Bar| 10 Drinks to Make for New Years

Hey everyone 🙂

Isn’t it crazy that the New Year is just right around the corner? I know it is! Every year seems to go faster and faster every year; so many adventures, mistakes, and life lessons. Some life lessons even help you to grow as the person you want to today. One of these life lessons taught me my love of writing (even if I’m not the greatest at it) and a love of making drinks. SO this blog post will combine both of those loves- ten drinks to make during New Years. The majority of these are alcoholic drinks, but I did include a few nonalcoholic drinks for those who don’t drink. I hope you enjoy 🙂

Many of these recipes I obtained from these books:

  • Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan
  • Celebrate by Lauren Conrad
  • How to Drink French Frequently: A guide to join de vivid with St-Germain Cocktails by Drew Lazor
  1. Kiddie Cocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

From Culinary Hill blog:

Servings: 8

  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) of Grenadine
  • Ice
  • 1 2 Liter bottle of 7-UP
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish

Single serving: pour one ounce of grenadine over ice. Top with 8 ounces of 7-UP & garnish with cherries.

2. St. Germain Cocktail

From How to Drink French:

  • 1 1/2 ounces St-Germain

  • 2 ounces dry sparkling wine

  • 2 ounces soda water

  1. Garnish: Lemon twist
  2. Method: Combine all of the ingredients over ice in a Collins glass. Stir gently, and garnish with the lemon twist.

3. Lickety Split

From How to Drink French:

  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce St-Germain

  • 3/4 ounce Amaro Lucano

  1. Garnish: Lemon peel

  1. Method: Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass, and garnish with the lemon peel.

4. Dirty Martini

From Celebrate by Lauren Conrad:

  • 3 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth

  • 2 tablespoons olive brine

  1. Shake

  1. Garnish with: olives

  2. Serve in: martini glass

5. Moscow Mule

From Celebrate by Lauren Conrad:

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 3 ounces ginger beer

  • Juice of 1/2 lime

  1. Pour over ice and stir

  1. Garnish with: sprig of mint

  2. Serve in: copper Moscow mule mug or old-fashioned glass

6. Mojito

From Celebrate by Lauren Conrad

  • 1 1/2 ounces rum
  • 6 mint leaves

  • 1 ounce simple syrup

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 1 1/2 ounces club soda

  1. Muddle mint, syrup, and lime juice, then add ice, rum, soda, and stir.

  1. Garnish with: sprig of mint

  2. Serve in: highball glass

7. Cosmopolitan

From Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan

  • 2 oz. Absolut Citron

  • .75 oz. Cointreau

  • .75 oz. lime juice

  • .5 oz. cranberry juice (unsweetened)

  • .25 oz. simple syrup

  • Garnish: 1 orange twist

  1. Shake with ice, then fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with the orange twist.

  1. To make simple syrup (makes 25 oz.)

  • 16 oz. filtered water

  • 2 cups superfine sugar

    • Simmer the water and sugar in a pot over medium heat (approximately 160F) until the sugar dissolves. Cool and bottle.

8. French 75

From Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan

  • 1 oz. Tanqueray gin

  • 1 oz. Savart l’Ouverture champagne

  • .5 oz. lemon juice

  • .5 oz. simple syrup (recipe above)

  • Garnish: none

  1. Shake the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice, then fine strain into a chilled fizz glass. Top with the champagne.

9. Margarita

  • 2 oz. tequila (Patron/El Tesoro Platinum tequila)
  • .75 oz. Cointreau

  • .75 oz. lime juice

  • .25 oz. agave syrup

    • Recipe (25 oz.)

      • 13 oz. filtered water

      • 19 oz. agave nectar

        • Simmer the water and agave in a pot over low heat (approximately 120 F) until the agave nectar dissolves. Cool and bottle.

  • Garnish: 1 lime wedge

  1. Shake with ice, then fine-strain into a chilled, half kosher salt-rimmed coupe. Garnish with the lime wedge.

10. Rossa Fizz

From: San Pellegrino

  • 2 orange segments

  • 2 tsp of Muscovado sugar or plain sugar

  • Splash of soda

  • Top up with San pellegrino Aranciata Rossa

  1. In a large glass, gently muddle the orange with the sugar and let it combine well by adding a splash of soda. Add ice cubes and top with San pellegrino. Decorate with orange segment and a twig of rosemary.

Thanks for reading. I hope you try one of these drinks and enjoy them 🙂

Lisa

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