New Year’s Eve is one of the most highly celebrated events widely across the globe. The vibe and the energy it gets into the ambience of the party constitute the spirit of the people who are tip-toed ready to welcome the arrival of one more year. Full of life, studded with joy, a cocktail is an integral part of any party. Champagne, on the contrary, is still considered to be the party potion; Cocktail always occupies a cozy little corner of every party-animals’ heart. Galaxy Training Australia brings to you 5 such cocktails which are bartender approved, that promises to give you a new high this New Year’s. Check out this lip-smacking list:
The magic the lemons, pears, oranges gets in with a hint of cinnamon, Rum surrenders to the flavours of these beauties by giving them the opportunity to overpower it. The strong, demanding and inevitable gush of these pungent citrus nymphs is definitely not easy to overlook. This combo is further enhanced with the arrival of Ale which is carefully poured and mixed to make this as one of the most desirable drinks on this planet.
• 8 oz Rye Whiskey
• 6 oz Dark rum
• 3 oz Orange juice
• 2 oz Lemon juice
• 8 oz Cinnamon pear syrup*
• 2 12-oz cans of ale (such as Lucky Town pub ale)
Mint with a hint of lime which is excitedly mixed with scotch to woo your senses when the drink itself says– Ain’t I the one you were looking for? This cocktail as the name itself suggests sets the party on fire with its taste setting the tongues ablaze with the fire of passion and energy to keep you up and running till the wee hours of the New Year’s dawn. Ingredients I heard? Here you go…
• 3⁄4 oz Fresh lime juice
• 1⁄2 oz Simple syrup
• 6 Mint leaves
• 2 oz Bowmore 12-year-old single-malt scotch
• 1⁄2 oz Campari
Irish whiskey poured inside the warm serving glass followed by a sinful spoon of brown sugar and freshly brewed coffee – Heaven already? How about giving it all a nice stir and then adding some fresh cream with an inverted spoon to present you with the royal rich taste of wishful doze caffeine to keep those feet tapping all night while your mind is busy partying? Irish Coffee it is!
• 1 1⁄2 oz Irish whiskey
• 2 tsp Brown sugar
• Brewed coffee, hot
• Garnish: Whipped cream
A perfect alternative for all over “I do not drink” exceptions that are there at the party just to extract the vibe of it is Winter sour. Not to blame them for their preference, but give them something that they would not feel ‘out-of-the-place’ with. Winter sour is the exact match for these non-alcoholic buddies who would go ga-ga over the Rosemary, clover honey and egg whites that give them the good feel of enjoying the party with a ‘glass’ in their hands.
• 1 1⁄2 oz Meyer lemon juice
• 1 oz Egg white (around 1 egg’s worth)
• 1 oz Campari
• 1 1⁄2 oz Clover honey syrup
• Garnish: Rosemary sprig
Finally moving to the toast which talks about all those good things that happened in the year and all those good things we expect from the New Year. Here’s ending this list with the final drink – Final Indulgence. The figs and cinnamon act as this drink’s bridesmaids who carefully present this beauty to celebrate the last left minutes of the year. High on flavour, this drink is also famous with its Vanilla flavour added to it that gets a bonus high-five from the whiskey lovers all over.
• 2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
• 3⁄4 oz Dow’s Fine Tawny Port
• 1⁄4 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao A La Vanille
• 1⁄4 oz Fig syrup
• 10 drops Bittercube cherry bark vanilla bitters
Samara Robinson was born and raised in Canberra, Australia. She is a mother who loves cooking and binging over a book with a bowl of popcorn. Her love for language and colours has made her write on varied topics like from food to fashion, gardening to parenting and health to partying. She is a trained dancer and a singer with an acquired taste towards dramatics and tribal art forms. She now works for Australia’s leading RSA and RSG training company Galaxy Training Australia as a Creative Content Developer with her extensive experience in the field of Online Marketing.