If you are not going out but look to have a cocktail by candlelight at home, might I suggest the Robert Frost Cocktail? It is his birthday today.
Developed by Derek Brown, the recipe can be found in The Atlantic.
Mr. Brown debuted the drink at the White House Holiday Party - no small inauguration. Don't forget the dash of orange bitters. You will find "that has made all the difference."
photo by preater/FlickrCC
The Robert Frost Cocktail
3/4 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. Amontillado Sherry (dry)
3/4 oz. White Port
1/2 Simple Syrup - can be adjusted to taste
Dash of Orange Bitters
Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add thinly sliced orange and lemon wheels. The photo, taken from Mr. Brown's blog, shows cherry garnish as well, so feel free.