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Holiday Cocktail – The Merrion Hotel’s Sweet December

Holiday Cocktail – The Merrion Hotel’s Sweet December

A holiday cocktail that combines amaretto with flavors like vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Courtesy of The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, this holiday cocktail will surely deliver a sweet December.

Amaretto is a luscious and sweet Italian liqueur that exudes a distinctly divine almond flavor. Made from almonds or apricot pits, it can be served by itself (try it on the rocks!) or used to craft lip-smacking good cocktails. If you love the flavor of almonds, amaretto is for you! Delight taste buds with a lovely balance of sweet and tart flavors with this holiday cocktail.

Sweet December at The Merrion in Dublin

A holiday cocktail that combines amaretto with flavors like vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Courtesy of The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, this holiday cocktail will surely deliver a sweet December.
Cook Time 1 min
Making The Syrup 15 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American Cocktail
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • 1 Coupette

Ingredients
  

Vanilla Spiced Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Sweet December Cocktail

  • 1 ¾ oz Amaretto
  • 1 ¾ oz orange juice
  • ½ oz Vanilla spiced syrup*
  • 1 oz egg white
  • Grounded nutmeg

Instructions
 

Vanilla Spiced Syrup

  • Add water and sugar into a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add the vanilla bean and cinnamon. Let steep for several hours.
  • Strain into a jar or bottle. Will keep, tightly sealed and refrigerated.

Sweet December Cocktail

  • Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker without ice.
  • Using hand blender, blitz the ingredients for 3-4 seconds.
  • Add ice and shake.
  • Double strain into Coupette glass. Garnish with grounded nutmeg.
Keyword christmas cocktail, cocktails, holiday cocktail, mixology, spirits

Over the holidays, Dublin is perfect for visiting, whether strolling through the Christmas market or shopping under the twinkling lights of Grafton Street. And for those visiting, the place to stay is the five-star Merrion Hotel situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin.

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