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Does anyone have a suggestion for a modern "hip" cocktail for New Years Eve? I'm already planning to do a grapefruit and pomegranate vodka drink.

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  1. Try this one.

    Midnight Express
    1 1/2 oz Myers Dark Rum
    1/2 oz Grand Mariner
    3/4 oz Lime Juice
    Splash of Sour Mix

    Combine all ingredients in a shaker and serve on the rock in a s short glass.

    1. Here's an idea (this makes 2 LARGE drinks):

      1 cup Charbay Blood Orange Vodka
      1/2 cup X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

      Combine in an ice-filled shaker and strain into 2 large martini glasses. Garnish with a blood orange slice.

      1. 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.

        1. Pear Champagne cocktails:

          Pear brandy
          Pear nectar
          Champagne/sparkling wine/prosecco
          Top off with Grand Marnier
          Garnish with pear slice

          1. After all these years I still prefer White Russians
            vodka
            kaluah
            ice
            cream
            pinch of nutmeg

            1. We kind of duplicated The Parker from the Algonquin Hotel in NY - very pretty to look at in martini glasses and tasty

              1 shot Chambord
              1 shot Vodka
              squeeze of lemon juice

              1. This cocktail (and rye whiskey in general) is about to make a huge comeback - get ahead of the lemming invasion:

                Sazerac

                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
                Lemon twist

                For mixing directions check this Wiki link:
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sazerac

                1. 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.

                  1. where kind I find orange bitters. ??