Deck the Bar and Make it Jolly

Dec 1 2014

by Cheri Leavy

We do a lot of entertaining but the holidays gives me an excuse to spruce up our offerings with new specialty cocktail recipes and bar accoutrements.  I decided to pop around and visit some of our peeps in The Southern Coterie and see what they are serving.

Bourbon Milk Punch from Beth Sachan’s Eat.Drink.Smile


1.5 – 2 oz bourbon whiskey, 3 oz whole milk, 2 tsp powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, freshly grated nutmeg

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the bourbon, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over 3-4 ice cubes and grate fresh nutmeg over the top.



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Julian’s Vanhattan (Pappy & Co shares Julian VanWinkle’s Manhattan)

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1 oz. Rye Whiskey, 1 oz. Bourbon, A Dash of Sweet Vermouth (We prefer Carpano Antica.), A Dash of Blood Orange Bitters, A Brandied Cherry, Garnish With a Twist of Orange


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Candy Shop Vintage’s Cocktail Napkin Collaboration with Lettermade


Chef Peter Dale’s ‘OF THE ESSENCE’

dry vermouth, Génépy des Alpes, Gran
Marnier, orange bitters, thyme



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Peppermint Coffee Toddy from Nealey Dozier at Dixie Caviar
Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 5.41.32 PM4 cups (32 ounces) very strong freshly-brewed coffee, 1 cup (8 ounces) peppermint schnapps, 3/4 cup (6 ounces) crème de cacao, 1/2 cup (4 ounces) heavy cream, Whipped cream, for serving

Combine the coffee, peppermint schnapps, and crème de cacao in a large saucepan. Heat on medium-low until hot. Stir in heavy cream before serving and adjust liqueurs to taste, if desired. Garnish with whipped cream, fresh mint leaves, and candy canes.  As seen on


Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 4.56.18 PMMy Pinterest Board of Libation Recipes


Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 5.07.20 PMThe Southern C’s Cocktail Recipes Board




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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
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• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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