8th Annual 12 Drinks of Christmas, Day 4! Day After Xmas Requires Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark

I am so not a fan of the Day After Christmas (otherwise known as DAC).
This collection is courtesy of Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, the phenomenal LA based mixology (and more) duo. I love their wit and presentation. If you missed my recent video with them (I am on the phone talking to them while they are on video), here is the link to the video and to the post I did featuring coffee-based cocktails!
youtube.com I am such a fangirl now.


Night Before Christmas
Courtesy of Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark


· 1-1/2 oz. Rye or bourbon (Jamieson’s rye whiskey or Jack Daniels Honey or Jack Daniel’s Apple Cider blend works)

· 3/4 oz. Averna amaro

· 1/2 oz. NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Espresso, chilled

1. Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker. Add ice. Stir with a long spoon (don’t shake) and strain into an up glass.

2. Garnish with one Luxardo cherry.

Mulled Wine

Courtesy of Joonbug.com


· 1 bottle of Red Wine (we recommend HobNob’s Wicked Red: the sumptuous, bold flavors will enhance the quality and flavor-forwardness of your mulled goodness)

· 1/2 cup of cognac

· 3 whole cloves

· ½ cup of sugar

· 2 cinnamon sticks

· 1 teaspoon nutmeg

· 1 orange and 1 lemon

Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 25 minutes. Let it sit overnight if possible (in the refrigerator is fine). Strain out the fruits and other non-drinkable ingredients and serve it warm in glass mugs.

Gin and Cranberry Sauced
Courtesy of Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark


2 tablespoons cranberry sauce (without whole berries)

2 oz. gin

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

2 dashes bitters

Sprig of fresh rosemary

1. Grab some leftover cranberry sauce and–avoiding the whole berries–add 2 tablespoons to a shaker with the gin, lime juice and bitters.

2. Add ice, shake very vigorously at least 30 to 45 seconds and strain through a mesh strainer into a chilled coupe glass.

3. Smack a sprig of rosemary between palms to release aroma/holiday aggression and float delicately atop the cocktail. Toast to well-purposed leftovers.

Grizzly Berry
recipe curated by Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark


3 coins of peeled fresh ginger

2 oz. gin

½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

Two dashes bitters

3 oz. IZZE Sparkling Blackberry

Candied ginger for garnish

Peel fresh ginger and cut three coins into coarse pieces. Muddle in the bottom of a metal cocktail shaker until well macerated. Add gin, lime, bitters, and ice, and shake vigorously. Pour into a collins glass filled with ice and top with IZZE Sparkling Blackberry. Garnish with a pick speared with candied ginger. Rejoice in berry spicy deliciousness.
Yield: 1 serving

The Spicy Sweetheart

1 ½ oz spiced rum

½ oz butterscotch schnapps

3 oz IZZE Sparkling Apple

Dash sea salt

Combine first three ingredients in a tumbler over ice, stir and top with a dash of sea salt for liquid salted caramel apple goodness.
Toast to the first caramel apple you could actually fit in your mouth.

Thanks to these amazing 2 women for the ingenious and creative cocktails. Given that I have featured them twice in the first four days says a lot! (Wait, there’s MORE!)

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About Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark:
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are best friends who, after posting their viral video for a cocktail called “The McNuggetini,” went on to take the libation world by storm and have since created more palatable beverages for both television and the web. Their web series, “Classy Ladies With Alie & Georgia,” appeared on CookingChanneltv.com, and their debut TV show, “Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia,” premiered last year on the Cooking Channel. They write about cocktail trends for KCET, and can also be seen on Cooking Channel’s fourth season of “Unique Sweets,” the #1 show on the network. They are currently working on a new top secret project for their next show! http://alieandgeorgia.com/

Enjoy a tasty weekend!

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