon (he recommends Eagle Rare) and Rumple Minze. He recommends this drink be  served over crushed ice with a big mint sprig and straw. Pictured above and to the right, we served it in a new Alessi Orseggi Whiskey glass.

For his tequila variation, “Snow Falling on Jalisco,” you simply substitute añejo tequila for bourbon (pictured below, to the left). And last but not least, for the favorite Local 149 variation – “Black Santa” – you use equal parts Rumple Minze and Fernet Branca (not pictured here).

Rumple Minze Holiday Cocktails

Alessi Orseggi Whiskey Glass with the Snowshoe cocktail

We gladly whipped these up for our photo shoot – and made sure to give them a try, as well. I hadn’t previously tried Rumple Minze, but I can safely say is is extremely minty and deceivingly strong. It’s slightly syrupy and very sweet, which masks the boozyness of these cocktails, making them a rather potent libation. But, if you’re a mint fan, I encourage you to give them a try!

Rumple Minze Holiday Cocktails

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Cocktails, Winter Cocktail Series 2012

A Holiday Cocktail with Social Wines

No Comments 04 December 2012

As a part of our Holiday Cocktail Series, we went out into the community to speak with local businesses and individuals whose work we admire, and asked them for their favorite holiday cocktail recipes. Last week, we had the opportunity to visit a newer craft beer, wine and spirits store in South Boston.

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Cocktails, Winter Cocktail Series 2012

Holiday Cocktail Round-Up

1 Comment 26 November 2012

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s officially the holiday season!  There are plenty of things to plan for – holiday travel, big family meals, and the crowds you’ll entertain or be a part of in someone else’s home. The most important thing is to surround yourself with the people who are most important to you – but food and drinks only add to the fun.

In years past, we’ve shared a variety of holiday cocktails on this blog, and we’re excited to do the same this year! We’ve teamed up with some mixologists and members of our local libations community to bring you some fun and inventive holiday cocktails, but before we get to that we’ve compiled a round-up of some of our favorite cocktails from the archives!

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Holiday Cocktail Round-Up

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