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Mix up these Cocktails Perfectos for your holiday celebrations...

Buccaneer's BootyTrap-1










‘Tis the season to celebrate and treat yourself to a cocktail or dos! The holiday season is a great time to experiment at your home bar to enjoy a concoction after a long day of shopping or to delight your guests. I always love sharing a good cocktail recipe with my friends and family and seeing their faces light up, and the season of sharing is an amazing time for that. Keep reading to discover three recipes perfect to warm up for the remainder of the fall and to spike the fun times during your upcoming holiday gatherings.

Buccaneer's BootyTrap-1

Buccaneer’s Booty Trap

By Willy Shine


½ oz. honey syrup (3:1)

1 ½ oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Blend

1 bar spoon Cinnamon Butter Mix*

Garnish: cinnamon stick

Make Ahead: Cinnamon Butter Mix

½ stick of unsalted butter melted

¼  tsp. ground cinnamon

Stir together, then refrigerate.


Add all ingredients into a footed tempered glass or mug, and steam under a cappuccino maker until hot, then stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick and serve.

Holiday Fig Fling 2

Fig Fling


1-1/2 oz. Wild Turkey® 81 Bourbon

1 tablespoon fig jam

1/4 oz. orange liqueur

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

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In The Rough


2 oz Maestro® Dobel Diamante™ Tequila

3 dashes sour cherry bitters

Barspoon pomegranate molasses


Add all ingredients to mixing glass, add ice, stir until properly diluted, strain into coupe.

Garnish with 2 brandied cherries.

About the author:

Carla Ortiz is a Lifestyle Writer based in NYC. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and attended Universidad del Sagrado Corazon where she finished a BA in Communications. After starting her own fashion and cocktails blog, Haute Cocktail, she proceeded to complete a MFA in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. She loves fashion, cocktails, music, and traveling. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram at @HauteCocktail.


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