Easy Batch Cocktails to keep your holidays a hoppin!

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This past week in our Fortify your Sips class with David Zhang of Midnight Rosewater and Erik Eastman of Easy & Oskey, we enjoyed a full evening of fortified wines from Sherry, Port, to 11036200_1702516319985057_2242347889747001831_nMadeira, learned of a number of exotic fruits and veggie12241618_1702516226651733_5854335560708879215_ns that can be intertwined with cocktail ingredients and sipped on a few fancy cocktails that intertwined these tasty pieces for enjoying!

Since our experience, many have emailed and posted questions about the event asking for the cocktail recipes we shared in class.  You asked, we listened!  Besides, who doesn’t need an arsenal of fab cocktail recipes with the holidays approaching?  Especially ones that are easy to make ahead of time in large batches for your upcoming holiday parties!  11986419_1702516223318400_138145186040231266_n

Compliments of cocktail extraordinaire, Mr. Erik Eastman, enjoy your sips!

// Sidecar //

2 oz Maison Rouge Cognac V.S.O.P.
.75oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/3 oz Port
2 Barspoons 2:1 Demerara Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with clean ice.  Shake until the shaker is noticeably cold, double strain into a cocktail shaker. 

// Negroni //

2 oz Tattersall Gin
1.5oz Rare Wine Company’s ‘Charleston’ Sercial Madeira
.75oz Campari
Easy & Oskey Black Pepper Bitters
2 Barspoons Cranberry & Pink Peppercorn Shrub

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with clean ice.  Stir to desired dilution, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist, oils expressed onto the surface of the drink.

// Vieux Carre //

1oz Rittenhouse Rye
1oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
1oz Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry
1 Barspoon Benedictine
Easy & Oskey Cherry Vanilla Bitters
Peyschauds Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with clean ice.  Stir to desired dilution, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist, oils expressed onto the surface of the drink. 

Looking for a slew more delicious sips using Easy & Oskey’s fantastic line up of specially crafted bitters?  Check out their site for more delicious creations!

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