‘Tis the Season (Still) for Seasonal Cordials

Craft cocktail menus continue to reflect unique winter flavors (can anyone say maple syrup?) and January’s issue of Sauce Magazine shares the same sentiment. Pear, honey and rosemary were among those used in the mag’s featured cocktail recipes, but seasonal inspirations like Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread also got a nod.

Among the recipes featured were a few Hiram Walker cocktails: Pumpkin Pie, Nutty Pumpkin, Gingerbread Cookie, and one I haven’t yet tried, the Gingerbread Cosmopolitan. The cold-weather cosmo looks to boast a nice profile of spices such as vanilla and brown sugar mixed with the citrus notes of the flavored vodka. Here is the recipe:

Gingerbread Cosmo

  • 2 parts ABSOLUT Citron Vodka
  • ½ part Hiram Walker Gingerbread Liqueur
  • 1 part Hiram Walker Triple Sec
  • 1 part Cranberry Juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

But just as the harsh winter will pass (gosh, I hope!), these liqueurs, too, will not be on liquor store shelves all year long.  Pick up a bottle or two for yourself this month before these seasonal products while you still can.

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