Poinsettias - the hit of my christmas party:
1 tbsp Grand Marnier or triple sec
1 part cranberry juice
1 part Champagne
Mix the champagne and cranberry juice, then float the Grand Marnier on top.
I didn't float the GM, just mixed it in. Delish!
My husband's decided the drink of the New Year wlll be the Pisco Sour. We'll be serving these on NYE.
Pisco Sour (Simple recipe)
3 parts pisco brandy
1 1/2 parts lemon juice
1 - 2 tbsp sugar
Add all ingredients to a mixer with ice. Shake well (until ice is melted), and serve in a cocktail glass.
Pisco Sour (authentic recipe)
2 ounces Pisco
1 ounce Lime Juice
1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
1/2 Egg White
1 dash Angostura Bitters.
Shake hard with ice. Strain into a Champagne Flute Use the bitters as a aromatic garnish to the top of the finished drink.
This cocktail (and rye whiskey in general) is about to make a huge comeback - get ahead of the lemming invasion:
1 sugar cube
4 dashes Peychaud's bitters
2 ozs. rye whiskey (I use Pikesville Supreme but buy Van Winkle if you can find it)
1 dash of Herbsaint or Pernod
For mixing directions check this Wiki link:
I had a cocktail party pre-Christmas and served a champagne cocktail consisting of a decent sparkling white wine (I use Christalino from Spain) with Knudson's sparkling soda, cranberry flavor.Any fruit flavor would work. Fill the flutes to about a third then top with the colorful soda.
It's nice and light for those who don't want to drink liquor.