George Bailey

While walking the dog this weekend, I was surprised to see the amount of people who were busy putting up Christmas trees. It takes me a while after Thanksgiving to get into the Christmas mood. So when I got home, I snuggled down to my favorite holiday movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and this cocktail.

Barolo Chianto is one of my most loved digestifs because it is laced with cinnamon, iris flowers and vanilla. Leopold’s gin has a wonderful array of botanicals that suggest cardamom and coriander. Cherry Heering’s dark cherry notes balances out each spice and endures every sip.

  • 1.5 oz Leopold’s American Small Batch Gin
  • 1 oz Barolo Chinato
  • .5 oz Cherry Heering
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine all ingredients in a beaker with ice. Stir well. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass.

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