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Toast The Season With Festive Cocktails Created By Bergen County Bartenders

Alexis Ramirez Photo Credit: Submitted
Enjoying Apple Rye-It at Pier 115 Bar and Grill in Edgewater. Photo Credit: Submitted
Apple Rye-It at 115 Bar and Grill in Edgewater. Photo Credit: Submitted
Left to right: holiday cocktails at the Ho-Ho Kus Inn: Sugar Cookie Martini, Pomegranate Rosemary Collins, Clementine Mint Fizz and Chai Spiced Butter Rum. Photo Credit: Submitted

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Having a party and need a few easy recipes for holiday cocktails? We went to the experts -- area mixologists -- for their take on how to add more spirit and cheer to the season. Of course, if you don't want to be in the kitchen, you can always go out to one of the following restaurants where Bergen's finest will be happy to pour you a tall one.

Notorious F.I.G. courtesy of Alexis Ramirez, Midland Brew House , Saddle Brook


  • 2 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 2 oz Housemade pear reduction (you can use pear juice)
  • 2 tbsp Fig preserves
  • Splash of lemon juice

Pour together and enjoy. Said Ramirez: "Gathering produce and flavors for a seasonal cocktail is awesome. But making it memorable is the fun part."

Apple Rye-It, Pier 115 Bar and Grill, Edgewater


  • 1 1/2 oz. Bulleit Rye
  • 1 oz. Locally sourced, unfiltered and cold pressed organic apple cider
  • 1/2 oz. Housemade apple and cranberry puree (you can mix a small amount of apple sauce with a small amount of cranberry sauce)
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • Fresh cranberry garnish

This cocktail employs apple and cranberry components that instantly evokes the flavors and feelings of cool weather and warm holidays. The heat of the rye balances the sweetness of the apples and the sour of cranberries. The cocktail was created by Beverage Director and Bar Manager Marcelo Martins.

Pomegranate Rosemary Martini Recipe , Ho-Ho Kus Inn & Tavern, Ho-Ho Kus


Muddle in a pint glass:

  • Fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Rosemary simple syrup
  • 2 oz White whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Pomma liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Pomegranate juice
  • Ice

Shake, then pour into martini glass. Said Co-owner Laurie Hamm: "When we think 'holidays,' we think about those who matter most in our lives. Our loved ones. Family. Friends. Our holiday cocktails sparked some sort of memory with each of us, and we're really proud of the outcome."

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