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5 New Years Eve Cocktail Recipes: Bring in the New Year

November 15th, 2013 | Posted by CurrentCatalog in Special Occasions

Looking for the perfect New Years Eve cocktail recipe? Try one of these delicious recipes:

New Years Ever Cocktail Recipes hurricane1. The Classic New Orleans Cocktail – The Hurricane

If you want to try an original Mardis Gras Hurricane, here are the three ingredients you need: lemon juice, passion fruit syrup and dark rum.

One Cocktail:

  • 1 oz of passion fruit syrup
  • 2 oz of dark rum
  • 1 oz of lemon juice

Combine these ingredients in an ice-filled shaker.

Shake and then strain it into a glass filled with cubed/crushed ice.

Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice and enjoy!

 

New Years Ever Cocktail Recipes pear cocktail2. Sparkling Pear & Cranberry Cocktail

Icy Moscato d’Asti makes this cocktail sweeter than Champagne, yet lighter than a dessert wine made from the same Italian moscato grapes.

8 Servings:

  • 32 oz of Moscato d’Asti wine
  • ½ cup of pear nectar
  • 2 Tbsp dry cranberries
  • 8 small sprigs of rosemary

Place cranberries in small bowl and add 2 Tbsp of warm water.

Soak 15 minutes.

Drain.

Pat dry.

Refrigerate.

Time to Make the Cocktails:

Divide the pear nectar among eight Champagne glasses.

Add the cranberries.

Carefully pour Moscato d’Asti into each glass and use the rosemary sprig as garnish.

Now, savor the flavor!

 

New Years Ever Cocktail Recipes wine glasses3. Lemon Champagne Cocktail

Anyone who loves lemon will enjoy this cocktail. It is strong, tart and refreshing.

One Cocktail:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 4 oz Champagne
  • 1 ½ tsp superfine sugar
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Pour the Champagne, lemon juice and gin into a Champagne flute.

Spoon in the superfine sugar.

stir until completely dissolved.

Drop in cherries.

Drink Up!

 

New Years Ever Cocktail Recipes new york cocktail 4. New York Cocktail

This cocktail is perfect for New Years Eve. Imagine, you can be home watching the Times Square countdown waiting for the ball to drop while holding a New York Cocktail in your hand! This cocktail is sweet, thick and goes great with chocolate desserts and fruit.

One Cocktail:

  • 1 tsp superfine sugar
  • ½ tsp grenadine
  • 2 oz light blended whiskey
  • 1 oz of lemon juice
  • Lemon twist

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.

Shake well.

Strain drink into a cocktail glass (preferably chilled).

Add lemon twist as garnish.

Embrace the taste!

 

5. Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Cocktail

Chef Michael Schulson created this scrumptious cocktail for Valentine’s Day but it makes for a great start to the New Year as well.

One Cocktail:

  • 3 finely crushed chocolate cookies (without filling)
  • ¼ cup of mint-infused simple syrup
  • 10 raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • Ice cubes

Prepare the Rim

Place the crushed cookies into a shallow dish.

Fill another shallow dish with the simple syrup (just enough to cover the bottom).

Invert the martini glass into the syrup and then promptly into the cookies.

Create the Drink

Place the raspberries into a cocktail shaker.

Crush with muddler.

Add the simple syrup.

Muddle again.

Add the cranberry juice and vodka.

Fill the shaker with ice cubes.

Shake well (until chilled).

Strain drink into prepared martini glass to be served immediately.

Pucker Up!

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