Friday, December 30, 2011

New Years Eve party drinks

Just sneaking in one more post for 2011;) I've been meaning to share some party drink recipes I've come across lately and today's Herald had some more so I thought I'd share them in case you are wanting to make some party drinks for tomorrow night.  Some have rather fancy ingredients but I guess a good liquor store should stock them ?! I prefer recipes where you make it all in a jug/pitcher so there are some of these and some where you make them in each guests individual glass.

White Wine Sangria
from Womans Day magazine Dec 12
1 cup apple liqueur
2 tablespoons caster sugar
2 cups pineapple juice
1 pomegranate, seeded
1 pear, cored and finely chopped
1 green apple, cored and chopped
1 lime, finely slices
750ml bottle chilled white wine
ice to serve

1. In a jug, combine liqueur and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
2. Add juice and fruit, chill. Top up with wine and serve over ice.

For a red wine sangria recipe check out this one here (there are lots more cocktail and mocktail recipes on here too

Pimms Jug
From NZ Herald Dec 30 - recipes by Frankie Walker from The Mix (lots more recipes and tips on this website)
Take a jug or long drink glass, fill it with ice. Mix in one part Pimms No 1 cup with three parts chilled lemonade. Add some mint, cucumber, orange or strawberry.

Summer Breeze
Recipe is for either glass or jug
1 and a half parts vodka
half part elderflower cordial
2 parts apple juice or apple cider
2 parts white grapefuit juice
grapefruit wedge to garnish

1. Fill a highball glass with ice and squeeze in a wedge of grapefruit. Add vodka, elderflower cordial and apple juice and top with grapefruit juice. Stir well and serve.

Passionfruit Mojito
Recipe is per glass
20 ml Monin Passion fruit puree
60 ml white rum
100ml perrier lime
Half of a fresh lime
10 mint leaves
crushed ice
Muddle lime wedges, lime and passion fruit puree in the bottom of a glass. Add crushed ice. Top up with rum, stir gently and add Perrier lime water. Top up with more crushed ice and decorate with fresh mint sprig

Champagne Cocktail
Recipe is per glass
15 ml gin
10 ml lemon juice
5 ml sugar syrup
30 ml fresh pomegranate juice
Build the ingredients in a chilled champagne flute, top with champagne and garnish with lemon zest.

Russian Spring Punch
12 shots of vodka
3 shots of Creme de Cassis
1 bottle of champagne or sparkling white wine

1. Fill glasses with ice
2. Mix vodka and creme de cassis in jug
3. Add champagne to jug just before serving to retain the fizz
4. Serve in glasses and garnish with lemon slice or raspberries

Cosmopolitan cocktail
Recipe is per glass
half of a lime, chopped
30 mls of vodka
60 mls of cranberry juice
10 mls of lime juice
crushed ice
orange zest

Muddle chopped lime in glass (I'm guessing that squeezing lime into the glass will suffice for those without 'muddlers'!), pour vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice into glass. Top with crushed ice and orange zest.


Vanilla Apple Dry Mocktail (serves 8)
from Womans Day magazine Dec 12

4 limes, cut into wedges
2 cups apple juice
2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
1 litre ginger ale
Green apple slices, to serve

1. Squeeze half a lime into each glass. Add quarter of a cup apple juice and 1 teaspoon syrup to each. Stir to combine. Add ice and top up with ginger ale. Serve with apple slices

Raspberry Watermelon Crush (serves 8)
from Womans Day magazine Dec 12

1 kg seedless watermelon, rind removed, chopped
500 g frozen raspberries
1 bunch of mint leaves, plus extra to serve
1 litre lemonade, chilled

1. Cover watermelon with plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes
2. In a bowl, mix watermelon, raspberries and mint together until well combined. Spoon evenly into glasses. Top up with lemonade and serve with mint leaves.

Have a great night and Happy New Year!


Leonie said...

Hope you and your family have a happy new Year Megan.
That white wine sangria sounds delicious!
Im not much of a drinker so would might have to try the mocktails instead, still sound very yummy!

Unknown said...

Thanks for these! Might have to try some of them out! Happy New Year to you and yours :) Jenny

Katie said...

These sound yummy Megan :-) Wishing you a happy new year and all the best for 2012!

tartankiwi said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy New Year! Hope you enjoy bring in the New Year in style with the help of some of these recipes. I look forward to following your further adventures in crafting and parenting next year.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

hey Megan - thanks for these...I LOVE a cocktail. My drink of the season (just FYI) is 'Christmas in a glass' which is simply prosecco mixed with a few drops of gingerbread syrup. Glorious.
Happy new year to you
fee xxx

Kylie said...

Yum these cocktails look divine. I wonder how many I can test out this summer? Happy New Year to you x Kylie

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