But alas, we're giving ourselves a break from baking since New Year's Eve is upon us. We wanted to share some fun cocktails to boost those post-Christmas spirits (pun intended).
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to a slushy. Try your hand at this super easy mix of frozen vodka and fruit juices. This is a tried and true recipe we've been using for years, so here's an insider tip: mix the ingredients and then pour into a (relatively) shallow casserole dish. It will freeze quickly and can be scooped and served in any type of glass.
Winter White Cosmo
This recipe hails from Bonefish, by way of Michelle (Jac's sis, who you've met here!). We made several variations over the holidays, but the original Bonefish martini calls for white cranberry juice, cranberry vodka, Cointreau, a splash of lime and some frozen cranberries. We liked ours with regular vodka and a splash of champagne!
Speaking of champagne... here are more bubbles for you! You're probably familiar with floating fruit in your prosecco, makes the ordinary glass just that much more special. But what we loved about this Pomegrante Prosecco from the Hard Rock Cafe (of all places!) is that the bubbles make the pomegranate seeds float up and down in the glass like a lava lamp (a much prettier, more delicious lava lamp). You can add a splash of pomegranate juice, just the seeds or even pomegranate vodka to spice it up.
We could keep going with all the martinis and champers, there are so many combos we love. But for those of you lucky enough to be somewhere cold on NYE, this one's for you. There are several recipes out there, some call for dark spiced rum and others bourbon. We recommend you get your favorite hot apple cider and pick your poison!
Winter's version of sangria - it's red wine that's warmed and spiced, then topped off with some brandy. Here is a pretty easy recipe we found from Ina Garten.
We hope you all have a fabulous NYE and pop bottles responsibly! What concoctions will make the rounds at your NYE party this year?