Web clip: Turn cheap booze into festive holiday cocktails!

Miriam at the Brazen head hides our alcohol shame

Miriam at the Brazen helps hide our cheapness. Photos by Eric Reichbaum.

(from Brokelyn, 12/24) Here’s something we learned in our conversations with bartenders during these long winter nights: The holiday season, with all its clove-spiced sweetness, is the best time of year to get away with serving cheap booze to your guests. How cheap? Think off-brand honorifics belonging to rums (Admiral Nelson, U.S. Beverage Corps, ret.) or bourbons (Kentucky Gentleman, from the 35th happiest state!).

So let’s say you have some family or coworkers dropping by and need to pass yourself off as slightly less impoverished than you really are. Follow this advice from a few of our favorite bartenders—Francesca and Jessica at Park Slope’s High Dive, and Miriam at the Brazen Head—on how to pass off the cheapest booze in the store.

Read the rest, because Miriam will be sad if you miss her Fat Santa recipe

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