7 cocktail recipes that add a twist to your New Year’s celebration – Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 29, 2021 by No Comments

After another year of anything can happen, we’ve earned the right to sit back, relax and toast ourselves for weathering 2021. We’ve also earned the right to pamper ourselves. So before you raise that glass, channel your inner mixologist and fill it with something special. Try an espresso martini, or new versions of Old Fashioneds. Embrace the cold and sip on something warm, or transport yourself somewhere tropical and whip up a batch of fruity punch for you and close friends (with summer glassware, of course). Add a few festive bites, a roaring fire and your favorite people and you have all the ingredients for a memorable New Year’s Eve. Go ahead and celebrate — remember, you’ve earned it.

Tropical Storm

Serves 20.

“It’s no secret that hurricane season is a busy time in the South,” writes author Carrie Morey in “Hot Little Suppers” (Harper Horizon, 2021). “Thankfully, we rarely experience a devastating Category 5 storm like Hugo. Usually, it’s a few small hurricanes that turn into tropical storms before they hit.” Hence the name of this batch cocktail recipe from Morey’s husband, John.

• 1 (1-liter) bottle dark rum

• 1 (1-liter) bottle light rum

• 1 1/2 c. fresh lime juice

• 1 c. freshly squeezed orange juice

• 1 c. mango juice

• 1 c. pineapple juice

• 1/2 c. passion fruit juice

• 1/4 c. grenadine

• 1/2 c. simple syrup (see below)

• Soda water

• Orange slices for garnish


In a large pitcher, combine the dark rum, light rum, lime juice, orange juice, mango juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit juice, grenadine and simple syrup.

Fill a glass with ice. Pour the cocktail so the glass is 3/4 full. Top with soda water.

Stir and garnish with an orange slice.

To make simple syrup: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup water. Bring the mixture to a low boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat, and let it cool completely. Store leftover syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Berry Apple Fizz

Serves 1.

Note: This attractive mocktail combines a cinnamon-spiced red berry syrup with apple juice or cider and is served over crushed ice. A nice option to …….

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