Cheers to a Sparkling New Year: Cocktails for a Night to Remember
As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, there’s no better way to celebrate the magic of New Year’s Eve than with a glass of something delightful from the Co-op. Whether you’re hosting a glamorous soirée or having an intimate countdown with close friends, elevate your festivities with a lineup of exquisite cocktails that will leave a lasting impression.
Lacking time before your party? Pick up ready-to-drink cocktails from the Co-op. Two of our favorite brands are Rogue Spirits and Cutwater Spirits. Select from drinks, like a Cucumber Lime Gin Fizz or Spicy Bloody Mary, that are already made with the alcohol included.
Optional: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer the mixture over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled flute and top with the cava.
Fill a large wine glass with ice. Pour your Prosecco, Cappelletti, and sparkling water into the glass. Garnish with a thinly sliced orange.
Spiced Scotch Cider
In a saucepan, heat the apple cider along with the cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise over medium heat. Bring it to a gentle simmer, allowing the spices to infuse the cider. Once the cider is heated and infused with spices, reduce the heat to low.
In a heat-resistant glass or mug, pour the whiskey. Strain the spiced apple cider into the glass or mug, discarding the spices. Stir in honey or maple syrup to sweeten the drink to your liking. Garnish with a twist of orange peel for a festive touch.
In the bottom of a rocks glass briefly crush the rosemary leaves into the maple and salt. Fill with ice and add the vodka. Top with fresh grapefruit juice and stir well. Garnish with an extra sprig of rosemary.