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Holiday Recipes: Northern Cardinal

From Sarah Rahl of Austin Proper

Sarah Rahl has been shaking up the cocktails at Austin Proper’s outlets, Goldies, La Piscina and Peacock, since November 2019. Prior to honing her skills at the downtown hotel, she worked at Ellis Bar and the Four Seasons Austin. Originally hailing from Maine means that the bartender knows her way around a cold-weather drink or two, especially bourbon. For her recipe, however, she puts a spin on a classic gin sipper.

Northern Cardinal

“I love to drink negronis when the weather gets colder, so the Northern Cardinal is the perfect holiday cocktail because it’s a fun themed spin on a classic negroni,” says Rahl. Photo courtesy of Austin Proper Hotel.

• 1 oz Waterloo Yaupon Gin
• 1 oz Cranberry-Infused Italicus Liqueur
• 1 oz Campari
• Smoked rosemary

Add all ingredients to the mixing glass, add ice, and stir. Strain over one large ice cube and finish with a sprig of smoked rosemary.