Manhattan Nights Holiday Cocktails

The Manhattan Nights B&B cocktails created by master mixologist, Gary Regan, are sure to delight and please the senses.  These bold creations go beyond the average and venture into the extraordinary.  Such is to be expected when one combines Benedictine and Brandy with celebrated Ardent Spirit, Gary Regan.  Each are truly unique “spirits”. 

Manhattan Nights Holiday Cocktails created by Gary {Gaz} Regan includes the Botanical Breeze Cocktail - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin - The Intoxicologist

Manhattan Nights Holiday Cocktails created by Gary {Gaz} Regan includes the Botanical Breeze Cocktail – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin – The Intoxicologist

B&B liqueur is an audacious combination of Benedictine liqueur and fine French cognac.  Invented at New York’s “21 Club” in the 1930’s, it is the first mixed drink ever bottled and sold in the United States.  B&B is excellent as an after dinner cocktail and also pairs exceptionally well with desserts as can be seen with the recently launched “Manhattan Nights” program which also includes New York pastry chef Martin Howard. 

The following cocktails created by Gary Regan correspond to the desserts from the “Manhattan Nights” project.  Never shying away from a creative challenge, Gary infuses his cocktails with tequila, bourbon, absinthe, Scotch, ginger and elderflower liqueurs.  Each cocktail imparts a creative flair that is as unique as B&B with the style that is ardently Gary Regan. 

Manhattan Nights Belle of the Ball Holiday Cocktail

Belle of the Ball

1-1/2 ounces Bourbon

1/2 ounce B&B Liqueur

1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps

1/2 ounce Lemon Juice

Lemon Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Garnish with lemon twist.

Manhattan Nights Bohemian Breeze Holiday Cocktail

Bohemian Breeze

1/2 ounce B&B Liqueur

2 ounces Sweet Vermouth

3 ounces Lemon Lime Soda

2 dashes Classic Bitters

Orange Twist Garnish

Place all liquids in ice filled cognac snifter. Stir. Garnish with orange twist.

Manhattan Nights Bandit’s Bliss Holiday Cocktail

Bandit’s Bliss

2 ounces Dry Vermouth

1/2 ounce Cognac

1/2 ounce B&B Liqueur

Orange Twist Garnish

Place liquids in ice filled wine goblet. Stir. Garnish with orange twist.

Manhattan Nights Bewildered Beauty Holiday Cocktail

Bewildered Beauty

1-1/2 ounce Dark Rum

1/2 ounce B&B Liqueur

6 fresh Raspberries

2 Tablespoons Coco Lopez

1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into wine goblet.

Manhattan Nights Beauteous Bette Holiday Cocktail

Beauteous Bette

1 ounce Reposado Tequila

1/2 ounce B&B Liqueur

1/4 ounce Ginger Liqueur

Champagne

3 fresh Blueberries Garnish

Place tequila, B&B and ginger liqueur in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with skewered blueberries.

Manhattan Nights Botanical Breeze Holiday Cocktail

Botanical Breeze

1-1/2 ounce Gin

1/2 ounce B&B Liqueur

1/2 ounce Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 ounce Lime Juice

Kiwi Slice Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled champagne coupe. Garnish with kiwi slice.

Manhattan Nights Babbling Brook Holiday Cocktail

Babbling Brook

1-1/2 ounce Scotch

3/4 ounce B&B Liqueur

1/4 ounce Absinthe

Lemon Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Stir. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

These cocktails make great additions to your home entertaining this holiday season.  The look is elegant, the taste fresh and cutting edge and sure to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. 

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2 Responses to Manhattan Nights Holiday Cocktails

  1. The Beauteous Bette sounds perfect! Well, they all sound pretty perfect, actually!

  2. Pingback: Vanilla Peach Milkshake :: In The Devil's Kitchen

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