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cocktail love

we are having a holiday gathering tonight- pizza, salad, hot chocolate, & some cocktails

here's an idea for you all - a vanilla bean whiskey cocktail 
Vanilla Bean Whiskey Cocktail This cocktail is strong, but very flavorful. It's perfect for those who like to order Manhattans and Old Fashioneds. It's also what I like to call "one and done"... because I only need one to start feeling ummm "cheerful".
You sold yet? Here's the recipe:
Vanilla Bean Whiskey Cocktail
Vanilla Bean Whiskey Cocktail, serves one 

2 ounces vanilla bean infused whiskey 

1/2 an ounce Dr. McCillicuddy's Intense Raw Vanilla
2 dashes aromatic cocktail bitters 
1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
star anise 

Pour the whiskey, vanilla liqueur, bitters and lemon juice into a cocktail shake with ice. Add a star anise. Shake-shake-shake! Serve in an old fashioned glass, garnished with star anise and a lemon wedge. Enjoy!
Vanilla Bean Whiskey Cocktail
To infuse my whiskey I used about half a bottle of whiskey and one full vanilla bean. Let it sit in a dark place for 24-48 hours and it's ready! I made a pretty big batch because I thought this would also be great for hot toddies.
Vanilla Bean Whiskey Cocktail   Vanilla Bean Whiskey Cocktail
I hope you have a wonderful, safe and festive holiday! Cheers! xo 

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson

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