Happy December 1st everyone! Can you believe we’re starting the final month of the year? I have to say I’m a little excited because this time of year is always my favorite. I love the holidays, the excitement in the air, and all the time spent with family and friends. I teamed up with The Whaling Club, a cocktail catering company in Los Angeles, to share 3 Winter Cocktails that you have to try this season! From a rum punch with blood orange, to a take on a classic old fashioned, and to a festive drink to ring in the new year, these drinks will give you a little extra warmth and get you into the holiday spirit!
3 Winter Cocktails
The Scupper Punch is The Whaling Club‘s take on a holiday favorite, rum punch. Vibrant with blood orange and winter spice, it’s hard not to crave these all night. This drink was one I couldn’t put down. It’s absolutely delicious- slightly tangy and perfectly sweet!
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz honey syrup (2:1)
1 oz blood orange juice
2 oz spiced rum
Combine ingredients in a shaking tin. Dry shake and pour into a collins glass. Add crushed ice, swizzle, top with crushed ice, and garnish with a wedge of blood orange.
The Bowline is The Whaling Club’s go-to Old Fashioned variation. A splash of Jamaican rum contrasts the spicy rye whiskey, making this boozy sipper a must-have around the fire.
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 brown sugar cube
1/2 oz Jamaican rum
1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
Muddle ingredients in a single rocks glass. Stir over block ice and garnish with a lemon and orange twist.
We love the Mont Blanc as a subtle alternative to the classic French 75. It’s tart and bubbly, with a touch of spiced pear liqueur. This drink is perfect for your New Year’s bash.
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz spiced pear liqueur
1 oz london dry gin
*topped with champagne
Combine ingredients (excluding champagne) in a shaking tin. Shake, strain into a coupe glass, top with champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.
I was so excited to collaborate on this post with The Whaling Club. I met them through Valorie Darling when they shared office space and loved hearing about what they do. I knew we had to do something together! It’s so interesting that The Whaling Club started as an invite-only cocktail party. Isn’t that so fun? Dan is the head barman and has worked throughout New York and Los Angeles. Marie is the photographer and designer and she’s been featured in The New York Times and Bon Appetit. Together they are an awesome team and make sure incredible drinks. If you’re interested in taking a workshop, or having them cater an event, I’d highly recommend them. All their drinks are so fresh and delicious, and I love that they use seasonal ingredients- which makes a huge difference! I’m still dreaming about the Scupper Punch! So incredibly good!
Hopefully these 3 Winter Cocktails will come in handy for you this holiday season!
photography by Marie Buck