Raisin the Roof Cocktail

By: Nathan Michael & Julia Flowers

When it comes to hosting for the Holidays, my wife Julia and I love comfort foods with a touch of decadence. That’s why Snake River Farms always fits the bill. The season already has enough decisions waiting to be made, so when it comes to hosting dinner, we stick to what we know will be great: American Wagyu.

Hosting doesn’t have to be a chore, so we put together some of our favorite tips / recipes for entertaining during the holidays...

Welcome Everyone with a Drink.

Rich, raisin-like vermouth and dry artichoke-based Cynar mingle in this apple brandy cocktail. 

Tools: Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Strainer
Glass: Coupe
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry



  • 1.25 oz of Apple Brandy
  • 1oz of Punt E Mes or other Sweet Vermouth
  • .75 oz of Cynar
  • 2 Dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters


Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice, stir for 20 seconds, and strain into a coupe. Garnish.