How are you planning to ring in the New Year? If your plans include a few delicious cocktails then you’ll want to keep reading. Take a look at the cocktail recipes below, mix it up and toast to 2018! In case you have a few too many and wake up not feeling up to par, we’ve also included a couple soothing Bloody Mary recipes! Happy New Year!
New Years Eve Cocktails
Created by Kathy Casey, Host, Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen
Nothing says cheers to the New Year than a golden cherry garnished Bellini.
1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
½ part peach puree
¾ part sweet red vermouth
Dash Liquid Kitchen™ Golden Era or orange bitters*
¾ part splash brut champagne
Fill a mixing glass with ice. Measure in the Maker’s Mark® Bourbon, peach puree and vermouth. Add a dash of bitters. Cap and shake. Strain into large martini glass. Add a splash of champagne. Garnish with gold gilded maraschino cherry* on a pick.
*Gold gilded maraschino cherries
1/2 cup maraschino cherries – Drain well, then dry on paper towels
1/4 teaspoon Gold Luster Dust – available at cake decorating stores or on-line
Make the cherries in the container in which you are going to store them. It is important that the cherries are well drained. Place the cherries in the container and add the luster dust. Stir gently to coat cherries in gold. Store refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Ring in the New Year with a new twist on a classic cocktail
1 part Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
½ part fresh-squeezed lime juice
Avissi prosecco, for topping
1 lime zest spiral, for garnish
Combine all ingredients except Avissi in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a Champagne flute. Top off with Champagne (1-2 ounces) and lime zest garnish.
Bloody Mary Cocktails
For a twist on a classic, mix things up with a Tres Agaves Bloody Maria Mix – a recipe specifically designed to complement the flavor profile of tequila. This 100% certified organic mix is cocktail ready and ideal for last minute at-home entertaining!
4 parts Tres Agaves Bloody Mary Mix
2 parts Tres Agaves Tequila
Celery stalk for garnish
Combine both ingredients over ice in highball glass, garnish with a celery stalk.
Bloody Bull Shot
This is a Bloody Bull, heavy enough on the bouillon that it bleeds over into the realm of a Bull Shot
Adapted from Big Bad Breakfast, by Chef John Currence
5 parts vodka
6 parts V-8 juice
2 beef bouillon cubes, dissolved in 3 tablespoons warm water
1 1⁄2 tablespoonsClaussendill pickle juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1⁄2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 1⁄2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon celery seed
Lime wedges, celery stalks, and quarteredClaussenpickles, for garnish
Fill 2 pint glasses with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine the V-8 juice, bouillon, pickle juice, lemon juice, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, garlic, Kitchen Bouquet, Tabasco, pepper, and celery seed and shake for 15 seconds. Strain over the crushed ice and top with Ménage à Trois Vodka. Garnish each drink with a lime wedge, celery stalk, and pickles.