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New Year Drinks

The Scenario:

New Years Fucking Eve, the best time of the year! Not only do you get to drink until your liver fails without having to answer to anybody, you also get to see in the birth of a new year. 2017 means another year of meeting new people, having new stories to tell, doing more stupid embarrassing shit that will end up left behind in 2017 the same as the stupid embarrassing shit that will end up left in 2016. What isn’t usually so new though, is the drinks at New Year’s.

Now I’m not complaining here as I’m one of those ‘drink to get drunk’ people and if there’s alcohol in it, I’ll take it. However, if there’s a time of year where it’s perfect to try something new, it’s the beginning of a new year, amiright? So with that being said I decided that for this article I wanted to stretch away from the normal beers, wines and cocktails, and find some recipes including some old familiar favorites mixed together.

Let’s get stuck in:

Jameson Bitter Sweet:

If testosterone were a drink, it would probably be a Jameson Bitter Sweet. This mix of beer and whiskey with a citrus twist will put hairs on your chest for the New Year. Combine the ingedients and stir before serving over ice in a highball glass.

15ml Jameson Whiskey

20ml Campari

20ml Pink Grapefruit Juice

80ml White Beer

12 Mile Limit:

This prohibition era drink isn’t for the faint hearted, taking its name from the law that banned the consumption of alcohol 12 miles beyond its shores. Featuring rum, brandy and rye whiskey there’s never been better mixture to celebrate the lift of prohibition. Combine the ingredients together in a shaker with ice, shake for around 15 seconds and strain in to a highball glass.

1oz Silver Rum

½ oz Rye Whiskey

½ oz Brandy

½ oz Grenadine

½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Corpse Reviver No. 2:

The name says it all, this Savoy Book original will liven you up before the clock strikes 12. This drink was originally devised as a hangover cure, and while I wouldn’t count on it doing that, it will perk up your senses with its strong and refreshing taste. Combine all the ingredients together in an ice filled shaker. Give it a shake before serving in a chilled martini glass.

1 oz Gin

1 oz Cocchi Americano Or Lillet Blanc

1 oz Cointreau

1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Dash Absinthe

The Moloko Plus:

Some of you may recognize the name as the drink as the cocktail that Alex and his friends drink in A Clockwork Orange, but don’t let that put you off. This cocktail contains an unusual mix of drinks which none the less tastes great. Combine the ingredients in ice filled shaker, shake and serve in a tall highball glass.

1 oz Absinthe

1 oz Anisette liqueur

2 oz Irish cream liqueur

1 tbsp Sugar

5 oz Milk

Basil And Passion Fruit Crush:

This sweet blend of flavors is a great cocktail to keep topped up on throughout the night. This cocktail puts a small spin on mint and passion fruit by swapping out the mint for basil, making a refreshing and tangy sweet and sour cocktail. Muddle the lime and basil leaves together before combining in a glass with the other ingredients. Serve over ice in a highball glass.

3 Basil Leaves

1/2 Lime

1 tbsp Sugar

1.5 oz White Rum

1 oz Passion Fruit Puree

Club Soda

So, there are 5 not-so-common drinks that you can sink your teeth in to this New Years Eve. Whether you’re making them at home or ordering them at a bar. Happy New Year from us at 1 Man Kitchen!

Aaron B is a quintessential Englishman. Having spent two years travelling through Australia, South-East Asia and Africa, he has tried a variety of cuisines and developed a passion for cooking hearty but healthy meals. As a writer and graphic designer he likes to take his imagination to the kitchen and get creative. Aaron enjoys running, eating at new places, and Jameson Irish Whiskey. It is said that his great-grandfather invented the sausage roll in Newcastle Upon-Tyne, England over a century ago.

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