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Top 5 Holiday Cocktails

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The weather outside is frightful, so why not curl up by the fire with a nice holiday cocktail? David Hyde talks to veteran bartender Kristen Naranjo about her favorite holiday cocktails.

Trinidad Sour
1 ounce Angostura bitters
1 ounce orgeat
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce Rittenhouse rye
Author: Giuseppe Gonzalez, New York City, 2009.

Christmas In Montreal
2 ounces rye
1/4 ounce pimento dram
1/2 ounce Fernet Branca
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1 dash Angostura
Author: Rene Rodriguez, Vito's, Seattle, 2012.

Ti' Punch
2 ounces rhum agricole
1/4 ounce cane syrup
squeeze of lime
Classic tiki cocktail.

Marrakesh Express
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1 barspoon pomegranate molasses
2 dashes Scrappy's cardamom bitters
top with champagne
Author: Kristen Naranjo, The Hideout, Seattle, 2010.

7 dashes Angostura bitters
7 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 ounce bourbon
1/2 ounce Cointreau
top with champagne
lemon coil twist
Classic cocktail from Lousiville, Ky., 1917.

Kristen Naranjo makes these drinks and many others at Vito's and The Hideout.

Year started with KUOW: 2004