A Guide to Winter Cocktails

Top 5 Winter Cocktails


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As you bundle up and head out to meet up with friends, family, and coworkers, keep these top 5 cocktails in mind! OR Follow the instructions below to become an amateur mixologist in the comfort of your own home.


The Jack Rose

2 oz Apple Brandy (Laird’s Applejack is one of America’s oldest distilleries), .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice, .5 oz Quality Grenadine Shaken Hard.


Old Friends

2 oz Glenlivet Scotch (Or your favorite single malt), 1 oz Madeira (Fortified Wine), .75 oz Zucca Rhubarb Amaro

Should be gently stirred and poured either over ice or into a cocktail glass such as a coupe to be enjoyed with a twist of grapefruit. Deep smoke, soft fruit and notes of chocolate and rhubarb.


An Improved Cocktail

2 oz Rye Whiskey, .5 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, .25 oz Fernet Branca, Two Dashes Orange Bitters

An Improved Cocktail was the answer to the original cocktail (whiskey, sugar, bitters) which we now know as an Old Fashioned.

*Later this recipe was simplified and became known as the Sazerac. Serve in a rocks glass rinsed with absinthe with a squeeze of lemon peel.




The Manhattan

2 oz Good Bourbon Whiskey, 1 oz Quality Sweet Vermouth (Such as Dolin Rouge, Carpano Antica Formula, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino), 2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

A delicious, robust cocktail that showcases whiskey.

Fun fact: the original Manhattan area code was 212 – 2 oz of whiskey, 1 oz vermouth, 2 dashes of bitters.  Stir until very cold, strain.




Hot Buttered Rum

2 oz Dark Rum, 2 sugar cubes, 1/4 inch fresh butter.

Take a small sauce pan and melt the butter under low heat and stir in the sugar cubes with 1 oz of water until completely dissolved.  Add in your 2 oz of rum and pour in to a coffee mug.  Add hot water to your liking and grated nutmeg.


Satterfield’s invites you to try these recipes at home, or come have a seat at the bar and let our professionals take care of you. We have plenty of cocktails perfect for the cold and rainy season.