2 Classic Cocktails for New Year’s Day

The Aftermath

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New Year’s Eve is only 2 days away! We have begun the countdown to help you prepare for the biggest party of the year! Today we are giving you 2 Cocktails for New Year’s Day to spark a fantastic brunch and cure any hangover. 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, 6 New Year’s Eve Plans, 5 Golden Drinks, 4 New Year’s Resolutions and 3 Lucky New Year’s Eve Food. Cheers to 2017!

2. The Bloody Mary

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Bloody Marys are a crowd pleaser New Year’s Day because this cocktail has all of the nutrients and spice to cure any hangover. It is one of the few drinks that are acceptable to drink before noon. And, if you’re looking to really spice things up, you can add a toppings bar that allows your guests to fix all of their favorite bacon, shrimp, olive, and even smoked cheese toppings. It’s a meal in a glass! Below is a recipe you can use to serve up your best Bloody Mary.

Like tequila better than vodka? Make a Bloody Maria instead! Just substitute the vodka for tequila!

Ingredients

  • ¼ C. tomato juice
  • 5 oz. vodka
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ tsp. freshly grated horseradish
  • Dashes of hot pepper sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dash of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 C. ice cubes
  • Optional toppings: lemon wedge, slice of bacon, shrimp skewered, celery, cornichons

Directions

In a highball glass combine the tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir well then transfer to another glass filled with ice. Top with lemon juice and garnish as desired. Decorate your drink with a simple celery stalk in the glass or skewer some food toppers and lay across the top of the glass. Enjoy!

1. The Mimosa

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The Mimosa is another classic brunch cocktail, perfect for New Year’s Day! This cocktail is more refreshing and light. Mimosas are made with equal parts fresh orange juice and dry sparkling wine. A “Cava” from Spain or American sparkling wine or Prosecco are all great options.

Ingredients

  • Fresh orange juice
  • Dry sparkling wine

Directions

A mimosa is equal parts OJ and sparkling wine. Fill your glass halfway with the sparkling wine, then top with orange juice and enjoy! Just for fun, add any fruit juice you would like with the sparkling wine to make a change to the classic OJ mimosa.

Happy New Year’s!

Cheers,

Danyelle

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