Ringing In The New Year With Some of Our Favorite Cocktails

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Happy New Year cocktail blog 2016

Happy 2016! We hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve and are enjoying the first day of 2016. We want to share a few of the delicious cocktail recipes we've collected over the past several years. It's crazy how time flies!!!

 Side car cocktail

Sidecar

Ingredients:

2 oz. Brandy (or Cognac)

1 oz. Triple Sec

1 oz. Lemon juice

Method:

Add all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake and strain into a martini glass.For an extra twist, rim the chilled martini glass with sugar and garnish with an orange slice or lemon rind.

Elderflower Cocktail

Elderflower Cocktail

Ingredients:

3 oz, Champagne or dry white wine

2 oz. Elderflower liqueur

Club soda or soda water

Lemon twist for garnish

Method:

Pour liqueur and champagne over ice in a chilled Collins glass. Top off with club soda, stir well and add a lemon twish for garnish.

vodka gimlet cocktail recipe

Vodka Gimlet 

Ingredients: (Mad Men recipe)

1 1/2 oz. Vodka

3/4 oz. Lime juice

3-4 Lime wedges

*I add 1/2 tsp. agave syrup as other recipes call for Rosie's sweetened lime juice

Method:

Shake vodka and lime juice (and sweetner if you'd like) into ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks with 3-4 lime slices. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Mai Tai 1944 Trader Vic's recipe

Mai Tai

Ingredients:

1 oz. Rhum Clément  VSOP Martinique rum

1 oz. Appleton Estate Extra Dark Jamacian rum

1/2 oz. Orange Curacao

1/4 Orgeat syrup (Orgeat=almond)

1/4 Simple syrup

1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice (save of the spent lime shell!)

2 cups crushed ice

Method:

Pour in lime juice, rums, orange curacao, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for about 10 seconds and pour unstrained into a double highball glass and sink in your spent lime shell.

There are loads more cocktail recipes and blogs about beer, orange drink (the un-cola) and Tiki adventures

 Cheers to a grand 2016

Cheers to a grand 2016! We thank you for all your support in the years past and years to come!

-Meagan Kyla

 

 

 

 


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