7 holiday cocktails from these top tastemakers on Instagram

Unlike many other deodorants, our products don’t contain any alcohol, which is known to dry out your skin. However, we sure do enjoy a boozy drink this time of year! To get in the “spirit,” we tapped our favorite Instagrammers for their go-to holiday drinks. Here’s what they stirred up:

 

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John Thompson - Gin & Tonic with rosemary + cranberry garnish - John’s cocktail and garnish pairing is a perfect reflection of his character: fun to party with and always classy! If you want to get as creative as John, try infusing the gin with cranberries and the tonic syrup with rosemary before mixing, but not for too long! Rosemary is extremely potent, so infusing for just a couple of hours will do the trick. For the full recipe, mix equal parts gin and tonic syrup into a highball glass over ice. Garnish like John and follow @johnphilp3 for more of his pro style tips on Instagram.

 

Nathan Michael - White Negroni - Nathan knows a thing or two about what to drink and where to drink it, and it’s always done in style. That’s why Nathan’s pick was no surprise. With floral notes of Lillet standing in for the sweet vermouth and the pungent Suze in place of Campari, the White Negroni entertains in an eclectic way, much like Nathan himself. Try it yourself, combining the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

 

Shane Winsor - Sazarac - Shane’s unusual skill calls for an unusual ingredient. The Sazarac is famously made with absinthe, which was once banned in the U.S. because it was believed to cause hallucinogens. Even now, despite its ubiquity in modern mixology, one might still pinch themselves when they see Shane do his thing on the jump rope. To make the Sazarac, rinse a chilled glass with absinthe and set aside. Stir 2 ounces of rye and two dashes of bitters in a mixing glass, strain into the chilled glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

 

Marcus Lloyd & R’el Dade - Old Fashioned and Hot Toddy - The cocktail names chosen by one of the cutest couples we know is an ironic reflection of their aesthetic. Marcus gravitates towards rustic tones and vintage cars, while R’el is known for her warm colors and effortless style, much like a Hot Toddy, which is just as easy as a shot of whiskey mixed with hot tea, lemon, and honey. For an Old Fashioned, add simple syrup, bitters and orange peel into a glass. Gently muddle the orange peel to release the citrus oils. Add whiskey and stir. For best results, enjoy over ice and while scrolling through @marky_mark13 and @arie_carie feeds on Instagram.

 

Justin Rearden - Winter Spritz - Don’t tell Justin, but he pretty much inspired this blog post with his enthusiasm for mixology. The Winter Spritz is his personal recipe, which calls for equal parts Art in the Age rhubarb and Bulleit bourbon together with the juice from half a grapefruit. Top with champagne, and take to the oars. See more of @justinrearden on Instagram.

 

Brian Cason - Gin Old Fashioned - “Gin doesn't get enough love during the colder months, but is one of my favorite spirits,” says Brian, who is known for frontiering new paths and shedding a different light on familiar territory. Same goes for his Gin Old Fashioned recipe. Instead of whiskey, try adding gin to the muddled orange peel, bitters, and simple syrup. The taste will transport you to a new place, just like Brian’s Instagram feed.      

 

 

Photo and cocktail by Justin Rearden


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