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The Giving Drink A Recipe From AKB Tysons

“Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.”

The mantra of #GivingTuesday strikes a chord particularly around the holidays. Our very own Patrick Ocampo, lead bartender at AKB Tysons, created this festive Giving Drink cocktail as a nod to the global generosity movement.

Available November 15, 2022 – January 1, 2023, at all AKB hotel bars (six across the Archer Hotel collection), $2 per drink will be donated to No Kid Hungry, an organization on a mission to help end childhood hunger in the United States.

Save this recipe (makes a batch with 50 servings) and make The Giving Drink at home. Cheers to toasting with family and friends!

  • 15m prep time
  • 9 ingredients


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 liter house bourbon
  • Whipped cream
  • Powdered cinnamon
  • Flamed rosemary sprigs
  • Edible gold flakes


  1. In a large pot, bring the first four ingredients to a rolling boil. Add the bourbon and remove from the stove. Pour the liquid into a thermos to keep it warm and ready to dispense.

  2. Pour the liquid into a coupe glass. Top with whipped cream, powdered cinnamon, a rosemary sprig flamed with a kitchen torch and a sprinkle of gold flakes.

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