It's Holiday Cocktail Week here at Adventures in Red & Brown, where we're bringing you Christmas classics along with a few new variations to keep you in high spirits. Pour a couple out for you and yours, and get to wassailing. windows-on-5th

This variation on a classic Manhattan uses our holiday-inspired orange and sage simple syrup, making you feel like you're browsing the window dressings on 5th Avenue (sans the tourist mobs).

Windows on 5th Makes 1 cocktail

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey 1/2 ounce orange sage syrup 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth 3 dashes Angostura bitters 1 Orange peel for garnish

In a pint glass or mixing glass with ice combine the ingredients and stir vigorously.

Strain into a chilled coupe glass, garnish with an orange peel, and serve.