Toast the Holidays with Festive Cocktails and Luxe Timepieces

David Yurman Classic 38mm Rubber Swiss Quartz ($3,900) watch; nails: After Hours by CND Vinylux; top by Smythe; glass by Cocktail Emporium.

The Penicillin

Ingredients:

Method:

Vigorously shake Johnnie Walker Black Label, lemon juice, and ginger syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Hold a bar spoon upside-down over the surface of the drink. Pour Lagavulin Scotch Whisky slowly over the spoon so it floats across the surface of the cocktail. Garnish with a skewer of candied ginger and lemon zest.

Ginger Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 inch Fresh ginger
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar

Method:

Scrub and slice ginger. Bring water to a boil in a small pot; add sugar and ginger. Reduce heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and ginger flavour begins to infuse. Remove from heat and let cool completely. When cool, strain into an airtight container. Store, sealed, in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Chopard Happy Sport 31.31mm × 29mm (price upon request) watch; nails: Soiree Strut by CND Vinylux; top by Mani Jassal; glass by Cocktail Emporium.

FIOL Diamond

Ingredients:

Method:

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Shake gin, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and vanilla syrup in cocktail shaker until well chilled—about 15 seconds. Strain into a coupe and top with FIOL prosecco.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 28 ($43,600) watch; nails: Bellini by CND Vinylux.

GREY GOOSE Le Fizz

Ingredients:

Method:

Pour first three ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and fine-strain into a chilled flute glass. Top with ice-cold soda water.

Tag Heuer 35mm Quartz ($2,550) watch; nails: After Hours by CND Vinylux; shirt by Michael Michael Kors; glass by Cocktail Emporium.

Winter Citrus Twist

Ingredients:

Method:

Fill balloon glass to rim with good ice. Stir until frosted then strain excess liquid from glass. Add Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin and Martini® Rosso. Stir drink to acclimate contents. Tilt glass and pour chilled tonic water down side of glass and gently lift once using bar spoon. Garnish with orange slice, lemon wheel, and star anise.

Tiffany & Co. Tiffany T 2-Hand ($4,100) watch; nails: After Hours and Black Pool by CND Vinylux; glass by Cocktail Emporium.

Georgian Eggnog

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz Georgian Bay gin
  • ½ oz Oloroso sherry
  • ½ oz Orange syrup
  • Egg white
  • Grated nutmeg, for garnish

Method:

Combine all ingredients in shaker without ice. Shake for 45 seconds to emulsify the egg, then add ice and shake for 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Finish by grating nutmeg on top.

Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier 36mm ($39,100) watch; nails: Kiss of Fire by CND Vinylux; top by Mani Jassal.

Pomegranate Mocktail

Ingredients:

    • 2 oz Pomegranate juice
    • 1 oz Sparkling water
    • Crushed ice
    • Orange slice

Method:

Fill glass with crushed ice, pour in pomegranate juice then top with sparkling water. Garnish with orange slice.

Photography by Natasha V.

Model: Elizabeth A. (B&M Models)

Styling by Haley Dach

Food Styling by Julie Zambonelli (Plutino Group)

Nails by Tamara Di Lullo (CND Education Ambassador) for CND Canada

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