The frequent joke is that holiday family gatherings are the reason liquor was invented. Stock the bar and hang a welcome wreath on the front door. Christmas Eve has arrived!

All kidding aside, holidays are an ideal time to treat family and friends to fabulous sips and apps. I rely heavily on my tried and true favorite cocktails, but also like to serve a few classic cocktail variations when company comes knocking.

The Sweet & Vicious cocktail is rye based with the delicious deep flavor of Amaro weaved into the drink. A touch of maple syrup and apple give this twist on the classic Manhattan a nice fall to winter feel.

Sweet & Vicious Cocktail Holiday Recipe Card

Holiday Recipe Card - Sweet and Vicious Cocktail
Holiday Recipe Card – Sweet and Vicious Cocktail

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Sweet & Vicious Holiday Recipe Card