‘Tis the season for holiday parties — from intimate gatherings with a few friends to full-on social soirées. Had the pleasure of teaming up with I.W. Harper, the historic American bourbon company, and my “French wife” Céline and I enjoyed a late afternoon of testing out a few recipes that are perfectly delicious to sip on this time of year.
I’ve just recently become a bit of a whiskey girl, but these recipes are delicious enough for just about anyone to enjoy! Definitely worth trying, and I.W. Harper is the perfect option to add that extra special touch of deliciousness…
While I would like to consider myself a cocktail connoisseur, I am actually just really good at drinking delicious beverages. These two recipes, however, are so easy to make, super smooth, and are sure to satisfy any crowd…
THE DARK MAPLE
- 1.3 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 oz. Maple simple syrup
- 4 oz. Ginger Beer (I am actually 100% hooked on this stuff now)
- .5 oz. Lime
Fresh, light, and just a tad sweet. The Dark Maple is strong, and sure to get your crowd in mingling mode! But, at the same time, by no means “over the top” as far as boozy beverages go.
SEASONAL HOT TODDY
- 1.25 oz. I.W Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 tsp. fine grain suger
- 2 small clove(s)
- 1.5 oz. boiling water
Baby, it’s cold outside. A good hot toddy is my go-to this time of year, and this simple recipe is nothing short of sublime. I swapped out fine grain sugar for cute little rock candy stirring sticks to add a fun, festive touch!
Happy holidays, drink up, sip responsibly, and enjoy I.W. Harper and these crowd pleasing recipes!
*head to toe: ON LAURA (Ivi Captive Collar Choker, Zara tank, Dresslink high-waist pleated skirt, And Other Stories pumps), ON CÉLINE (Primark turtleneck – similar cozy styles here, Maje zipper jeans, CCC Lamika lace-ups), HOME DECOR (faux fur throw, Optic glasses and metal cocktail set / shaker from Maisons des Monde, framed fashion sketch by Paper Fashion, wooden coasters by Said the King < brilliant website – check it out, RABLABS coasters – and more here via Shopbop, bowls, mugs and sugar sticks via Monoprix)
SIDE NOTE! Shopbop, where I have purchased much of my home decor (and wardrobe for the past, errrrr, 5+ years), has stellar SALE on SALE happening now! Take an extra 25% off marked-down items with code BONUS25, now through December 17th!
Photos by Gweneal Serieys