Plan on ringing in 2018 at home? Mix up one of these festive sips as you revel in New Year's Eve merriment.
Petals & Cranes:
Moët Showstopper. (Courtesy Photo)
• 3/4 oz. Astral Tequila
• Rose Water Spray
• 1 Sugar Cube
• 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
• Top with Sparkling Wine
Spray the flute with rose water to coat the inside of the glass. Add 1 sugar cube to the bottom of the glass, pour 2 dashes of orange bitters on top of the sugar cube, pour tequila and sparkling into the glass.
Moët Showstopper: (Created by Brian Van Flandern - inspired by "The Greatest Showman")
• 2 1/2 oz. Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut
• 1/4 oz. Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch
• 1 oz. fresh Lime Juice
• 1 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
• Flamed Orange Peel, for garnish
Place all ingredients (except Moët) into a mixing tin, add large ice, shake vigorously, add Moët Imperial, tumble roll back and forth one time to mix in Champagne, double strain into a champagne coup glass, garnish with flamed orange peel and serve.
Jalisco 75: (Created by mixologist Ben Scorah)
Jalisco 75. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
• 1/4 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
• 4 dashes Saffron Tincture
• 1 pinch Camu Camu Powder
• Champagne to Top
• 2-3 Saffron Threads, for garnish
Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lemon juice, saffron tincture and camu camu powder into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Garnish with saffron threads.
• 2-4 Saffron Threads
• 1/2 cup Tequila Don Julio Blanco
Directions: Add 2-4 saffron threads to tequila and let sit for 6-12 hours. Strain and pour.
An Uncommon Old Fashioned: (Created by Greg Buda of The Dead Rabbit)
An Uncommon Old Fashioned. (Courtesy Photo)
Veuve Clicquot Rich Pom-Fizz-Clink. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1.5 oz. Jura 10
• .5 oz. Cognac
• 1 oz. Overproof Rum
• .5 tsp. Demerara Syrup
• 3 dashes Jerry Thomas Bitters
Combine the Jura 10, cognac, rum, demerara syrup, bitters, and ice in a mixing glass. Stir the ingredients briefly, strain into an old fashioned glass over ice, and garnish with a twist of lemon. (Note: If you'd like to amp up your cocktail, add in 1 tsp. Fig Syrup and .5 tsp. Allspice Dram. The fruity undertones of the fig syrup work with Jura 10's sweeter notes to create a uniquely refreshing finish.)
Veuve Clicquot Rich Pom-Fizz-Clink:
• 5-6 large Ice Cubes
• 1/4 cup of Pomegranate Seeds
• Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne
Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, sprinkle in the pomegranate seeds, and finish with chilled Veuve Clicquot Rich.
Kim Crawford's Sauvignon Shimmer Cocktail:
Kim Crawford's Sauvignon Shimmer Cocktail. (Courtesy Photo)
Rhubarb and Orange Bellini. (Courtesy Photo)
• 2.5 oz. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
• 1 oz. SVEDKA
• 1 tsp Honey Syrup
• 1 dash Angostura Bitters
• 2 tsp edible Gold Flake
Combine liquid ingredients and 1 tsp gold leaf with ice in a mixing glass. Stir with ice and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Sprinkle remaining tsp of gold leaf decoratively over cocktail.
Rhubarb and Orange Bellini:
• 200g Rhubarb - choose the thinner pink stalks - cut into 2cm chunks
• Zest of half an Orange
• 75g Sugar
• 50ml Water
• One segment of Star Anise (optional)
• Zonin Prosecco
Place all the ingredients (except the Prosecco) into a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over a low heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved and the rhubarb is soft.
Strain through a fine sieve, return to the pan and simmer until reduced to a thin syrup. Pour a tablespoon of the syrup into each glass and top up with Prosecco.
Mashio Extra Dry Prosecco Gummies: (Created by Cody Goldstein of Muddling Memories)
Mashio Extra Dry Prosecco Gummies. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1 Cup Maschio Extra Dry Prosecco
• 1/2 cup Sugar
• 3 tablespoons or 6 packets Gelatin
• 2 to 3 Wine Bottle (or gummy bear if you'd prefer) molds
• 1 cup Cranberry Juice
Midnight's Kiss. (Courtesy Photo)
Place the wine, sugar, cranberry and gelatin in a saucepan over medium low heat (if you want to keep the alcohol in, make sure to keep under 90 degrees). Whisk for 2-3 minutes or until sugar and gelatin have dissolved. (Stir in a little pink food coloring if making Rosé gummy bears)
Using a glass measuring cup with a spout, pour the mixture over the molds . Use an offset spatula to get rid of the excess and ensure all the molds are filled. Refrigerate for at least 90 minutes. When gelatin has set, bears will easily pop out from mold. Store uneaten wine gummy bears in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
• 1 part Pinnacle
® Original Vodka
• 2 parts Champagne
• Rock Candy Stick, for garnish
Pour vodka into a champagne flute and then top with champagne. Garnish with a rock candy stick.
Prosecco Superiore Cranberry Skewer: (Created by Santa Margherita)
• 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
• 8-10 frozen Cranberries
• 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
• 1 tbsp Water
Put cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass 3/4 with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve. (Note: For a slightly sweeter garnish, soak fresh or frozen berries in maple syrup overnight, then skewer and roll in sugar.)
Sparkle Shots: (Created by Sparkling Ice)
Sparkle Shots. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1 oz. Vodka
• 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
• 1 oz. Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
• Sprinkle Rim, for garnish
In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into a shot glass with a sprinkle rim and serve.
Basil Hayden's Winter At Bay: (Created by Scott Lobianco)
Basil Hayden's Winter At Bay. (Courtesy Photo)
Spicy Verde. (Courtesy Photo)
• 2 parts Basil Hayden's ® Bourbon
• 1/2 part Tawney Port
• 3/4 part Simple Syrup
• 3/4 part Lemon Juice
• 5 Pear Slices
• 2 Rosemary Sprigs
Add 3 pear slices and 1 sprig of rosemary to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Combine all remaining ingredients in the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and 2 pear slices.
• 2 parts Hornitos® Reposado Tequila
• 1/2 part fresh Lime Juice
• 3 parts fresh Pineapple Juice
• 2 dashes green Habanero Hot Sauce
• Lime Wedge, for garnish
Combine ingredients shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
SVEDKA's Ice Kaffe:
SVEDKA's Ice Kaffe. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Vodka
• 1/2 part SVEDKA Vanilla
• 1 part Coffee Liqueur
• 1/2-part Cream
• Café con Leche Ice
Fill a rocks glass with Cafe con leech ice. Add the ingredients and stir gently.
• 2 oz. Tequila Cazadores Blanco
• 6 oz. of Zing Zang Bloody Mary
• 1/2 oz. fresh Lime Juice
• 2 dashes of Maggi Sauce
• 1/8 of teaspoon of dry Chipotle Powder
• Pinch of dry Oregano
• Salt Rim using Manny's Salt (pasilla and guajillo chiles with a touch of hibiscus flower)
• Mexican style Grilled Shrimp, for garnish
• Kabob with Tomatoes, for garnish
Chili, for garnish
• Mexican Zucchini, for garnish
• Onion, for garnish
Add all ingredients (besides salt) to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into salt rimmed glass. Garnish with Mexican style grill shrimp, kabob with tomatoes, fresno chili, Mexican zucchini and onion.
Mexican Mary. (Courtesy Photo)
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com