With New Year's Eve coming up I thought it would be appropriate - nay necessary! - to peruse through this year's Art Drank posts in search of the perfect NYE cocktail. I've narrowed it down to my five favorite candidates... which one do you think is NYE-worthy? No. 1 Strawberry Prosecco Float
strawberry sorbet prosecco colorful straws (required... kidding/not kidding)
Scoop sorbet into glasses. Pour in prosecco. Two steps? Yessss. I love easy recipes.
No. 2 Rosemary Gin Fizz
3 one-inch sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 small lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon honey 1 1/2 ounces gin 3 ounces club soda
In a small drinking glass, muddle the fresh rosemary, lemon juice, and honey. Fill the glass with ice, then pour in the gin and top with club soda. Give it a little swirl with a spoon.
2 parts apple cider, refrigerated 2 parts ginger ale, refrigerated 1 part bourbon apple slice to garnish
Mix apple cider and bourbon together and refrigerate for at least one hour. Before serving, add ginger ale to cider and bourbon. Serve over crushed ice and garnish with an apple slice (optional, of course, but so adorbs).
2 ounces gin (I used Bombay Sapphire Gin... and 1 ounce is equal to 1 shot glass - did everyone already know this except me??) 4 ounces tonic water 2 ounces pomegranate juice (I used POM 100% pomegranate juice) lime for garnish
Pour gin, tonic water, and pomegranate juice into a cocktail shaker. Gently shake. Pour over ice. Time to enjoy.
Pomegranate Seeds, Organized Neatly by Yes Menu; drank photo and recipe by artsocial.
No. 5 Spiced Pear Margarita
makes 1 cocktail
1.5 oz silver tequila .75 oz Poire William eau-de-vie (pear brandy) 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice .75 oz spiced simple syrup (see below)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass (rimmed with spiced sugar (see below) if you wanna).
For the spiced simple syrup and spiced sugar, go to The Kitchn.
Oh this is gonna be a tough choice... vote for your fave in the comments or tweet at me! I'm leaning towards that cider/bourbon/ginger ale... you just can't beat that combo.