The holiday cocktails that you have to try this season

When the weather gets chilly, many people turn to heavy ales and hot drinks to warm up. But we don’t think there’s any reason to give up on your cocktail bar. Renée Lees, one of the bartenders at Jane Bond (5 Princess St. W, Waterloo,, showed us how to make drinks that will spice up any holiday party (all photos by Jessica Dik).

White Christmas Cosmo
White Christmas Cosmo

  • Ice
  • 1 oz vodka
  • ½ oz elder flower liquer
  • ¾ oz white cranberry juice
  • 1 oz pommegranite juice
  • agave syrup
  • Crushed candy canes for the rim

Shake over ice and strain




Apple Sidecar
Apple Sidecar

  • 1 oz bourbon
  • ½ oz apricot liquer
  • 2 oz fresh pressed apple syrup
  • ½ oz thyme syrup
  • ½ oz lemon juice

Serve on ice





mulled wine
Mulled Hot Wine

  • 4 oz red wine
  • ½ oz brandy
  • ½ oz apricot brandy
  • Pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger
  • ½ oz honey

Simmer in a large pot and serve warm with a fresh orange slice and cinnamon stick




The Snowflake

  • Ice
  • 1 ½ Malibu rum
  • ¾ oz white cranberry juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz lemon juice

Shake over ice and strain —serve with coconut shavings






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