Aiming to avoid the typical boozy holiday bombs, this cocktail is a riff on the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 cocktail. (That's also the reason for the creepy name!) It's lower-alcohol, refreshing and light. Citrus, vanilla and spice are the main notes and the chocolate mist at the end (if you use it) lends a celebratory toasty nose. Photo courtesy of Dylan Griffin & Stonecutter Spirits.
A madras is a cocktail mix of vodka and fruit juice. This version blends three different fruit juices with peach vodka, and is served over homemade ice cubes, filled with finely chopped fresh mango. When buying mangos, give them a light squeeze. Look for fruits that give a little without being too squishy!