5 Golden Drinks

New Year’s Eve is only 5 days away! We have begun the countdown to help you prepare for the biggest party of the year! Today we are giving you 5 Golden Drinks to indulge in this New Year’s Eve. Just in case you missed the start of the countdown, here’s 10 Champagne Cocktails for the New Year, 9 Hangover Cures, 8 New Year’s Eve Traditions, 7 Bottles of Bubbly for the New Year, and 6 New Year’s Eve Plans. Cheers to 2017!

When I think of New Year’s Eve décor and colors that symbolize New Year’s, gold is what sticks out to me. Gold dresses, gold sparkles, golden champagne, gold sequins, gold confetti, and GOLDEN COCKTAILS are what make this holiday shine so bright. So, if you’re playing host this year, try out these Sparkling 5 Golden Drinks recipes, and bring the golden theme to life this New Year’s Eve!

5. Pot of Gold Cocktail

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This Pot of Gold Cocktail is one of my favorite go-to cocktails combining whiskey and ginger ale. Whiskey makes a great mixer for golden cocktails because of the golden hue, and, it’s always delicious!

Ingredients:

1 oz. whiskey

4 oz. ginger ale

Orange Twist

Gold sugar glitter

Slice of Orange

Directions:

Rim the top of a chilled glass with the orange slice and gently dip in golden edible glitter for a beautiful appearance. Add whiskey to the glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a twist of orange rind.

4. The Golden Boy

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Ingredients:

1 oz. Amontillado Sherry

½ Tbsp. of simply syrup

2 drops of Angostura bitters

Pinch of gold dust (can get in baking aisle)

5 oz. dry Cava

Lemon twist

Directions

Add the Sherry, simple syrup, bitters, and gold dust to a Martini glass and lightly stir. Top with chilled Cava and garnish with a lemon twist!

3. Ginger Gold Rush

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Ingredients

1.5 oz. Ginger Liqueur

1.5 oz Bourbon

.5 oz. fresh lemon juice

Directions

Shake all of the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.

2. Golden Ale Beer Cocktail

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Ingredients

1 lemon wedge

Smoked sea salt

1 Tbsp. of hot sauce

2 oz. vodka

½ oz. Elderflower liqueur

½ oz. Kemon juice

½ oz. lime juice

1 Tbsp. honey simple syrup

2-3 oz. Belgian style golden ale beer

Directions

Rim a cocktail glass with the lemon wedge and gently roll in the smoked sea salt. In a shaker add the hot sauce, vodka, Elderflower liqueur, lime and lemon juice, and the honey syrup. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Stir in the Belgian ale.

1. Mulled Pineapple Cocktail

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Ingredients

Pineapple Garnish:

12 cubes (3/4-in) of fresh pineapple

1 Tbsp. granulated sugar

¼ tsp. Aleppo pepper

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. salt

Mulled Pineapple Juice:

1 Tbsp. black peppercorns

1 Tbsp. whole allspice berries

1 Tbsp. whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

4 C. pineapple juice

6 oz. dark rum

2 oz. brandy

1 vanilla bean pod, split in half lengthwise, seeds scraped out

Directions

For the pineapple garnish preheat the broiler and arrange pineapple cubes on a baking sheet with foil. Combine the sugar, pepper, ground cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle pineapple cubes with mixture. Caramelize the pineapples 2-4 minutes under the broiler. Skewer the pineapples when cool to garnish drink.

For the mulled pineapple juice place the allspice, peppercorns, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until fragrant.   Add the pineapple juice, vanilla bean and seeds, rum and brandy and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce to lowest setting and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain mixture and ladle juice into heat-proof cups. Garnish with pineapple skewers.

Enjoy your golden cocktails!
Cheers,

Danyelle

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