Salute To A New Year!

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Salute To A New Year!

Food & Drink

Salute To A New Year!

Toast the New Year in style with some of our favorite holiday cocktails! Remember to enjoy responsibly and use designated drivers. You never want to find yourself lit more than the crystal ball in Times Square!

From Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore

Cranberry Skewer

Ingredients

1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

8-10 frozen cranberries

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon water

Directions

Put cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass 3/4 with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve.

**Optional: For a slightly sweeter garnish, soak fresh or frozen berries in maple syrup overnight, then skewer and roll in sugar.

From Morton’s Steakhouse

Holiday Bliss

Ingredients

1⁄2 ounce food grade pellet dry ice

1 ounce Grey Goose Vodka

1-1⁄2 ounce Passoã Passion Fruit Liqueur

2 ounces cranberry juice

1⁄2 ounce lemon juice

1⁄2 ounce simple syrup

1⁄2 ounce La Marca Prosecco

3 each raspberries

Directions

Place dry ice into light bulb. Add all liquid ingredients in mixing glass (except La Marca Prosecco). Stir and strain into light bulb over dry ice. Top with La Marca Prosecco. Serve with Coup glass and pour table side. Garnish with 3 skewered Raspberries.

The dry ice will activate once liquid is poured. The gas will pour out of the light bulb giving the illusion of steam.

From Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Winter Blue

Ingredients

1 ounce vodka

1 ounce blue curacao

4 ounces lemonade

Directions

Fill a glass with ice and pour in your vodka and curacao. Top the rest of the way with lemonade and garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Limoncello Rum Collins

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Oronoco Rum

3 lime wedges

3 ounces fresh lime juice

1 dash simple syrup

1 dash limoncello

Directions

Combine 2 fresh cut lime wedges, lime juice, Oronoco, Limoncello and simple syrup with crushed ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a Collins glass over fresh carved ice cubes. Garnish with a lime wedge and a stick of sugar cane.

Midnight Kiss

Ingredients

1-1/2 ounces peppermint vodka

1/2 ounce vanilla vodka

4 ounce champagne

1 teaspoon crushed peppermint candies

1 jar gold sprinkles for garnish

Directions

Rim champagne flute with peppermint vodka, dip into gold sprinkles. Pour vanilla vodka and peppermint vodka into flute Add crushed peppermint candies. Top with 4 ounces of your favorite champagne.

Sparkling Blood Orange Cocktail

Ingredients

1/4 cup crème de cassis

1-1/2 cups strained fresh blood orange juice

1 750-ml bottle chilled sparking white wine

8 blood orange slices

Directions

Start with 1-1/2 teaspoons crème de cassis. Add 3 tablespoons blood orange juice to each glass. Fill each glass with sparkling white wine, then stir gently. Garnish cocktails with slices of blood orange.

North Pole Nog

Ingredients

6 ounces eggnog

1 ounce spiced rum

2 ounces bourbon

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, for garnish

Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Directions

Add spiced rum and bourbon to eggnog and stir to combine. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with cinnamon stick, for garnish.

Gingersnaptini

Ingredients

1 ounce spiced rum

2 ounces Domaine de Canton

1 ounce Frangelico

1/2 ounce egg whites

2 ounces ginger beer for a spicy finish or ginger ale for a sweeter finish

Finely ground gingersnap cookie, for garnish

Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Directions

Add spiced run, Domaine de Canton, Frangelico, egg whites and ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour two ounces ginger beer or ginger ale into martini glass. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into martini glass. Sprinkle top with gingersnap cookie dust. Top with cinnamon stick, for garnish.

Absolut Vodka

Co-Co-Co-Co

Ingredients

1/2 ounce Crème de Cacao

1.5 ounces expresso or strong coffee

1.5 ounces coconut milk

1/4 ounce condensed milk

1.5 ounces Absolut

Directions

In a small saucepan (or in a milk frother), heat all ingredients except vodka. Add Absolut when piping hot and stir. Garnish with cacao nibs, toasted coconut, and fresh grated coconut.

Absolut Snowball

Ingredients

2 parts Absolut Original

1/2 part almond milk

1/2 part lemon

1/2 part lime

1/2 part peppermint syrup

Egg white

1.5 parts soda

Directions

Combine all ingredients except soda in a cocktail shaker. Dry shake until emulsified. Add ice and shake until cold. Coat the outside of a globe with a lemon wedge and coat with superfine sugar. Strain cocktail into the globe, top with soda and garnish an angostura snowflake stencil.

