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holiday-themed cocktails with Ezra 99

Cheers to the Holidays: Crafting Festive Holiday Cocktails with Ezra Brooks

holiday-themed cocktails with Ezra 99

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to add a dash of festivity to our spirits—quite literally! Today, we’re diving into the delightful world of holiday cocktails, featuring none other than the robust and versatile Ezra Brooks spirits. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or just starting to explore the art of cocktail making, our guide to 9 sensational holiday cocktails will have you stirring, shaking, and sipping in style.  

From classic concoctions to innovative new twists, each drink is carefully crafted to highlight the unique character of Ezra Brooks’ offerings. So grab your shaker, and let’s embark on a flavorful journey that promises to make your holiday gatherings unforgettable! 

The Bold and Versatile Ezra 99 Bourbon 

Meet Ezra 99 Bourbon, the life of the party in a bottle! This isn’t just any ‘ol bourbon; it’s a flavor fiesta where caramel and vanilla take the lead on the dance floor, followed by a cheeky oak twist. With its high-proof personality, Ezra 99 is as smooth as sassy, perfect for shaking up lively cocktails or enjoying a bold, straight-up sip. It’s the go-to for bourbon lovers who like their spirits with a side of bravado! 

Spiced Old Fashioned 

Get ready to spice up your holiday season with this twist on the classic Old Fashioned! Featuring Ezra 99 Bourbon, this cocktail brings a festive flair with its zesty orange and warm cinnamon notes. It’s like a cozy holiday sweater for your taste buds!  


  • 2 oz Ezra 99 Bourbon 
  • 1 sugar cube 
  • A few dashes of Angostura bitters 
  • Orange peel 
  • Ice cubes 
  • Cinnamon stick (for garnish) 


  1. Place the sugar cube in a glass and saturate it with bitters. Add a splash of water. 
  2. Muddle until the sugar is dissolved. 
  3. Add Ezra 99 Bourbon and fill the glass with ice. 
  4. Stir well and garnish with an orange peel and a cinnamon stick. 

Maple Bourbon Eggnog 

Indulge in the ultimate holiday cheer with this creamy, dreamy Maple Bourbon Eggnog. Combining the robust Ezra 99 Bourbon with a sweet maple and classic eggnog, it’s like a joyous holiday hug in a glass – perfect for toasting to the season! 


  • 2 oz Ezra 99 Bourbon 
  • 1 cup eggnog 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • Nutmeg (for garnish) 


  1. Combine Ezra 99 Bourbon, eggnog, and maple syrup in a shaker. 
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. 
  3. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg. 

The Rich and Smooth Old Ezra 7 Bourbon 

Old Ezra 7 Bourbon is like that suave, sophisticated friend who knows how to charm. Aged to perfection, this bourbon balances sweet whispers of honey and chocolate with a playful pepper kick. Think of it as velvet in a glass, ideal for crafting classy cocktails or savoring solo. Old Ezra 7 is the bourbon for those who appreciate the finer things in life, with a taste that says, “I’ve arrived.” 

Gingerbread Bourbon Bliss 

Dive into the spirit of the holidays with this Gingerbread Bourbon Bliss. Old Ezra 7 brings its smooth charm to a delightful mix of gingerbread sweetness and a zing of lemon. It’s your favorite holiday cookie, reimagined as a heartwarming, sippable treat!   


  • 2 oz Old Ezra 7 Bourbon 
  • ½ oz gingerbread syrup 
  • ½ oz lemon juice 
  • Gingerbread cookie (for garnish) 


  1. Combine Old Ezra 7 Bourbon, gingerbread syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. 
  2. Shake well and strain into a glass. 
  3. Garnish with a gingerbread cookie on the rim. 

Cranberry Winter Bourbon Berry Smash 

Celebrate winter’s wonders with a burst of berry goodness in this Cranberry Winter Bourbon Berry Smash. Old Ezra 7 mingles with fresh cranberries and lime, creating a festive, vibrant cocktail that’s as merry and bright as the holiday lights!  


  • 2 oz Old Ezra 7 Bourbon 
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries 
  • 1 tbsp sugar 
  • 1/2 oz lime juice 
  • Soda water 
  • Ice


  1. Muddle cranberries and sugar in a shaker. 
  2. Add Old Ezra 7 Bourbon, lime juice, and ice. 
  3. Shake well and strain into a glass with fresh ice. 
  4. Top with soda water and stir gently. 

