New Drink Recipes Add Holiday Cheer
Dec 30, 2015 09:20AM
By North Hills Monthly magazine
This holiday, why not mix things up a bit? While there's nothing wrong with that glass of Champagne to ring in the new year, you might also want to try some new cocktails during this festive time of year. The people at Fine Wine & Good Spirits offer the following entertaining tips, along with some new holiday recipes:
- Let the guests help. Ask guests to RSVP with their favorite cocktails, and then pre-make the most popular in batches for the big night.
- Know how much to buy. Take out the guesswork with the Quantity Calculator on FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com.
- Don't break the bank. Stocking up on the basics--vodka, run and whiskey--will have you prepped for most crowd-pleasing cocktails.
- Chill down in 10: To quickly chill Champagne, fill an ice bucket halfway with warm water, two cups of salt, ice and the bottle.
- Mingle without the meal. Skip the sit-down meal and keep guests full and energized by providing finger foods served throughout the evening.
- Have drinks for all. Designated drivers get thirsty, too, so offer plenty of nonalcoholic drinks like soda, juice and tea.
- Get them home safe. Keep the numbers of at least two different local cab companies on hand.
Pour Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey into a mug. Add honey, a cinnamon stick and lemon juice. Top with boiling water and stir.
Hot Buttered Rum
Combine first three ingredients in a chilled glass filled ¾ full with ice; stir. Top with seltzer and garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves.
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
Bring water and sugar to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Cool. Combine Champagne, rum and pomegranate juice over ice in punch bowl. Sweeten to taste with syrup. Add lemon slices, pomegranate seeds and mint to bowl.