The holidays are stressful, but cocktails don’t have to be.

Enter The General Public’s Merry Kinsman created by Kara Trissel, Director of Beverage for FreeRange Concepts (behind The Rustic, Bowl & Barrel, and General Public) in 2017. Perfect for Friendsmas or your family holiday party, the Merry Kinsman is fun, easy to drink and crowd-pleasing. So much so, this little holiday number was put on the regular cocktail menu.

Visit The General Public for a taste or create it at home with your bottle of Kinsman Rakia.

The General Public // The Merry Kinsman

1 oz. Kinsman Rakia

1/2 oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur

1/2 oz. lemon juice

Sparkling wine of choice

Combine Kinsman, St-Germain and lemon in a shaking tin. Add ice. Shake, strain into coupe and top with sparkling of choice. General Public garnishes the Merry Kinsman with a lemon wheel and a dried apricot.