Seven Swans A Swimming

Seven Swans A Swimming

This hued holiday spiced sour cocktail is part of our 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails Series at the Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Cocktail Bar. Visit the Distillery Cocktail Bar Thursday-Sunday through December 23 to see which of the 12 special cocktails are available.


2 oz Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey
.5 oz blue curacao
.25 oz Benedictine
.5 oz cinnamon simple syrup (recipe below)
.25 oz lemon juice
.25 oz lime juice
1 dash orange bitters
1 egg white

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. “Dry shake” with no ice, then add ice and shake hard until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Express the oils from a lemon peel over the top of the drink and garnish the drink with the peel.

Cinnamon Syrup
For the cinnamon syrup: combine one cup sugar, one cup water and 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and stir periodically. As soon as it starts boiling, take it off the heat and continue stirring to ensure the sugar is dissolved. Strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove excess cinnamon and refrigerate until needed.

Creator: NGBD Team