Well here we are at the end of another year, and what a year it has been. We started the year 2020 with a good start, then in the third month everything got turned upside down on us all. We are Americans, and we persevere. We get stronger and keep going. We find ways to keep this country of ours that we love going and make it stronger than it was before. They can kick us down, but they can’t keep us down for long. As we close out this year, let us reflect on the positive, as well as look forward to a new beginning. Last year hit us with a bomb, but we fought and are now in the winners circle. Now that there is a vaccine, perhaps this year will see brighter days. To close out the year, we here at love of spirits are having one last sale. This sale is live as of today, and will remain in affect until this Sunday the third. You can get $10.00 off of any purchase of $30.00 or more.->->-> CLICK HERE<-<-<- FOR MORE DETAILS. And remember to use code NEWYEAR10 at the checkout.
1) 1 ounce of Gin
2) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice
3) 1/2 an ounce of simple syrup
5) 4 ounces of chilled Brut Champagne
To Make; In a cocktail shaker, combine the Gin, lemon juice, and the simple syrup. Fill the cocktail shaker with some ice and shake well. Strain the liquid into a chilled champagne flute and top off with the Brut Champagne.
2) 1 1/2 ounces of Amontillado Sherry
3) 1 ounce of Aperol ( Bitter orange Itailian Aperitif )
4) 2 dashes of Fee Brothers Rhubarb bitters, or orange bitters, plus one dash for the garnish ( not optional )
5) 1 1/2 ounces of chilled prosecco
6) 1 lemon twist wrapped around a pick for the garnish ( optional )
To Make; First fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the sherry, aperol, and 2 dashes of bitters, and shake well, for about 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top off with the prosecco, and garnish with a dash of bitters and the lemon twist.
Cork County Bubbles:
2) 1 ounce of Irish Whiskey
3) 1/4 of an ounce of Yellow Chartruse
4) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice
5) 1 teaspoon of honey mixed with 1/2 a teaspoon of warm water
6) 1 ounce of chilled Champagne
7) 1 lemon twist preferably spiral cut for the garnish ( optional )
To Make; In an ice filled cocktail shaker, add all the ingredients with the exception of the Champagne, and the garnish. Shake well, for about 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled champagne flute, stir in the champagne, and garnish with the lemon twist.
1) 3 maraschino cherries, plus3/4 of an ounce of syrup from the jar
2) Superfine sugar
3) 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
4) 2 brown sugar cubes
5) 1/2 an ounce of Cherry Heering, or Cherry Liqueur
6) 4 ounces of chilled Champagne
To Make; Moisten the outer rim of a champagne flute with 1/2 ounce of the maraschino cherry syrup and coat with the superfine sugar. Sprinkle the bitters over the brown sugar cubes. Add the Cherry Heering or Cherry Liqueur, maraschino cherries, and the remaining 1/4 ounce of maraschino cherry syrup to the flute. Top off with the champagne, and add the brown sugar cubes.
1) 2 ounces of Gin
2) 3/4 ounce of simple syrup
3) 3/4 ounce of fresh lime juice
5) A sprig of fresh mint
To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add in the gin, simple syrup, and the lime juice. Shake until well chilled. You should see condensation on the outside of the shaker. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute and garnish with the fresh sprig of mint.
2) 1 1/2 ounces of Vodka
3) 1/2 an ounce of Maraschino Liqueur
4)1/2 an ounce of Lillet blanc
5) 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice
6) 1/2 an ounce of Brut Champagne
7) 1 brandied or maraschino cherry for the garnish
To Make; Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add the vodka, liqueur, lillet and lemon juice, shake well for about 15-20 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass or a champagne flute. Then stir in the champagne to top off. Garnish with the cherry.
1) 1 sugar cube
2) Angostura Bitters
3) Sparkling wine
4) Lemon twist for the garnish
To Make; Put the sugar cube into the champagne flute. Lightly sprinkle the sugar cube with the Angostura Bitters, and pour enough sparkling wine to fill the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist before serving.
To Finish The Year:
I truly hope that the new year brings you some good luck. Lord knows that we all could use some. Try these Champagne cocktails to toast the new year for good luck. Remember that all the alcohol listed in these cocktails is all on sale. That is not even the best part, depending on where you live you could get everything delivered to your home in about one hour. That means that you do not have to run out to the store for supplies.
Plus if you have other party needs such as snacks, or even ice you can have this delivered to you as well. I know, hard to believe is’nt it? It is much safer to stay home with a small group of friend and or family, and have a couple cocktails. Then to go out to a bar or a club this year. Plus most states still have restrictions in place, so bars are closing at 10 pm.
You then have to rush home to have a toast with what you have on hand. So, why not just click the link, stay home and have the party there. Much safer this way No worries about getting a DWI or a DWUI.
Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Have a safe and happy new year my friends. Sincerely: John D. Have a blessed new year.