Have Yourself 4 Merry Little Cocktail Recipes

christmasWant to leave Santa something a bit more memorable than a glass of milk this Christmas Eve? Zachary Blair, lead mixologist at award-winning Adirondack resort Whiteface Lodge is bursting with festive recipes ideas as well as holiday spirit. Sure, you and yours can enjoy these concoctions too; Santa needn’t have all the fun. Whether you sip them between carols and mistletoe kisses or pour yourself a reward after putting the little ones to bed, these are four tasty ways to celebrate the season.


Rudolph’s Milk

Rudolph's Milk - Whiteface Lodge

  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 0.5 oz. cherry liquor (bottom float)
  • 0.5 oz. white crème de cocoa
  • 1 oz. Godiva white chocolate
  • 0.75 oz. house made peppermint syrup

Directions: Shake and strain in glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy.


Santa’s Night Cap

Santa's Night Cap - Whiteface Lodge

  • 2 oz. apple pie-infused bourbon
  • 2 oz. Rompope (egg liquor)
  • Dash of Fee Brothers Whiskey Bitters

Directions: Shake and roll into rocks glass and garnish with nutmeg.


Taste of the Holidays

Taste of the Holidays - Whiteface Lodge

  • 2 oz. Blue Line gin
  • 1 oz. Christmas syrup (orange, clove, nutmeg, simple syrup)
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • Splash of club soda

Directions: Build in glass and add ice. Garnish with rosemary and drunken cranberry.


Holiday pie

Holiday Pie  - Whiteface Lodge

  • 2 oz. apple pie infused bourbon
  • Dash of whiskey bitters
  • Splash of cranberry simple syrup

Directions: Garnish with an orange twist.

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