Drink, drink and be merry ... Part 2

As promised, here's another delicious Christmasy creation from the bartenders at InterContinental Toronto Centre. This time, we're doing an amaro liqueur/orange vodka concoction with a slice of lemon and a cinnamon stick, the latter of which is, of course, a traditional nod to the holidays. Bartender extraordinaire, Elizabeth De Jager, offers this tip when it comes to entertaining: Go for cocktails that require shaking and when you're doing so, don't hold back. Shaking vigorously adds audio and visual flare and greatly enhances the drama of the presentation. So go ahead and shake shake shake, shake shake shake your bevvy.

Festive Tidings

  • 1 oz amaro liqueur
  • 1 oz Grey Goose orange vodka
  • ½ lemon juice
  • ½ ox simple syrup
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Place all ingredients except lemon and cinnamon stick in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Add lemon slice and cinnamon stick.