And the Beat Goes on…
I know, I know. You guys are only just picking up the pieces from Christmas, shaking off your candy cane martini hangovers, and surfing in the desperate hopes that you will never have to go back to work again. But I”m sorry, it”s time.
No, not time to start talking New Years resolutions (I wouldn”t do that to you yet) but time to start talking New Years drinking.
So…what”s on your menu this year? Here are a few ideas from the ES archives to get you started.
3. Cocktail O”Clock: New Year”s Gin
1½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
½ part St. Germain
¾ part lime juice
¼ part simple syrup
1½ part soda water
1 dash lavender
Mix all ingredients excluding soda water and cucumber spear. Ice, shake well and strain into iced long glass and top with soda. Garnish with cucumber spear and serve in a long glass.
Mix black pepper & mint-infused vodka with melted vanilla ice cream & slapped mint, serve over ice.
Even better—cocktails with real snow! Place a clean bowl outside. Let it fill with snow. Add in milk, sugar, vanilla extract and a coffee liqueur, we like Kahlua or Starbucks brand.
FYI – snow also works as an ice substitute, with drinks such as a Beam and Coke.
2 oz Partida Anejo Tequila
6 oz Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Apple Cider Preparation:
In a pot add organic apple juice. Add winter spices like cloves, cinnamon stick, all spice, and orange peel. Start of by adding a few cloves, one cinnamon stick, etc…so as to find the right-spiced apple cider flavor. You can always add more spice later. Bring everything to a low heat for about 15 mins. Taste for flavor. When the desired flavor is reached then take off stove. Strain out all the spices and orange peel.
In a small warm wine glass add Tequila and hot apple cider. Float heavy cream.
Garnish: Grate fresh Nutmeg over cream.
7. The Manmosa
For New Years Brunch!
Plus plenty more in Endless Cocktails.