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Wednesday, November 18,2009

Holidays on Ice

By Marissa Hermanson

Here’s a holiday beverage to try: Ireland’s cream liqueur, Coole Swan, uses all-natural ingredients and is now being sold in four U.S. markets – Boulder being one of them. Coole Swan is made from double cream and single malt Irish whiskey. Coole Swan can be served alone in a chilled glass, or if you’re feeling adventurous this holiday season, shake up this holiday cocktail—the Candy Cane.

The Candy Cane

2 oz. Coole Swan
1 1/2 oz. cranberry-infused vodka
1/2 oz. pomegranate syrup
2 shakes cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients together in a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and flamed cinnamon or cinnamon stick. To flame cinnamon: pinch and sprinkle ground cinnamon onto the top of the cocktail over an open flame to release the aroma.

A 750ml bottle is around $27.

Visit www.cooleswan.com for more information.

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