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The amazing talented Ty Lounge Team at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort and Spa will present The Twelve Days of Christmas” a delightful collection of original cocktail recipes for guests enjoyment during the 2016 season.
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Joshua Burrey, Ty Lounge Mixologist with the able assistance of Jennifer Higgins Ty Lounge General Manager invited me to savor their versatile collection of amazing Christmas cheer, and provided some tastes from newly appointed Executive Chef Marco Fossati.
Below are the recipes for three of their loving holiday efforts for your enjoyment. The recipe cards for the twelve cocktails will also be available for guests to take home after a warm and cozy evening in the renowned and historic Santa Barbara lounge.
Cruz Manhattan

Cruz Manhattan

Cruz Manhattan, Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Joshua Burrey, Ty Lounge Mixologist
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz. Apple Pie Liqueur
1 ½ oz. Bulleit rye
¾ oz. Simple syrup
¾ oz. egg white
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Brandy marinated cherries
Method:
  1. Combine ingredients in pint glass with ice
  2. Shake and strain into a coupe glass
  3. Garnish with brandy marinated cherries.
Red Swan

Red Swan

Red Swan, Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Joshua Burrey, Ty Lounge Mixologist
Ingredients:
1 ½ oz. Stolichnaya Vanilla
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. housemade raspberry puree
½ oz honey
Hot water
Method:
  1. Combine ingredients in specialty coffee glass
  2. Fill with hot water
  3. Garnish with house made whipped cream and finish with raspberry coulis over the top.
1927 Original

1927 Original

1927 Original, Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Jennifer Higgins, Ty Lounge General Manager
Joshua Burrey, Mixologist
Ingredients:
2 oz Ancho Reyes Liqueur
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz brown sugar spiced syrup
1 oz Lavazza espresso
½ oz half and half
Method:
1. Combine ingredients in cocktail mixer and shake
2. Strain into a martini glass
3. Garnish with 3 espresso beans
 
Some of the unique small plates to be enjoyed with this collection of Christmas Cheer include a Moroccan Fattoush Salad, Rich Beet Salad, Fresh Vegetables with humus or Humus with Pita Bread and more. For an after dinner treat enjoy their sweet ending plate. For a complete list of the twelve cocktails visit: www.fourseasons.com.
Ty Lounge
Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara
California 93108  

by Bonnie Carroll

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Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since 1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News (www.lifebitesnews.com), does travel and food reporting on local Radio/TV, and contributes to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle publications. She is a member of IFWTWA and NATJA. Contact her at writebc@aol.com.