Recipes: 2016 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Recipes: 2016 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief that the year is over and a fresh new start awaits us all. Here are a few last minute cocktail recipe ideas for your gathering. On behalf of the staff here at Drinkhacker, we’d like to wish you a safe and happy 2017. Thank you for stopping by our little corner of the internet for almost a decade now, and we’d like to see you here for our 10th anniversary celebration, so where ever New Year’s Eve takes you, please celebrate responsibly!

Midori Sparkle
3 parts Champagne
3/4 part fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 part Midori melon liqueur

In a champagne flute, combine champagne and grapefruit juice. Top with Midori.

Golden Hour
2 parts Stoli elit Vodka
1 part Contratto Vermouth Bianco
¼ part Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 dashes of Orange bitters
Absinthe spray
edible gold flake garnish

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass that has been sprayed with absinthe. Garnish with edible gold flake.

The Smokin’ Churro
3 orange slices
½ oz. molasses
¾ oz. Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
2 oz. Tanteo Chocolate Tequila

In a pint glass, muddle orange slices and molasses. Add Ancho Reyes Tanteo Chocolate and ice. Shake well. Strain over fresh ice into a rock glass. Garnish with a cinnamon-sugar dusted orange slice.

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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