Thursday, December 30, 2010

NYE specialty drinks

2010 is ending and that means that New Year's Eve is around the corner. If you're throwing a party instead of going out, or just having friends over to watch the countdown, here are some special drinks you can make yourself to ring in the new year. It's cheaper than any bar!

Cranberry Ginger Martini 
2t grated ginger
8 cranberries
4 oz cranberry vodka
splsh of lime juice
splash of cranberry juice
splash of simple syrup

Muddle ginger and cranberries in a shaker. Add ice, vodka, juices and simple syrup. Strain into a martini glass, add a splash of sprite. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Smashing Pumpkin
2 oz stoli vodka
1T pumpkin puree
1 oz cream
1t simple syrup

Pour everything into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake. Pour into a glass with ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

My Kurant Affair 
2 oz absolut kurant
1/4 oz lemon juice
splash of club soda
1/2 oz simple  syrup

Put all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with grapes.

The Pink Ginger
1 1/2 ounces belvedere pink grapefruit
1/4 ounce carton ginger liqueur
1/4 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce cranberry juice
splash of sweet and sour mix

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and strain. Pour into a glass and garnish with strips of grapefruit zest.

Pomegranant Grapefruit Caipriroska
pink grapefruit slice
2 lime wedges
1 tsp sugar
1/2 ounce pomegranant juice
1 1/2 ounces vodka

In the bottom of a glass muddle together the grapefruit, limes and sugar. Add juice, vodka and ice. Stir well.

Rosy Sangria
1/2 bottle of rosangel tequila
1/2 bottle of white wine
1/2 cup sugar
1 ounce orange juice
2 ounces cranberry juice
2 oranges, 1 lemon and lime, sliced
1 bunch of grapes, halved
1 apple, diced
1/2 liter club soda

Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir.

Poolside Passion
4 lemon wedges
2 strawberries
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces grey goose vodka
splash of cranberry juice

Muddle lemon wedges, strawberries and simple syrup in a shaker. Add vodka, cranberry juice and ice, shake 20 times. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a flower.

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