The trick to hosting friends and family this holiday season? Quality spirits that combine with ingredients in your pantry and are guaranteed to make you look like a master mixologist. Check out passes along The Whiskey Rebellion Trail so you can sample the best spirits in your area and choose your favorites to mix and match in these fun holiday cocktail recipes. 

We’re sharing three cocktail recipes below from our friends at Wigle Whiskey that are guaranteed to shake up your celebrations and pair perfectly with cooler weather and warm company. Check out Wigle Whiskey in The Essential Whiskey Rebellion Tour: 1-Day Passport, the Strip District Walking Tour: 1-Day Passport, and the All Inclusive Pittsburgh and Beyond: 90-Day Passport,

Milk Punch


  • 2 oz. Organic Wigle Allegheny Wheat Whiskey
  • 1 tbsp. Simple syrup
  • 6 oz. whole milk 

Glass: Collins 

Garnish: Shaved nutmeg 

Notes: Measure all ingredients, shake with a generous scoop of ice and strain over fresh ice into a collins glass.

Don Draper's Duvet

(hot) serves 8 


  • 12 oz. Wigle Organic Monogahela Rye Whiskey 
  • 1 qt. Apple cider 
  • 2 tbsp. Honey 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 allspice berries 
  • ½ apple, thinly sliced 

Glass: Teacup or mug 

Garnish: Cinnamon stick 

Notes: Mull the spices, honey, apple slices and cider together on medium heat for 15 minutes. Add the whiskey and serve immediately. (As if you’d want to wait!) 

Dutch Negroni


  • 1 oz Wigle Organic Barrel-Rested Ginever
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth 

Glass: Coupe 

Garnish: Orange twist 

Notes: Pour ingredients into a stirring glass with a generous scoop of ice. Stir until very well-chilled. Then, strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish.

Whether you’re hosting friends and family at your house or showing off the local whiskey scene, The Whiskey Rebellion Trail has options all across the mid-Atlantic. We invite you to taste along the trail, buy your favorite spirits and make these cocktail recipes at home! Don’t forget to share the end result with us on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #WhiskeyRebellionTrail. 

Happy holidays! 

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