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New Year’s Drinks to Ring in 2014

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Are you ready for 2014? Ring in the new year with drinks worthy of a year-end party! Delightful for enjoying as a celebration or a New Year’s Brunch, pick up the ingredients at your local liquor shop or visit the bars they were created at. Happy New Year! Cheers!

Pomegranate Bliss

Created by Micaela Piccolo, Distilled

2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.75 oz. Agave Nectar

4 Basil Leaves

3 tbsp Pomegranate Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf and serve.

Blissful Bellini

3 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco

2 parts peach puree

Place ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a flute glass and enjoy!

The Sippin Persminnamon, created by Heather Johnson at The Meatball Shop’s Bedford location

1 1/2 oz Reyka Vodka
1 oz Persimmon Syrup
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake all with ice vigorously, double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish: Fresh grated cinnamon

Hot Smokin' Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 oz. Los Amantes Reposado Mezcal

Vanilla Bean (or add 1 teaspoon vanilla)

Pinch of Cinnamon

Whipped cream topping

Heat hot chocolate in pan and stir constantly, do not boil. Add Mezcal , Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon. If more sugar is needed, sweeten with agave syrup. Top with whip cream. Serve in mug with cinnamon stick stirrer.

The Champ

In a champagne glass add

1 oz of BASTILLE Whisky

A splash of lemon juice

A splash of simple Syrup

Fill up the rest of the champagne glass with Champagne. Garnish with a strawberry or a raspberry.

Midnight Kiss by BLT Steak New York


½ oz Stoli Raspberry Vodka

½ oz Chambord

½ oz Grand Marnier

½ oz Cranberry Juice

¼ oz Lime Juice

¼ oz Simple Syrup

4 oz Prosecco

Using a jigger, add vodka, Chambord, Grand Marnier, juices and syrups into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into champagne flute. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with raspberry segment on rim.

Belvedere Confetti Fizz

1 oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit

½ oz Aperol

Top with Champagne

Shake Belvedere Pink Grapefruit and Aperol, top with Veuve Clicquot Champagne Flute. Garnish with a pink grapefruit twist.



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