3 Local Shires-Inspired Cocktails To Get You Through the Holidays

We get it. Eggnog is great. But in The Shires we do things a bit differently! Here are 3 local Shires-Inspired Cocktails to get you through the holiday's in style. 

Give these a try and let us know your favorite!

Bottoms up!!

Spicy Bourbon Cider

  • Dorset Maple Reserve Smoked and Spicy Maple syrup
  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Fresh apple cider 
  • Apple wheel garnish.
  • In a large glass add 1oz maple syrup
  • 1.5 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • Top with cider
  • Shake and garnish with Apple wheel

Blood Orange Paloma

  • Blood Orange puree
  • Fresh lime
  • Solerno blood orange liquor
  • Milagro silver tequila
  • Grapefruit juice
  • In a high ball glass add 1 oz of blood orange puree or muddled blood orange
  • Add 1/2 lime squeezed
  • Add .5 oz Solerno blood orange puree
  • Add 1.5 oz Tequilla
  • Too with grapefruit juice.
  • Shake
  • Garnish with lime and thyme sprig.

Scott Corey, Bar Manager at Barrows House in Dorset, Vermont

Snowballs and Language

  • Bourbon
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • nutmeg
  • allspice dram 
  • cold, dark roast coffee with a float of shaken cream.  
  • Garnish will a sprinkle of cinnamon and a chocolate covered espresso bean from the Village Chocolate Shop.

Lisa Harrington-Redding, Safford Mills Inn & Cafe in Bennington, Vermont