Because you can’t count down to midnight without a drink in your hand!
1. Classic/Old Fashioned Cocktail
…for the bourbon lover at your party!
1 sugar cube
3 dash Angostura Bitters
1 tbsp. club soda
2 oz. bourbon
1 thin strip of lemon peel
In a rocks glass, combine the sugar cube, bitters, and club soda. Muddle to a paste. Stir in the bourbon. Add ice and garnish with a two-inch strip of lemon peel. Serves 1.
2. Champagne Cocktail
…for the Cognac lover!
1 sugar cube
2 drop bitters (up to 3 drops)
1 tbsp. cognac
4 oz. chilled champagne
Orange or lemon peel
Place sugar cube in a cocktail glass. Soak cube with bitters. Add cognac. Pour in champagne and garnish with orange or lemon peel, if desired. Serve immediately. Serves 1.
(Recipe By Elisa D’Andrea of Newton, Massachusetts)
3. Champagne Shirley Temple
…because who doesn’t love a Shirley Temple?
8 oz. pink Moscato champagne, though regular champagne is fine.
splash of grenadine
maraschino cherries for garnish
orange slice for garnish
Fill glass half way with crushed ice and pour in champagne, add grenadine and garnish with orange slice and cherries. Serve with a straw. Serves 1.
4. Jack’s Grand Ball
Jack Daniels for New Year’s, anyone?
1 1/2 ounces Jack Daniels Tenessee Honey
1/2 ounce Tia Maria
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
Dash or two of Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour in all ingredients and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Serves 1.
5. The B-52 Shot Cocktail
Because we all want our cocktails to taste like sweet caramel at midnight!
1/2 ounce Kahlua
1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier (some people recommend amaretto instead – it’s also much cheaper than GM!)
Pour the Kahlua into a shot glass, then layer the Bailey’s, and then the Grand Marnier. Serves 1.
To successfully layer this cocktail, watch the video tutorial on cocktail and shot layering by Bols Bartending below!
Tell us in the comments section which cocktail you’ll be making for your New Year’s Eve festivities this year! Have a safe and happy New Year’s 2017!