June 10, 2021

Reservoir’s Holiday Survival Guide

Whether you’re looking for creative new ways to drink our whiskies, or need a little extra help getting through all the festivities, our Holiday Survival Guide is full of crafted cocktails based on true holiday.

The Inappropriate Elf

The Inappropriate Elf isn’t just a questionable job at the mall, it’s also a flavorful cocktail.
Ingredients
· 2 oz. Reservoir Bourbon
· 2 tsp. Maple Syrup
· 1 ½ tbsp. Lemon Juice
· Star Anise
Steps
1. Mix maple syrup with water and 3 star anise pods.
2. Set aside.
3. Mix Reservoir Bourbon and lemon juice.
4. Shake over ice.
5. Serve garnished with lemon slice and star anise pod.
Frosty’s Nog
 
Frosty’s Nog is a rich and pepperminty treat to get you through those awkward holiday hugs.
Ingredients
· 2 Cups Milk
· ½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
· ½ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
· ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
· 6 Large Egg Yolks
· ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
· 1 cup Reservoir Bourbon
· Whipped Cream
Steps
1. Mix all ingredients except whipped cream.
2. Chill.
3. Pour when ready to serve.
4. Top with whipped cream.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!
 
Pour yourself a delicious dose of reality with You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!
Ingredients
· 2 oz. Reservoir Bourbon
· ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
· ¼ Cup Water
· ¼ Cup Sugar
· ¼ Cup Cinnamon
Steps
1. Mix water, cinnamon and sugar.
2. Set aside.
3. Mix Reservoir Bourbon and lemon juice.
4. Add ¾ oz. cinnamon simple syrup.
5. Mix well.
6. Serve over ice, garnished with cinnamon stick.
Old Fashioned Outbursts
 
No politics or religion at the dinner table! Hopefully your crazy uncle will keep his Old Fashioned Outbursts to a minimum with this spirited holiday classic.
Ingredients
· 1 Sugar Cube
· 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
· 2 oz. Hunter & Scott Rye
· Orange Twist
· Bourboned Cherries
Steps
1. Mix all ingredients.
2. Shake over ice.
3. Serve over ice.
4. Garnish with orange twist and cherry.

Cousin Eddie
 
Get yourself ‘somethin’ really nice’ with Cousin Eddie, a refreshingly floral and citrusy whiskey mixer.
Ingredients
· 4 oz. Reservoir Rye
· 2 oz. Cointreau
· 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
· 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
· Orange Slice Garnish
Steps
1. Mix all ingredients.
2. Shake over ice.
3. Serve over ice.
4. Garnish with orange slice.

Mom’s Guilt Trip
 
Buckle up for a Mom’s Guilt Trip with this uniquely flavored cocktail made with cloves, orange juice and prosecco.
Ingredients
· ½ Cup Honey
· ¼ tsp. Ground Ginger
· ¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
· 1/8 tsp. Ground Cloves
· 1 Cup Orange Juice
· 1 oz. Reservoir Rye
· 1 oz. Prosecco
· ½ Sprig Rosemary
Steps
1. Mix honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and orange juice.
2. Set Aside.
3. Mix remainder of ingredients.
4. Shake over ice.
5. Add honey mixture.
6. Serve over ice.
7. Garnish with sprig of Rosemary.