HRC Holiday Mason Jar Drinks

In the summer, cocktails are the answer to the hot weather – am I right? Fruity juices mixed with rum or vodka are the refreshing answer to the all-encompassing heat and humidity. But when it comes to winter, what is the best warmer from the inside out?

Still, a cocktail.

Along with other drink visionaries around town, Hard Rock Cafe has placed the cocktail outside of its warm-weather box. Sure, we all know classics like a Manhattan or a Negroni are year-round beverages. But many other creative cocktails tend toward the light style that lends itself to the warmer months.

Hard Rock has crafted five new beverages intended to ward off the winter chill, all with (naturally) rock-themed names and cold-weather-appropriate booze (read: whiskey and scotch). You can visit their Baltimore location alongside the Inner Harbor, but we’ve also been fortunate enough to garner a couple recipes that you can make at home to enjoy beside your fireplace, alongside your fire pit, or just while you’re inside scrolling through Facebook avoiding the increasingly-chilly outdoors.


She's My Apple Pie


She’s My Apple Pie:

Glass: Mason Jar | Technique: Shaken


·         2 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

·         2 oz. Apple juice

·         1 oz. pineapple juice

·         ½ oz. Monin Salted Caramel

·         1 oz. hard cider

·         Whipped cream, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and favorite cinnamon cookie or graham cracker for garnish


Southern Jam

Southern Jam

Glass: Mason Jar | Technique: Shaken


·         1 ½ oz. Monkey Shoulder Scotch

·         1 oz. black cherry puree

·         4 blackberries

·         ¾ oz. lemon juice

·         ½ oz. simple syrup

·         2 speared luxuardo cherries for garnish