November 19, 2015

C&A’s Favorite Winter Cocktails

While the current weather trends might be deceiving us, the holidays are knocking on our door reminding us of the parties, presents, and eventual frigid weather. If you are worried about how to cope with entertaining your in-laws or searching for the perfect accompaniment to a night next to the fireplace you will find everything you need below. We have selected our favorite seasonal cocktail recipes from the people we trust the most to fill our glasses and satisfy our cravings for all of the best holiday flavors.


Hard Rock Cafe puts a twist on classic desserts with these sweet cocktails, perfect for anyone with an eye for pie or a taste for tarts.
She’s My Apple Pie
2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
2 oz apple juice
1 oz pineapple juice
½ oz Monin Salted Caramel
1 oz hard cider
Whipped cream, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and favorite cinnamon cookie or graham cracker for garnish

Shake ingredients together. Top with hard cider. Garnish with whipped cream, dust with cinnamon and add favorite cinnamon cookie or graham cracker. Enjoy!

Southern Jam
1 ½ oz Monkey Shoulder Scotch
1 oz black cherry puree
4 blackberries
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
2 speared luxardo cherries for garnish

Shake ingredients together. Garnish with two speared luxardo cherries. Enjoy!

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Philadelphia Distilling sought to capture all of the signature flavors of late fall to create a harmonious cocktail featuring their Bluecoat Gin selection that is bound to be your new favorite.
Autumn Apple
2 oz your choice of Bluecoat American Dry or Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin
2 oz Apple Cider
½ oz fresh pressed lemon juice
½ oz Honey Syrup
Pinch of cinnamon
Dash of bitters

Add all of the above ingredients into an ice filled shaker and shake vigorously. Double strain into a 5.5 oz coupe/martini glass filled, and garnish with an expressed lemon twist.

Autumn Apple


And for the nights you would rather spend out…

Hotel Sofitel is mixing up savory and sweet in three unique flavor combinations from butter notes to kicks of citrus on their menu for the winter season.
Buttermilk Fizz
Created by cocktail extraordinaire Chris Chamberlain of Philadelphia Distilling company. This drink is the classic “Fizz” cocktail with a hard cold shake and the flavors of buttermilk, maple syrup, rosemary and cinnamon to put you in the chilly season mood.

Grand Rum Butter
A twist on the classic “hot rum butter,” the rum batter in this version includes clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, cane sugar and vanilla ice cream. Chef Perdue has altered the measurements to optimize the flavor pairing with the addition of Grand Marnier & lemon.

Blood and Sand
A classic blood and sand cocktail with blood orange Limoncello instead of blood orange juice. There is no added orange juice afterwards that is typically used in the old time classic. A great drink to warm you up during the coming cold weather!

Sofitel Philadelphia - Buttermilk Fizz, Grand Rum Butter, Blood & Sand


If you find yourself by the shore this holiday season, let the Continental at Atlantic City serve you these refreshing cocktails with flavors reminiscent of summer’s past- perfect for while you gaze out at the snowy beach!

Old-Fashioned Single Rocks Glass
1 Brandy cherry muddled
.25 Blood Orange Bitters
½ teaspoon ground turbanido sugar
2 oz Bulleit Rye
Add ice to fill and mix with bar spoon
Top with soda water and garnish with quarter orange and brandy cherry

Pomelo-DBL rocks glass
2 cucumber slices
4 Mint leaves –muddle together
1.5 oz Blue Coat Gin
.25 oz St. Germain
.75 oz Triple Sec
1.5 oz Fresh Grapefruit juice-Mix all products with ice
Strain over new ice and
Top with ginger ale, garnish with mint leaf

Bourbon Breeze-Martini Shaker and glass
1.5 oz Bulleit
.5 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Fresh Grapefruit juice
.5 oz Pineapple Juice
Dash orange bitters
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Shake and pour in Martini glass garnish with thinly sliced cucumber

Continental Old City - Old-Fashioned Continental Atlantic City - Pomelo Continental Atlantic City - Bourbon Breeze


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