3 festive cocktails to try at Bitter & Twisted, Counter Intuitive, The Brickyard

Posted at 4:38 PM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-21 18:39:23-05

Are you in need of a new drink to try around the holidays?

Go beyond the peppermint liquor and hot chocolate (which is still delicious by the way) with three drinks from three upscale cocktail lounges in the Valley.

Counter Intuitive, Bitter & Twisted and The Brickyard shared three festive drink recipes with us. You can try all three of them because they're currently on the menu.

All Butter'd Up - Counter Intuitive

- 2 oz Brown Butter Washed Dark Rum
- 0.5 oz Amontillado Sherry
- 0.75 oz Giffard Banana
- 1 oz Pineapple juice
- 0.5 oz lemon juice

Shaken and served over ice.

Deadman Oaxacan - Bitter & Twisted

- Mezcal
- Ancho Reyes
- Cold brew

The ingredients are "stirred to perfection with a touch of Cynar," which is a bitter Italian liqueur.

Spiced Apple-Joe

This spicy cocktail is served hot so it will warm the insides on a cool winter evening in Arizona.

- Sandeman Ruby Port
- Punt e Mes Sweet Vermouth
- Ancho Reyes
- R&W Apricot Liqueur
- Lemon and orange juice
- Celery bitters

Bitter & Twisted: 1 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85003
Counter Intuitive: 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85251
The Brickyard: 85 W. Boston Street, Chandler AZ 85225