Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

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Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes!

Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly

FORTESSA_CHARLESJOLYYou’ll Need: Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop.

Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail glass. In the mixing glass, combine absinthe, sloe gin, lemon and simple syrus – stir with bar spoon to combine. Transfer mixture to the boston shaker and shake with ice. Strain slowly with the hawthorne strainer into the coupe glass containing the prosecco. Top the cocktail with a few dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters to finish. Garnish drink with a manicured twist (use the Crafthouse by Fortessa channel knife).


You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Boston Shaker, Hawthorne Strainer, DOF Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop.

Prep: Combine tequila, raisin syrup, cider and lemon juice in a mixing glass; stir with the bar spoon to combine. Add mixture and ice to the boston shaker, shake well. Strain with a hawthorne strainer into a double old fashioned glass. Float mezcal over top of cocktail. Dust with cinnamon and garnish with remaining stick and dried apple slice.

*Raisin Syrup: Heat 24oz white grape juice until warm. Combine with 24oz sugar and stir until dissolved. Steep 5 cinnamon sticks, 6 cloves, 3 star anise and a scrape of nutmeg for 30 minutes. Let cool, strain and refrigerate for use.

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– Zola

Coctail Recipe Photos courtesy of Fortessa


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