US Airways - December 2012 - (Page 19)

explore Wine & Dine Taste, Savor, enjoy In the Holiday Spirits The season is always more festive with a well-crafted cocktail. You and your guests will be happy (guaranteed!) with any of these great recipes. by Nick Passmore ★ Who better to celebrate the holidays with cocktails than Americans? After all, the U.S. is the birthplace of the cocktail. And there’s no better time for the spirits to lift our spirit than the dark midwinter evenings between Thanksgiving and the new year. It’s the time of year to resort to the comfort and coziness of cocktails made with apples, pears, eggs, and cream, and to infuse them with warming, earthy spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Cory Sullivan, bar manager at Union Square Cafe in New York City, is a fervent advocate of spiced holiday drinks. “I love using spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and even anise in cocktails around the holidays,” he says. “You can make syrups with any of them, put them right into the drink, or use them to make various cool garnishes. The smell alone evokes strong memories of the holidays for me, and I think that goes for most people.” You’ll find this spiced theme running through the cocktail recipes presented here, especially in Sullivan’s own Apple Turnover. NexT moNTh: how to make the perfect martini photos (from top) by jill chen/getty and stockfood/spathis & miller Apple Turnover Apple infused with clove and cinnamon is a classic winter combination. 3 oz. Laird’s Applejack 2 tbs. demerara simple syrup 2 tbs. Luxardo Maraschino 1 tbs. lemon juice 1 dash orange bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 pinch of powdered clove stir ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glasses. garnish with cinnamon stick. Serves two Pomme d’Or Apple-based ingredients provide the perfect foundation for holiday cheer. 1 1/2 oz. Plymouth Gin 1 oz. Roger Groult 8-year-old Calvados 2 oz. Pink Lady apple juice 2 tsp. lemon juice 2 tbs. rosemary-vanilla syrup white of half an egg combine all ingredients with ice and shake well. serve in well-chilled martini glasses. Serves two december 2012 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2012

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: New Year's Eve
Hub Crawl: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Spirits
Wine & Dine: Beaudevin Wine Bar, Charlotte, NC
Adventure: Creek Ranch, Florida
Adventure: Palm Springs Golf
Great Escapes: Universal Orlando® Resort
Gear Up: Gifts for Good
Travel Feature: Into the Yucatán
Mapping It Out: US Airways' Route Planning Department
University Spotlight: University of California, Berkeley
Great Tastes: College Eats
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Must Read: The Socialstructed World
Special Section: Kentucky
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2012