Two Cocktails to Spice Up the Winter

It's hard to make a drink for the holidays that doesn't feel like the same-old eggnog or cranberry concoction. So what if you broke out of the mold and tried something from either side of the flavor spectrum?

We went to the new Pool Lounge in the historic Seagram building in New York to get barman Thomas Waugh to share two of his cocktails. One is an escape to a more tropical climate, but with a fun twist that livens up any holiday. And another is a wintery concoction that brings in the holidays through the familiar smell of cinnamon. 

So watch the video above or follow one (or both) of the two recipes below.

2 oz Japanese Whisky
1 oz Mango Puree
½ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Vanilla Syrup
¼ oz Aperol
1 dash Saline Solution 

Build in a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a Japanese Highball Glass with cobble ice. Garnish with fresh mango.

1 oz Don Julio 1942
1 oz El Tesoro Anejo
½ oz Grapefruit-Cinnamon Syrup
2 Dashes Elemakule Bitters

Add all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir with Kold Draft ice and strain into a rocks glass with one large cube. Garnish with a long grapefruit twist and soft cinnamon stick.