Are you tired of ringing in the new year with the usual Champagne Still, no New Year”s party is complete without a few festive cocktails on the drink table, so why not mix up something special for the last night of the year
Follow these recipes to put a little extra new pizzazz in your glass as you raise a toast to 2012.
A few fun tips from Beefeater Gin brand ambassador Nick Van Tiel: Chill your glasses in the freezer before serving to add to the professional presentation, always use fresh juices (fresh-squeezed is best) and don”t be afraid to get creative with garnishes!
Firework FizzBy Nick Van Tiel, Beefeater Gin Brand Ambassador
2 parts Champagne
4 parts apple juice (cloudy)
2 parts Beefeater Gin
3 teaspoons elderflower cordial
2 wedges of lime
2 big sprigs of mint and a slice of apple to garnish
Fill a highball glass to the brim with cubed ice. Squeeze the lime wedges and then drop it into the glass. Add in the gin, apple juice, elderflower and Champagne; then give it a good stir.
Chief of AffectionsBy Debbie Anday of NYCs Lani Kai
1 part Jacobs Creek Sparkling Rose Moscato
1 sage leaf
1.5 parts Rhum JM Rhum Agricole
½ parts Aperol
¼ parts egg white (dry shaken)
¾ parts grapefruit juice
½ parts lime juice
½ parts cane syrup
Serve in a rocks glass. Fill all ingredients in a highball glass and top with Jacobs Creek Sparkling Rose Moscato and garnish with sage leaf.
Earl-y New Years ChillBy Jamie Gordon, Pernod Ricard ambassador
2 parts Beefeater 24
1 part earl grey syrup (add sugar)
¾ part lemon juice
½ part pasteurized egg white
2 dashes peach bitters
In a shaker, add all the ingredients except the ice. Shake cocktail thoroughly. Add ice and shaker again to chill and froth the cocktail. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemon zest.
To make Earl Grey Syrup, combine a very strong brew of Earl Grey Tea with sugar in a 1:1 ratio. Allow to cool before use.