Whether you are enjoying merriment with friends, ringing in the New Year, or a quiet evening by the fire…these cocktails shared from L’Atelier by Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand are sure to add some festivity. Joel Robuchoun was voted Chef of the Century by the esteemed Gault Millau restaurant guide, so you can only imagine the creative genius that also goes into the cocktails served at L’Atelier.

Every year I like to share some of my favorite holiday spirits. From one of my most favorite restaurants, I bring you the Pomme Brune and Piment Doux. Pomme Brune translates from French to mean “Brown Apple” and Piment Doux is “Spicy and Sweet”. I love the spicy and sweetness provided from both cocktails. They are just my style.

Enjoy the festivities and Happy Holidays!

Pomme Brune 
2 ½ oz Courvoisier VS Cognac
1oz Neige Apple Ice Wine
1oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
Shake in cobbler shaker, pour tableside into chilled martini glass.

Piment Doux
1.5oz Mount Gay Rum
3/4oz St Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1oz Raw sugar simple syrup
1oz Lemon Juice
½ oz Pomegranate
½ oz Orange Juice
Delicious mix of tangy fruit flavors with the pepper/spice of the allspice liqueur.

Love eggnog? Check out this favorite holiday cocktail classic from the Bellagio Las Vegas.