Take one part hot actor, one part nostalgia, two parts redemption story and mix it all up and you end up with one of the most iconic Holiday Classics of all time, It’s A Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed give us a glimpse into the common longing we all have at some point in our lives if we think about, “If only I had…” The best message this film gives us is that we are all connected. One of us affects so many other lives in ways we cannot even fathom and when we remove one piece of that puzzle, the whole thing can tumble down.
Connection is one of the founding principles of Make & Muddle. We believe that mixing a delicious cocktail or mocktail and taking the time to sit with those that we love makes our life richer and more grounded. The holiday season has a way of spinning so quickly that we all get caught up in the hustle and bustle and things of the season. We are here to remind you that the best gift you can give is your time and presence to those that you love. So pour something good, sit in front of the fire and talk about what is happening with your people. It is the most effective way to slow it all down. Cheers to the season and spreading more CHEERS, y’all!
3 oz Redemption Rye
.5 oz Spiced Cherry Vanilla Syrup
.5 oz Antica Vermouth
Dash of aromatic bitters
Mix all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until very cold. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with Woodford or Bada Bing cherries