Holy Day Cocktails

I have been crafting cocktails for Christian Holy Days and Church Seasons since the pandemic started, inspired by Michael P. Foley’s fun cocktail book, Drinking with the Saints. As I post them on the blog, I’ll add them here for reference.


The Black Advent // Black Rum, Brandy, Averna, Chocolate Bitters, Citrus Bitters, Fernet Branca

O’Fashioned Series for the Advent “O Antiphons”


“It’s Still Christmas” // Brandy, Jamaican Rum, Dry Curacao, Allspice Dram, Angostura, Demerara, Earl Grey, Oat Milk, Rose Water, Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Herod’s Delusion | Feast of the Holy Innocents // (non-alcoholic) Double-Shot Espresso, Oat Milk, Fig Syrup, Black Walnut Bitters, Angostura

Twelfth Night // Gin, Madeira, Cointreau, Cinnamon Syrup, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Clove


Gifts of the Magi | Three Kings Day // Rye, Campari, Averna, Fernet Branca

Baptism Birthday | Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord // Gin, Light Rum, Absinthe, Anisette, Rhubarb Bitters, Lime Peel


Ash Wednesday // Mezcal, Islay Scotch, Aperol, Orange Bitters, Salt & Smoke Bitters

Triduum | For the Paschal Weekend // Bourbon, Cognac, Gentian Amaro, Green Chartreuse, Salt & Smoke Bitters, Orange Bitters, Olives

Holy Week Cocktails


Easter Honey Rum // Gold Rum, Honeycomb

Resurrection Rum Punch // Honey Rum (or any Gold Rum), Lemon Juice, Passion Fruit Syrup, Cinnamon Syrup, Falernum, Apricot Liqueur, Angostura, Sparkling Water or Champagne

The Ascension Martini (Paul’s Version) // Gin, St Germain, Lillet Blanc, Orange Bitters, Lemon Twist

The Ascension Martini (Amanda’s Version) // Champagne, St Germain, Lemon Juice, Raspberry


The Pentecost Cocktail // gin, vodka, brandy, light rum, blended scotch, irish whiskey, tequila, rye, apricot liqueur, raspberry liqueur, cinnamon bitters, absinthe, green chartreuse, lemon (whew!)