Champagnes and sparkling wines are a staple of New Year's Eve celebrations, and we have some recommendations for organic sparklers if you're interested. But if you want to indulge, but don't want to drink champagne all night, one of these delightful creations might inspire you. We dug into our archive of cocktail recipes for a few that use seasonal winter ingredients you can easily find at the farmers' market or grocery store. Enjoy!
Whip a good whiskey with honey, lemon and orange juices, and what do you get?
Mix up some ginger syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water, plus fresh ginger root) and then mix up this delicious alternative to the traditional Brazilian cocktail. Just skip the fresh mint garnish.
All you need is a good white rum, some sugar, and a whole mess of limes to make this delicious drink, a twist on the traditional caipirinha.
You may have to modify this bright cocktail to forgo the fresh mint leaves, but the burst of orange and lime flavors will brighten the mood at any New Year's Eve cocktail party.
Chef Martin Maginley paired this Appleton rum drink with an oven roasted grouper with seasoned bammy chips over wilted greens. If you visit Round Hill Hotel and Villas, you might get the same treat. Or, try the drink on its own, or garnished (really) with aged Parmesan cheese.
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