December 16th, 2020
Can you believe that the end of the year is almost here? Winter is upon us, and now is the time for celebration and merriment. To help you enjoy the holiday season, Andres “Dre” Zamorano has created a melody of beverage recipes for you and your guests to enjoy. Dre has been in the beverage industry for well over a decade now, ranging in everything from beverage innovation to entertainment flair bartending. As far back as he can remember, he was fascinated with the discovery of new and interesting flavor combinations. His bartending career started in hotels and national chain restaurants, where he developed a love for crafting beverages that guests couldn’t get enough of. While working behind the bar at TGI Friday’s, he earned the opportunity to join their corporate headquarters beverage team. There, he was able to extend his beverage knowledge on an international level, creating cocktails that have been featured all over the globe. Dre’s skillset and belief in delivering the ultimate guest experience are what make these beverages the next perfect addition to your holiday menu. Let Dre help you deliver a smile and hearty laugh to your friends and family over Zoom or at your next get-together.
Cold Brew Wintertime Spice
“Although being home during the holidays is essential, sometimes traveling is inevitable. I am a coffee fanatic, and when I fly, I love to mix Sweet Vermouth with my coffee, which inspired this drink. This cold brew cocktail combines earthy and sweet notes to create the perfect wintertime martini. Add to your menu for the weary travelers or make for your guests when they arrive, for a joyful pick-me-up.”
Glass size: 8 oz.
1 oz Cynar® Original Liqueur
½ oz Grand Marnier® Orange Liqueur
½ oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Monin Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
½ oz Monin Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
Shake with ice, strain into chilled serving glass and garnish with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Root & Rye Old Fashioned
“Nothing warms the soul like Rye Whiskey and root beer. Old fashioneds are extremely popular and adding root beer flavor gives the drink a nostalgic twist that reminds everyone of their childhood and family.”
Glass size: 12 oz.
2 oz Rye Whiskey
½ oz Monin Old Fashioned Root Beer Syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters
Stir with ice, strain into glass with ice and garnish with a dehydrated orange slice.
Winter Thyme Americano
“Low ABV cocktails aren’t going anywhere, and with most citrus fruits at their juiciest during the wintertime, these flavors are the perfect addition to low ABV delights. This twist on the classic Americano pairs Campari and Sweet Vermouth with a melody of clementine, blood orange and kumquat for a refreshing yet slightly bitter beverage you can’t get enough of.”
Glass size: 12 oz.
1 ½ oz Campari® Aperitif
1 ½ oz Sweet Vermouth
½ oz Monin Winter Citrus Syrup
Stir with ice, strain into glass with ice and garnish with a dehydrated orange slice and thyme.
“Imagine a cold winter breeze over fresh snow. This drink is the embodiment of that delightfully refreshing experience. While lavender and Gin are typically associated with spring, the rosemary rounds out the flavors and brings this drink into a whole new season.”
Glass size: 10 oz.
2 oz premium Gin
¾ oz Monin Lavender Syrup
1 pump Monin Rosemary Concentrated Flavor
½ oz fresh lemon juice
top with club soda
Shake and strain into serving glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lavender sprig, lemon peel and rosemary sprig.