Beyond Eggnog: One Boston Bartender's Favorite Holiday Cocktails

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Lonnie Newburn of The Boston Shaker returns to Studio 3 to show us a couple of his favorite holiday cocktails: the Jack Rose and the Boulevardier.

Mixologist Lonnie Newburn’s “Jack Rose.” (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Mixologist Lonnie Newburn’s “Jack Rose.” (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The Jack Rose

From: "Robert Simonson's 3-Ingredient Cocktails"


2 oz Apple Brandy (Newburn recommends: Beaver Pond Distillery's Aged Apple Brandy from Petersham, MA)

3/4 oz grenadine or pomegranate syrup (Newburn recommends: Pratt Standard True Grenadine Syrup)

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

2 dashes cranberry bitters (Newburn recommends: Bittermens New England Spiced Cranberry Bitters)

Directions: Add all ingredients to a Boston Shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain up in a coupe glass.

Mixologist Lonnie Newburn’s “Boulevardier.” (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Mixologist Lonnie Newburn’s “Boulevardier.” (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The Boulevardier

From: "Robert Simonson's 3-Ingredient Cocktails"


1 oz Bourbon or Rye (Newburn recommends: Bully Boy Distillery from Roxbury)

1 oz Campari

1 oz Sweet Vermouth (Newburn recommends: Carpano Antica)

Garnish: Orange twist

Directions: Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 20 seconds. To garnish, express the oils from an orange peel over the cocktail.

Find the Boston Shaker on Instagram @bostonshakershop.

This segment aired on December 20, 2019.


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