Mixin’ It Up: Basil Hayden’s Spinning Driedel

Mixin’ It Up: Basil Hayden’s Spinning Driedel

Who doesn’t want to feel all warm and toasty on the inside while we celebrate the holidays?  We here at Cigar Brief didn’t like the idea of leaving anybody out this holiday season so here’s a dangerously delicious cocktail designed especially for the chosen people.  So light up the candles and break out your shaker, it’s time to spin the driedel!!

We’ve mixed up Basil Hayden’s Spinning Driedel, created by Max Toste (Boston, MA), which combines sweet figs, tart pomegranate juice and fresh lemon juice with the spicy, warm finish of our bourbon.  Basil Hayden’s Super-Premium bourbon has a spicy and warm finish and its mild 80 proof makes it the perfect addition to your holiday cocktails.  In addition to this, our bourbon has been making its mark throughout Hollywood with Matthew Weiner (Creator of Madmen), Jerry Ferrara (Entourage), and Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire) as fans of the brand!


Basil Hayden’s Spinning Driedel (Created by Max Toste, Boston MA)


2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon

1 part Pomegranate Juice

1 tablespoon Fig Preserve

1 bar spoon Fresh Lemon Juice

2 dashes Angostura® Aromatic Bitters



1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. Garnish with a lemon peel.

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