Day 10 of 12 Drinks of Xmas! Great Sips Created by Jonathan Pogash!

I love featuring cocktails when I can snag some interesting spirits or a great mixologist. I am thrilled to be able to do both in this post– because Mixologist Jonathan Pogash has put his unique spin on the following  3 cocktails!

Pulteney By The Sea


Created by Jonathan Pogash


1 1/2 oz. Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt
1/2 oz. fino sherry
1 oz. apple cider
1/2 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and water dissolved)


Shake ingredients very well with ice and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with an apple slice on the rim of the glass.

Sir William Smash




Created by Jonathan Pogash


2 oz. Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
4 blackberries*


Muddle berries in lemon juice and simple syrup.
Add whiskey, ice and shake well.
Strain over ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish with a mint sprig.

*if not in season you can use thawed frozen blackberries or choose a favorite seasonal berry

The French Rose     

(batch drink – serves approx. 20)


Created by Jonathan Pogash


In a large pitcher or beverage dispenser, add:
1 bottle Champagne Palmer & Co Brut Réserve NV
1 bottle Caorunn Gin
1 cup Monin rose syrup
2 cups fresh lemon juice
2 small bottles Fever Tree tonic|
Fresh berries and rosemary sprigs



Add all ingredients to a large container, seal tightly and refrigerate until ready to use.
When ready, add ice to the container and stir very well to dilute.
Pour into wine or punch glasses.
Garnish with fresh berries floating on top and a rosemary sprig.


Thanks to Jonathan Pogash for this array of amazing cocktails. Each looks and sounds amazing. I can’t wait to mix something up for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day!


Whether for a holiday celebration or just to sip at home, these are three amazing cocktails.
Stay tuned for the “next installment ” (post) which features MORE cocktails!

Stevie Wilson,

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