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Warm & Buzzy

Celebrate winter with decadent whiskey cocktails..

by Mary Grace Schmid

As the seasons change, so do preferred cocktails. A classic ingredient among winter drinks, whiskey provides a solid base full of warmth and substance for anyone trying to create delicious beverages for their next holiday party. An APHA Corporate Partner, TX Whiskey is a premiere American blended whiskey distillery based in Fort Worth, Texas, that uses its signature whiskey to whisk up flavorsome cocktails. Jason Shelly, the mastermixologist for TX Whiskey, shares his process for creating signature whiskey cocktails, including his tricks of the trade and some favorite winter cocktails that highlight the season’s flavors.

“All of my cocktails start with a simple idea,” Jason said. “I try to think of flavors that identify with the season. As fall transitions into winter, I think of apple cider, maybe some sage from a Thanksgiving turkey and spice. Then, it can often be really easy to incorporate those seasonal flavors into a cocktail. For example, I like to make a maple whiskey cider; the ingredients are literally its name.”

Maple Whiskey Cider

2 ounces TX Whiskey
2 ounces apple cider
¼ ounce maple syrup


This is an excerpt from the full article—get the whole story in the Winter 2019 Chrome magazine, which is sent to all current APHA members. Not a member? Join or renew at apha.com/join.


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