Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but if you’ve got a fireplace (or the Fire Log on TV), and one of these Holiday Bracer Cocktails, you’ll be absolutely delighted.
This cocktail is perfect for cold winter days, for putting your feet up at home after a long couple weeks of holiday festivities. It will both warm you and soothe your nerves.
This cocktail recipe is bourbon-based, and includes the additional warming elements of cinnamon, star anise and ginger beer (which has a nice kick).
Of course, if it seems like too much work to make cinnamon syrup from scratch, or perhaps you don’t have an bourbon in the house, I’m pretty sure Julia or Brad would be happy to make you one of these if you go visit them at The Abbey (117 West Pender, Vancouver).
(Recipe courtesy of The Abbey bartenders: Julia Homberg and Brad Lauzon)