Winter Waltz
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Winter Waltz
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.84 / 5
Devised by legendary NOLA cocktail bar French 75 bartender, Chris Hannah, this is a delightful take on the Sazerac with a Christmas twist. Devised by legendary NOLA cocktail bar French 75 bartender, Chris Hannah, this is a delightful take on the Sazerac with a Christmas twist.
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Microbadges

Base ingredient
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Rye Whiskey
Garnish
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Star anise
Alcohol content
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35.65% | 2.96 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Winter Waltz is a symphony of robust and festive flavors, deftly combining rye whiskey’s spicy warmth with the bitter herbal notes of Amaro and a whisper of exotic allspice. The addition of a dash of Angostura bitters lends a complex depth, making every sip a reflective nod to cold, celebratory nights. This cocktail beautifully marries its ingredients for a lingering, aromatic experience that boldly celebrates the season.

Method
How to make a Winter Waltz

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the whisky, amaro, allspice and bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake firmly until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted, before straining into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a star anise and serve

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·  Bitters  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of flavors can I expect from the Winter Waltz cocktail?

The Winter Waltz cocktail features a warm, spicy, and slightly bitter flavor profile. The rye whiskey provides a robust, spicy foundation complemented by the herbal and bitter notes from the Amaro. The allspice dram adds a layer of rich, warm spice notes, and the dash of Angostura Bitters rounds off the drink with its complex blend of botanicals. Together, these ingredients create a savory and inviting drink perfect for colder seasons.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Is the Winter Waltz considered a strong cocktail?

Yes, the Winter Waltz is considered a strong cocktail. With a base of 60ml of rye whiskey and an alcohol content of 35.65%, it is on the higher end of the spectrum in terms of alcoholic strength. Its robust flavor profile is matched by its potency, making it a sip-worthy choice for those who appreciate a bolder drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different whiskey than rye in the Winter Waltz?

While rye whiskey is recommended for its spicy and robust flavor, which complements the other ingredients well, you can substitute it with another type of whiskey if you prefer. Bourbon could be a good alternative for a sweeter profile, or a Scotch for a smokier note. Keep in mind that changing the whiskey will affect the overall flavor of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What is allspice dram, and is there a substitute for it in the Winter Waltz?

Allspice dram is a liqueur flavored with allspice berries, which give it a warm, spicy, and slightly sweet flavor. It plays a key role in adding depth and warmth to the Winter Waltz. If you don't have allspice dram, a possible substitute could be a combination of cinnamon syrup and a few drops of rum, or clove-infused simple syrup, though the flavor will not be identical.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Winter Waltz for the best experience?

The Winter Waltz should be served cold in a cocktail glass. Shaking the ingredients with ice and then straining them into the glass will chill the drink and slightly dilute it, balancing the flavors. Garnish with an orange peel or a cinnamon stick to enhance the aroma and provide an inviting presentation. Enjoying this cocktail in a chilled glass will elevate the drinking experience, especially during the winter months.

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