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Our New York City cocktail experts are telling BourbonBlog.com that sparkling cocktails are hot for this New Year’s Eve! By mixing champagne or sparkling wine into a cocktail you can definitely stretch your budget. Not to mention, indulge your guests with festive flavor combinations sure to impress! FIRST …at the World Bar (frequented by major league sports stars and UN diplomats), mixologist Jonathan Pogash created the Cherry Pop, which is a beautiful rosy color and redolent of nutmeg…

Cherry Pop Cocktail RecipeCherry Pop

3 or 4 pitted sour cherries
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
.75 oz. almond syrup (Monin brand preferred)
1.5 oz. Lucid Absinthe
Crémant d’Alsace

Method: In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the sour cherries in the lime juice and almond syrup.  Add the Lucid, then fill with ice, and shake very well.  Strain into a chilled flûte.  Top with Crémant d’Alsace.  Garnish with a few swipes of freshly grated nutmeg.

Cinnamon Sparkler Cocktail RecipeSecond, another spice that says “holiday” is cinnamon; here, it is combined with warming rum and Cognac, while the sparkle keeps things festive rather than too cozy..

Cinnamon Sparkle

.5 oz. cinnamon bark syrup (instructions below:  cinnamon sticks, water, and sugar required)
4 sugar cubes
1 oz. club soda
2 oz. Flor de Caña 7 year rum
1 oz. CAMUS VSOP Cognac
.25 oz. Marie Brizard Peach liqueur
1 oz. lemon juice
1.5 oz. Crémant d’Alsace

Method:

  1. 1. Make the cinnamon bark syrup by boiling three cinnamon sticks with one cup of water and one cup of sugar for 15 minutes; strain; refrigerate unused portion
  2. 2. In a mixing glass, dissolve the sugar cubes in the  club soda (this generally involves muddling to help the process)
  3. 3. After the sugar cubes are dissolved, add the spirits and lemon juice one at a time, stirring as added
  4. 4. Add ice once all of the above have been added, continuing to stir until the individual serving of punch is chilled
  5. 5. Strain into a punch glass and top with 2 oz. Crémant d’Alsace

    Xante Cocktail RecipeFinally, for a beautiful holiday red color, not to mention the health benefits of rosehips, hibiscus, and lemon (all great sources of Vitamin C), a simple but delicious cocktail is the Xanté C; Xanté is the second most leading liqueur in the Netherlands, where they know a thing or two about staying warm and celebrating the holidays!

    Xanté C
    1.5 oz. Xanté Pear liqueur
    2 oz. Rosehip & Hibiscus Tea concentrate (suggested brand:  Teekanne Tee)
    .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
    Splash Crémant d’Alsace

    Method:  In a shaker over ice, add first three ingredients. Shake vigorously, then splash with Crémant d’Alsace.  Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnishing with a red rose petal.

    One more before the night (or morning) is over…
    Russian Standard VodkaSweet Bubbly Standard

    1.7 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
    1 tsp honey
    Fresh ginger for garnish
    Splash Crémant d’Alsace

    Method: Shake Russian Standard Vodka and honey gently over ice.  Serve on the rocks. Top with sparkling Cremant D’Alsace. Garnish with a piece of ginger.

One Response to “New Years Eve Sparkling Cocktails”

  1. selenar

    these sound so great! I want to check em out right now….I have also found some great ones with voli light vodkas

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