The Spicy and Complex Ezra 99 Straight Rye Whiskey 

Ezra 99 Straight Rye Whiskey is the spicy maverick of the whiskey world. It’s not just a drink; it’s an adventure in a glass, with each sip revealing a new layer of cinnamon, clove, and a hint of citrus zest. Bold and brave, yet unexpectedly smooth, this whiskey dares you to be different. Crafting cocktails? Prepare for a whirlwind of flavors that’ll keep your taste buds dancing all night! 

Winter Citrus Sour 

Pucker up for a zesty holiday delight with the Winter Citrus Sour! The rye adds a spicy kick to the lively flavors of lemon and orange, creating a cocktail that’s as refreshing as a brisk winter walk in a snowy wonderland.  


  • 2 oz Ezra 99 Straight Rye Whiskey 
  • 1 oz lemon juice 
  • 1/2 oz orange juice 
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup 
  • Ice 
  • Orange peel (for garnish) 


  1. Combine Ezra 99 Straight Rye Whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. 
  2. Shake well and strain into a glass. 
  3. Garnish with an orange peel. 

Holiday Manhattan 

Toast to the holidays in style with this sophisticated Holiday Manhattan. Making this with rye brings a bold twist to a classic cocktail and enhances the sweet vermouth. It’s perfect for elegant winter evenings. 


  • 2 oz Ezra 99 Straight Rye Whiskey 
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth 
  • 2 dashes of holiday spice bitters 
  • Ice 
  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)


  1. Stir Ezra 99 Straight Rye Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled glass.
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

The Warm and Inviting Old Ezra 7 Straight Rye Whiskey 

Old Ezra 7 Straight Rye Whiskey is like a cozy hug from an old friend. It’s all about warmth and comfort, with a dash of rye spice to keep things interesting. Imagine vanilla, caramel, and a touch of chocolate coming together for a heartwarming rendezvous. It’s perfect for those who love their whiskey with a story to tell. 

Spiced Hot Toddy 

Warm up your frosty nights with this comforting Spiced Hot Toddy. Old Ezra 7 Straight Rye Whiskey wraps you in warmth, perfectly paired with honey, lemon, and a touch of spice. It’s like a blanket in a cup, ideal for chilly winter evenings and sipping by the fire. 


  • 2 oz Old Ezra 7 Straight Rye Whiskey 
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • 1/4 lemon 
  • Hot water 
  • Cinnamon stick (for garnish)


  1. Pour Old Ezra 7 Straight Rye Whiskey and honey into a mug. 
  2. Squeeze lemon juice and drop the lemon into the mug. 
  3. Fill with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved. 
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

The Luxuriously Creamy Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream 

Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream is the dessert of the spirits world – indulgent, creamy, and oh-so-delectable! It’s a harmonious blend of bourbon and cream, swirling with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and a caramel serenade. Whether mixing it into a dreamy cocktail or savoring it solo, this bourbon cream is like a sweet escape in a glass. It’s the perfect treat for those who believe that a little luxury goes a long way in lifting spirits! 

Bourbon Cream Hot Chocolate  

Experience the ultimate in holiday decadence with this Bourbon Cream Hot Chocolate. Luxurious Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream swirls into rich hot chocolate, creating a velvety treat like opening a present on a snowy morning. 


  • 2 oz Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream 
  • 1 cup hot chocolate 
  • Whipped cream (for topping) 
  • Cocoa powder (for garnish)


  1. Prepare hot chocolate as usual. 
  2. Stir in the Bourbon Cream. 
  3. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder. 

Peppermint Bourbon Cream Shake 

Shake up your holiday festivities with this Peppermint Bourbon Cream Shake. It’s like a joyous jingle bell dance for your palate! 


  • 2 oz Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream 
  • 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps 
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream 
  • Whipped Cream (for topping) 
  • Crushed Peppermint Candy (for garnish) 
  • Ice (as needed) 


  1. Combine Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream, Peppermint Schnapps, vanilla ice cream, and a handful of ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.  
  2. Pour the shake into a chilled glass. 
  3. Top generously with whipped cream, crushed peppermint candy, and a straw.  
  4. Serve immediately. 

And there you have it, a sleigh full of festive cocktails to make your holiday season merry and bright! Whether you’re cozying up by the fire with a Spiced Hot Toddy, toasting with friends over a Gingerbread Bourbon Bliss, or shaking up a Peppermint Bourbon Cream Shake for a sweet treat, Ezra Brooks spirits are your perfect holiday companion. Each sip is a celebration of the season’s joy and warmth.  

So, raise your glasses high and toast to the magic of the holidays. Here’s to making memories, savoring each moment, and enjoying the deliciousness of the season. Happy Holidays, and cheers to spreading cheer, one delightful cocktail at a time!  


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