Tonight is one of the most popular nights all year for great parties and terrific drinks. One of the best ways to class up your New Year’s get together is with some top of the line whiskey. There are a variety of terrific whiskeys to choose from and one of those is undeniably Maker’s Mark Bourbon.
The delicious Maker’s Mark Bourbon recipe has been around for over 170 years, but that doesn’t mean your holiday cocktails have to be that old as well. Sometimes people can become bored of the same whiskey and coke concoction, so we have a few new recipes that might spark your interest as the clock turns midnight.
While you can always find more Maker’s Mark recipes on your own, the two we are going to talk about today are the Bourbon Cider Cocktail and Tricky Girl. Each of these bring a warm, yet different flavor to the holiday, and you will certain enjoy them.
We will begin by talking about the Bourbon Cider Cocktail, which was created by Anthony Caporale. In order to create this delicious beverage, you will need to have on hand Maker’s Mark Bourbon, sugar, Angostura bitters, cold dry hard cider, a cherry, an orange slice and a champagne glass.
First, add in one teaspoon to one tablespoon of sugar, depending on how sweet you want your drink, along with two dashes of Angostura bitters into your champagne glass. Stir both ingredients together until the sugar has been completely dissolved.
Next, add in one part Maker’s Mark Bourbon, followed by a healthy three parts topping of your cold, dry hard cider. No mixing is necessary for these latter two steps. Finally, you can go ahead and garnish your drink with a cherry and slice of orange. The Bourbon Cider Cocktail has outstanding drinkability and fits with many different types of food.
The second cocktail we want to talk about today is the Tricky Girl, which was created by Erin Sullivan. Before you begin creating this beverage, make sure you have on hand Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Crown Maple syrup, fresh lemon juice, Amaro Montenegro, an egg, pumpkin pie filling, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, a shaker, ice, a cinnamon stick and a short rocks glass.
First, add in three fourths part of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, three fourths part Crown Maple syrup, three fourths part fresh lemon juice, three fourths part Amaro Montenegro, one egg, one bar spoon full of pumpkin pie filling and two to three cloves into your shaker. Begin by shaking all of the ingredients without ice, and then once you feel the consistency is right, add in ice to shake further.
Next, strain all of the contents into your short rocks glass, with the finish being a garnish of one cinnamon stick and a pinch of cinnamon. This recipe also has strong drinkability, though I’d recommend this cocktail as a dessert drink more than a casual one.
There are many ways to enjoy the New Year and to make sure you have the right beverages for the right occasion look no further than these two. Enjoy the season and please do so responsibly.