Add Some Spice to Your Holiday

Try something more than spiked eggnog this holiday season. Ecuador’s native, Joaquín Simó (named Bartender of the Year at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail) has collaborated with well-respected bourbon* brand, Basil Hayden’s, to create the essential holiday cocktail. The Basil Hayden’s® Holiday Spice cocktail brings some of your favorite winter flavors such as maple syrup, cinnamon and a hint of peppermint together with Basil’s trademark spicy finish.

Listed below are the ingredients to help you make Basil Hayden’s® Holiday Spice cocktail the perfect addition to any holiday party or a fireside evening with a certain someone.

Basil Hayden’s® Holiday Spice



2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon

3/4 parts Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 part Maple Syrup

1/4 part Amaretto

3 dashes Angostura® bitters


1. Combine Basil Hayden¹s®, lemon juice, maple syrup, Amaretto and bitters in a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously.

2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

3. Grate a cinnamon stick over the top as garnish

*Did You Know: By law, to be called a straight bourbon whiskey, the mash bill must contain at least 51 percent corn, be distilled at no more than 160 proof and aged in new, charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years.