I’m known for bringing batched cocktails to parties and this time I’ve got a cocktail that tastes like Santa’s Cookie Plate. A holiday get together this Sunday was the perfect excuse to put together a tasty batch cocktail I could share. Since this cocktail teems with sweet flavors of the holiday, it’s perfect for bourbon drinkers and non-bourbon drinkers alike. The non-bourbon drinkers didn’t even realize it was a bourbon drink.
I’d had the Faretti biscotti liqueur for quite a while and hadn’t really been happy with any of the results, but I paired it with the Solerno Blood Orange liqueur and some black walnut bitters and it tasted like a plate full of holiday cookies. The Biscotti liqueur has a very buttery and pastry-like mouth-feel on it so it doesn’t always play well with others, but paired in this combination, it works wonders.
Here’s instructions for a single cocktail. To make a batch for an empty bourbon bottle, just convert the ounces to cups and multiple the bitters by 6. Add a half cup of water to the mix and you’re ready to pour over ice and garnish with your own favorite holiday cookie. Or sip while you assemble toys and wrap presents. Your choice!
Santa’s Cookie Plate
- 1.5 oz bourbon
- 1 oz Faretti biscotti
- 0.5 oz Solerno blood orange liqueur
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers' black walnut bitters
- 5 drops Bittermens Tiki bitters
- Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice. Stir to combine until well-chilled and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice, a fancy cherry or your favorite holiday cookie. If you leave one out for Santa, chances are he won’t leave. Cheers!