The Orange Marmalade Cocktail
1 1/2 ounces Gin, perhaps tea infused
1 ounce ginger liqueur
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1 heaping barspoon orange marmalade
¾ ounce egg white,
¾ ounce Antilles Syrup
Burnt orange peel
The Cranberry Sauce Cocktail
2 ounces Batiste Rhum Blanc
1/4 ounce Grade B maple syrup
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
1 tsp. cranberry sauce or 1/2 oz. Cranberry Puree
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Fort Washington Flip
created by Misty Kalkofen, currently at Drink in Boston
1 1/2 ounces apple brandy (Calvados, Applejack, etc)
3/4 ounce Benedictine
1/2 ounce maple syrup (go for Grade B)
1 whole egg, as fresh as you can possibly manage
fresh grated nutmeg on top, for garnish
Combine everything in a cocktail shaker and shake really hard, without ice, for at least 10 seconds, until the egg is pretty well mixed with the other ingredients. Add ice and shake again for at least 10 seconds; strain into chilled cocktail glass, and hit it with a few scrapes of nutmeg. I'm thinking this cocktail might also go well with some fresh citrus juice.
Also thinking about: .apples, apple cider, apple cinnamon syrup, allspice liqueur, Scotch...so many flavors and cocktail possibilities for the fall and winter seasons. Cool weather cocktails, I'll see ya' next year.
And now...on to Spring!