GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If you're looking for a fun and festive way to add some spirit to your holiday celebrations,Tria Restaurant suggests a couple cocktails. Aaron Johnson stopped by KARE 11 Sunrise to share some easy recipes that are sure to please.

Hot Toddy
2oz hot water
2oz good brandy, cognac, or whiskey
2 slices of fresh lemon
1/4 ozhoney
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of bitters

  1. Place lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg and bitters in mug and muddle.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir with a cinnamon stick and serve.

Kentucky Cousin
2ozgood bourbon
1oz ice tea
1/4 oz of kirsch
3 sour cherries
4 mint leaves
2 slices of fresh lemon

  1. In a glass, combine lemon, mint, cherries, and kirsch. Muddle away.
  2. Add ice, bourbon, ice tea, and lemonade.
  3. Stir and serve.
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