12 Days of Cocktails: Apples to Apples

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Holiday Cocktail recipe

When someone asks if we’d like to take a peek at not one or two but TWELVE cocktail recipes, that’s one pitch we can’t ignore. Hello. So, 12 Days of Cocktails it is! The gals over at The Roc Shop teamed up with cocktail pros Please & Thank You for the launch of their new line of holiday bar adornments (like this rad drink stirrer + coaster combo) and what better way to flaunt the new collection than with a libation… or 12? Be sure to check back daily for a new recipe styled by Layered Vintage + photos by Plum + Oak Photography. Now, onto day one. Thanks to Stephen of P&TY for showing us how it’s done! 

Holiday cocktail recipe


In a small pot, combine the fresh lemon juice, spiced apple cordial (see below!)*, and spiced apple cider, and slowly bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer for 10 minutes or until hot (do not boil). Remove from heat and add rye and applejack. Garnish each with a cinnamon stick, star anise, and lemon wedge, and serve!

Holiday cocktail recipe

If you want to make your own spiced apple cordial, here’s what to do…


2 parts brown sugar
1 part honey
1 part apple cider
1 part apple brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
fresh grated cinnamon
nutmeg + spices to taste

Bring to simmer over low heat and thoroughly mix all ingredients.

Holiday cocktail recipe

Aren’t these coasters amaze? You can find them in The Roc Shop.

Check back tomorrow for day two of 12 Days of Cocktails with this fun crew. Cheers!

Photographer: Plum + Oak Photography / Venue: Brick & Laurel Warehouse / Styling: Layered Vintage / Cocktails: Please & Thank You / Floral: Luxe Botanique / Party Supplies (Coasters, Drink Stirs, etc.): The Roc Shop

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Elyse Whall on Dec 8, 2015

Thank you SO much for featuring our awesome cocktail lineup!

Nic Roc on Dec 8, 2015

This is so awesome!! I seriously love how you put this together! Thank you so much!! XOXO

Kari on Dec 8, 2015

I'm loving those Christmas tree stir sticks! Kari www.sweetteasweetie.com

Kimber on Dec 8, 2015

Just l o v e l y!! Curiou-where did u find the star Anise?

Kimber on Dec 8, 2015

Meant to spell curious*!!!

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