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It’s that time of year when some of us take a vacation to a warm and sunny destination, some of us travel to even colder places to participate in outdoor sports, and some of us simply stay put. With that in mind, I created a cocktail that can work in any climate or location. Whatever your plans are this holiday season, I hope you have a happy, healthy and safe (please don’t drink and drive) time with friends and loved ones. 

Dr. Elixir


Serves: Two

3 ounces blueberry juice 

1 ounce blueberry liqueur 

1/2 ounce lime juice  

5 ounces blanco tequila 

2 Tablespoons of maple syrup

6 ounces heavy cream 

2 ounces coffee liqueur

Cocoa powder


Pour the first five ingredients into a cocktail shaker and add a large handful of ice. 

Shake vigorously for 60 seconds. 

Strain the drink into two martini glasses.

Blend the heavy cream and coffee liqueur until it’s lightly whipped. Spoon the flavored cream over the drink and sprinkle cocoa powder on top.

This article was published in the November/December 2023 print edition of Connect to Northern Westchester

Dr. Elixir

Needing a way to stay sane with the kids ALWAYS around, Dr. Elixir decided that mixology would be his COVID-19 hobby. As word spread about his new talent, his popularity grew. Then, one day, he received a call that changed his life – YES, he'd love to be the mystery mixologist for Katonah Connect! Cheers!