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When it comes to the holidays, a simple classic cocktail is the perfect thing to have on hand. It's better to save the fancy-schmancy mixology cocktails for NYE or festive parties throughout the year or you run the risk of gma asking you what "lychee foam" is made from.

This sophisticated take on a Manhattan comes from the LA Hot Spot Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Hotel. Even if you aren't in LA for the holidays you can whip up a few of these sips, sit back, eat a few chocolate santas and listen to the compliments roll. Happy Holidays!

Thirty –One “rocks”

  • 2 oz Bulleit Rye
  • 1 oz Punt Y Mes Sweet Vermouth
  • ½ Cointreau
  • ¼ Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • Pinch Of Salt

Place all ingredients except for salt into a shaker filled with ice

Shake and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice

Garnish with a sprinkle of salt