kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Featured Cocktail: Ciroc Holiday Spice

Sweater weather may signal the end of frozen Pina Coladas, but this riff on the tropical favorite will take you right through the upcoming days of strolls through country leaves and fires built on crisp evenings. The addition of baking spices gives the sip a decidedly fall flavor, while egg white and milk add richness and a creamy texture. Don't have coconut vodka? It'll work just fine with regular, too.

Ciroc Holiday Spice 1 1/2 oz Ciroc Coconut Vodka 1/2 coconut cream (Coco Lopez or similar) 1/4 oz. pineapple juice 1 oz. whole milk 1 egg white 2 dashes cinnamon 2 dashes nutmeg 2 dashes allspice Coconut shavings, for garnish Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Add vodka, coconut cream, pineapple juice, milk and egg white into a cocktail shaker. Dry shake, add ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled rocks glass. Top with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and coconut shavings, and add a cinnamon stick.