New Cocktail Recipes to Look Forward to for the New Year
What new cocktail recipes you could look forward to this 2018?
1. Champagne Punch (champagne, orange liqueur/brandy, Cointreau)
2. Bourbon Fig (bourbon, fresh figs, Angostura bitters, egg whites)
3. New Year Cocktail (brandy, ruby port, champagne, orange juice)
4. Strawberry Margarita (tequila, triple sec, strawberry puree, lime juice, salt)
It’s officially 2018 and it’s time to bring out the drinks! Only the finest selections of Philippines’ best liquor will make it on the table—some old favorites and classical choices like the wines in Manila, while others are new and unique creations that are all products of an innovative and creative mind! Cocktails are a perfect example of the latter. In fact, the younger Filipino generation is very fond of them whenever they go to the various pubs and clubs in the Metro.
This New Year you can definitely expect some new cocktail recipes. These ones could be entirely otherworldly or they could be something you’ve never heard before. Whatever they are, you could definitely try them out by following these recipes:
Champagne is one of the most elegant choices of drink there is—and who would have thought that punch would be a great match to pair it with? This particular recipe can really ring in the New Year with much gusto. Plus, making this particular drink is easy enough to accomplish, which makes drinking it really enjoyable!
For this drink, all you’ll need is some champagne and some orange liqueur (or if you want to add some intensity to the drink, a half-ounce of brandy and an ounce and a half of Cointreau). Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and serve with some fruits to each and every guest in your party!
Figs are one of the fruits in everyone’s fruit baskets that they’ve received as gifts over the holidays—and with them being perfect complements for bourbon, this particular cocktail is guaranteed to become a New Year favorite!
For this particular drink, all you’ll need is 60L of bourbon, fresh figs, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, and optional egg whites. You could start by muddling the figs in a cocktail shaker, then add the rest of the ingredients in the shaker and do what you need to do. Once you get the results you want, serve it to your guests and watch them beam with glee as they go into the New Year!
New Year Cocktail
There’s no better drink to celebrate the New Year with than this cocktail that is actually named after the occasion itself? Consisting of some parts brandy, ruby port, orange juice, and champagne, this drink can serve as your drinkable version of those sparkling wands you wave around during the new year!
To start making this drink, all you’ll need to do is pour at least ¼ ounces of brandy, ¾ ounces of ruby port, 4 ounces of champagne and ¾ ounces of orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Then, shake to your heart’s content and serve to your guests. Surely, with this drink, the one mixing or serving it will be the life of the party!
Of course, when it comes to enjoying a fine variety of liquor in the Philippines, we would want something a bit more classic and iconic—and the drink that embodies those two characteristics would be none other than a nice glass of margarita! Being one of the most diverse drinks on the menu, margaritas can be prepared in a variety of ways, as well as paired with new and awesome flavors. So, for 2018, why not make a good, old-fashioned margarita with a strawberry twist?
For this, you’ll need ingredients such as 40ml of tequila, 20ml of triple sec liquor, half a juice of lime, 60g of strawberry puree, ice, and some salt to rim around the glass. Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake it like you mean it, and then serve to your guests.
With every sip of the drink, you will feel the touch of summer—despite it being months away!
This New Year, experience something new in your liquor adventures by trying out these 4 cocktail recipes. For your utmost enjoyment, you could invite your closest friends to have some tasting event to see which ones are your favorites. For sure, you will have a memorable time together, as long as you don’t overdo it—because you might end up forgetting all the important details that happened that night.