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Specialty Winter Cocktails from Brahm Mauer

by Michelle Little

We love a little tipple now and then, but somehow a mojito or sangria from the short list of drinks we know off-hand doesn’t seem quite right in the dead of Montreal winter. To expand our cocktail repertoire and make something more appropriate for a roaring fire than a sweltering sun, we turned to Brahm Mauer Bar Services.

We chose Brahm Mauer because of their belief in the power of a cocktail. Available for hire for any type of event where bar services are needed, they have a repertoire of over 200 specialty martinis and signature cocktails.  “We try to push the envelope in creating themed drinks that match décor and mood,” Brahm explained. “We believe a simple drink can become a memorable experience.” When we gave him the challenge to come up with three winter themed cocktails, Brahm piqued our interest and our tastebuds with his creativity.

Brahm Mauer’s Apple Pie Martini (Photo by Michelle Little)

Apple Pie Martini

1.5 ounces vodka

0.5 ounce apple liqueur

dash of cinnamon

splash of maple syrup

slice of apple

“Warm apple pie and maple syrup always reminds me of winter time,” Brahm told us when explaining his first choice. We agree whole-heartedly! We could actually taste the apples and cinnamon soaked in maple syrup and it was was spectacular.

Brahm Mauer’s Chocolate Martini (Photo by Michelle Little)

Chocolate Martini

0.5 ounce Crème de Cacao

0.5 ounce Baileys

0.5 ounce vodka

0.5 ounce Kahlua

chocolate syrup to rim the glass

Splash of milk

“We actually created the chocolate martini in the winter time during a snowstorm… We were at a restaurant playing around with different liqueurs and it just happened!” The taste is like the best chocolate milkshake with a hint of alcohol.

Brahm Mauer’s After 10 (Photo by Michelle Little)

After 10

0.5 ounce Crème de Cacao

0.5 ounce Crème de Menthe Green

0.5 ounce Frangelico

Splash of milk

“This was inspired by the After 8 chocolates which we used to always eat after winter family dinners.”  We love it and think it tastes like Christmas in a glass.

Brahm Mauer Bar Services are available for all types of events and offer a complete service including a team of professional mixologists, and exclusive signature cocktails.  Their cocktails are as beautiful and complex as the people drinking them, and they have worked at all sorts of events from weddings to mixing cocktails for Porsche at the Grand Prix.  Get in touch with them on their website or directly by email at info@brahmmauer.com.  All photos were taken at the Luxe Rentals showroom using Haute Coutellerie glassware.