San Diego-Based Mixologist Julianna McIntosh Created 3 Libations That Are Sure to Spark Joy
We’re shaking things up this season with a selection of festive holiday cocktails! Whether you prefer yours balanced and bittersweet or bold with a hint of peppermint, these cozy concoctions are sure to make your season merry and bright. To create these libations, we enlisted the help of expert mixologist Julianna McIntosh (@join_jules)—a gal who, let’s just say, knows her way around a bar cart.
Let’s stir up some cheer with these holiday drinks!
Drink Name: Warm Holiday Negroni
¾ oz Hendrick’s Gin
¾ oz Campari
¾ oz Vermouth
¾ oz Fresh Blood Orange Juice
4 oz Hot Water
Recipe: In a mug, add Hendrick’s Gin, Campari, vermouth and blood orange juice. Add hot water and mix together. Garnish with fresh rosemary, a cinnamon stick or a dehydrated citrus wheel.
Drink Name: Holiday Whiskey Sour
2 oz Glenfiddich Whisky
½ oz Cranberry Syrup
¾ oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Recipe: In a cocktail shaker, add Glenfiddich Whisky, cranberry syrup, lemon juice and egg white. Shake without ice for about 20 seconds. Add ice and shake again. Double strain into a coupe or rocks glass, and garnish with a dehydrated citrus wheel.
Drink Name: Batch Peppermint Espresso Martini
1½ cups Reyka Vodka
1 cup Cold Brew
¾ cup Coffee Liqueur
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
1-2 cups Ice
Crushed Candy Canes
Recipe: Add all ingredients to a blender with ice except the chocolate sauce and crushed candy canes. Rim eight glasses with chocolate sauce and then with crushed candy canes. Pour and enjoy!
Meet the Mixologist
In a mixology world dominated by male bartenders, Julianna McIntosh has caused quite the stir. She has amassed over 180k followers on Instagram and almost 1 million on TikTok. She also has her own podcast—a home bartending podcast called The Art of Drinking. You can check out her website, www.joinjules.com/recipes, for a variety of recipes, ranging from spicy margs to fruit-forward martinis. All hail the cocktail queen!