Hang the stockings and spin the dreidel! Like the hybrid celebration dreamed up by Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) on The OC, this holiday cocktail brings together elements of both Christmas and Hanukkah. It’s an extra festive tipple that you’ll want to make for holiday parties and dinners. “This cocktail sort of tastes like you mixed a Peppermint Patty and an Old-Fashioned,” says Bryan Schneider, bar director for Quality Branded, the company behind NYC hotspot Squares, where both Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky have been spotted.
To make the peppermint syrup, "You could literally just melt down some candy canes, or you could add peppermint extract to simple syrup," he tells Us. Adorning the glass with a couple of chocolate coins and a miniature candy cane as garnishes, he says: “You can never get too kitschy — that’s what the holidays are all about!”
Watch Schneider demonstrate his technique before mixing one up for yourself.
2 lemon wedges
1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz chocolate liqueur
1/2 oz Campari
Large ice cubes
Mini candy canes
1. In a shaker, muddle the lemon wedges with a dash of peppermint syrup.
2. Add the rye whiskey, chocolate liqueur, Campari and a couple large ice cubes. Shake vigorously until you feel the shaker turn cold.
3. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Add crushed ice and garnish with two pieces of Hanukkah gelt and a miniature candy cane.
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