Absolut Winter Grapefruit

Ingredients

1 part Absolut Vodka

1 part Absolut Grapefruit Vodka

3 parts apple cider

Directions

Combine all ingredients and garnish with cinnamon stick and fresh grapefruit wedge if desired.

Absolut Jingle Buck

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Absolut

0.75 ounce organic cranberry juice

0.75 ounce pomegranate juice

0.75 ounce lime juice

2 ounces ginger ale

Directions

Combine all ingredients. Garnish with 2 fresh cranberries and one rosemary sprig if desired.

From Tequila Herradura

Ultra Pumpkin Rompompe

Ingredients

2 parts Herradura Ultra

1 part Rhumchata

1 part Pumpkin Crème Liqueur

1/2 part Dulce De Leche

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir and strain into a rocks glass and garnish with cinnamon stick.

Cranberry Horseshoe Margarita

Ingredients

2 parts Herradura Silver

1 part Lime Juice

1/4 part Agave Nectar

1/2 part Cranberry Purée

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, shake vigorously. Strain and serve on the rocks, in a rocks glass (same as Horseshoe Margarita). Garnish with salt half rim, lime, and cranberries.

Pomegranate Mule

Ingredients

2 parts Herradura Silver

1 part Pomegranate Wonderful Juice

3 part Ginger Beer

1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass, stir and pour into a mule cup with fresh ice. Garnish with rosemary, ginger slice and pomegranate seeds.

From Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen in Orange County, California

Pomegranate Margarita

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Pubelo Viejo Blanco tequila

1/2 ounce Pomegranate Stirrings Liqueur

1.5 ounces Hibiscus Tea

1/2 ounce Spice Syrup

1/4 ounce fresh lime juice

0.4 ounce pomegranate, seeds removed

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in an ice filled shaker. Shake well and strain into an ice filled salt rimmed glass. Garnish with fresh lime wheel and pomegranate seeds.

Speyburn Single Malt Whiskey

These cocktails were created by mixologist Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru, for Speyburn.

The Dare

Ingredients

2 ounces Speyburn Arranta Casks

1-1/2 ounces pineapple juice

1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup (or simple syrup)

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

Directions

Shake ingredients very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

Granty Burn Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2-1/2 ounces Speyburn 10 Year Old

1/2 ounce simple syrup

3 dashes orange bitters

Directions

Add ingredients to a rocks glass with ice and stir well. Garnish with an orange peel.

From Cheribundi Superfruit Juice

Cheribundi is a tart cherry juice with anthocyanins with naturally occurring melatonin, vitamin C and zinc.

Bahama Blizzard


Ingredients

2 ounces coconut rum

2 ounces Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice

2 ounces pineapple juice

Optional, cherries for garnish

Directions

Combine rum, cherry juice and pineapple juice in cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with cherry.

Tart Cherry Mule

Ingredients

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce Cheribundi

5 ounces ginger beer

3 lime wedges

Cherries for garnish

Directions

Combine vodka, Cheribundi and ginger beer in cocktail glass or copper mug. Add juice of 3 lime wedges and drop them into drink. Add ice, stir and serve.

North Star Sparkling Sipper

Ingredients

1-1/2 to 2 ounces vodka

3 ounces Cheribunti

1-2 ounces Sipp Sparkling Lemon Flower

Lemon for garnish

Directions

Combine vodka and cherry juice in cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into martini glass. Add splash of Sipp. Garnish with lemon and serve.

Bold Fashion

Ingredients

1-2 ounces whiskey

1-1/2 ounces Cheribundi

2 sugar cubes

2-3 dashes cherry bitters (optional)

Orange peel and cherries for garnish

Directions

Place 2 sugar cubes in bottom of rocks class. Add cherry juice and cherry bitters. Crush sugar cubes with muddler or spoon until broken. Fill glass with ice. Add 1-2 ounces of whiskey. Stir well until chilled and sugar dissolves. Garnish with orange peel and cherries.

From Runamok Maple

Maple Cardamon Eggnog

Ingredients

2 egg yolks

4 tablespoons Runamok Maple’s Cardamom Infused Maple Syrup

2 cups milk

2 ounces bourbon

1 ounce brandy

1 cup whipping cream

Freshly grated nutmeg

Directions

Put egg yolks in a bowl with maple syrup and whisk. Heat half the milk on the stove to just a simmer. Add heated milk slowly to egg mixture. Return to stove and bring to just 160 degrees F, making sure not to boil. Remove and cool. Add remaining milk, bourbon and brandy and chill. When ready to serve, whip the cream and gently fold in. Pour into cups and serve with freshly grated nutmeg on top.

Enjoy responsibly!

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