Count Down To 2017 With These Festive Libations
Looking for festive libations worthy to toast the new year? Count down to 2017 with these special cocktails:
Icelandic Sparkling Apricot
1 ½ parts Reyka vodka
¾ part apricot liqueur
½ part lemon
Top Sofia Blanc de Blancs
Combine all ingredients into shaker. Strain, top with sparkling wine and garnish with lemon peel.
1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
¾ part ginger syrup
½ part fresh lime juice
Add all ingredients to empty mixing glass then fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with candied ginger.
4 slices cucumber
6 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce lime juice
6 oz Q ginger beer
1 piece candied ginger
Muddle the cucumber, 8 blueberries and mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice, gin and lime juice into shaker and shake. In a highball glass add ice and strain the liquid. Top with ginger beer and blueberries, candied ginger and sprig of mint.
The Original Manhattan
2 parts Hudson Manhattan Rye
¾ part sweet vermouth
1-2 dashes (to taste) aromatic bitters
Add liquid ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir (don’t shake!) until well-chilled, and strain into cocktail glass. Using a Y-peeler or knife peel/cut a silver dollar-sized twist of orange peel and express oils from the twist onto the surface of the drink, and discard. Garnish with a cocktail cherry (or 3!).
Thé Fumée (Smoked Tea Cocktail)
1 part Montelobos
¾ part dry sherry
¾ part jasmine tea infused Dolin blanc
½ part St Germain liquor
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir well. Strain into a nick & nora or martini glass, garnish with a dried flower.
Drambuie Starry Sonata
1 ½ parts Drambuie
½ part Hudson Baby Bourbon
½ part Oloroso Sherry
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Serve in a coupe glass Garnish with Star Anise Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until well chilled and strain into chilled coupe.