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December 31, 2008

Some New Year's Eve drink ideas

Is there really a special New Year's Eve drink (besides champagne, of course?)

The folks over at emailed me some intruiging drink ideas, and I thought I'd pass 'em along. If you've got a NYE specialty drink, feel free to share it, too. Here's three ...

North Pole Cocktail

1.0 dollop  Whipped Cream
1.0 each  White Eggs
1.0 oz.  Gin
0.5 oz.  Lemon juice
0.5 oz.  Maraschino

Shake all ingredients (except whipped cream) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream and serve.


1.0 oz  Cognac
1.0 oz  Cointreau
1.0 oz  Lemon juice
1.5 oz  Rum

Shake over ice and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Steaming Hot Holiday Punch Recipe

3.0 cups  Apple Juice
1.5 teaspoons  ground Cinnamon
3  sticks Cinnamon
0.75 teaspoon  ground Cloves
6.0 cups  Cranberry juice
0.75 cup  Maple syrup
0.75 teaspoon  ground Nutmeg
3.0 cups  Orange juice
2.0 teaspoons  powdered Sugar

Combine all the ingredients in a very large heavy pan, except the cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil and turn to simmer for few minutes. You can put the ingredients in a crockpot after it has boiled and keep warm over low heat.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:33 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Drink-ology


Sam - Don't forget to spread the word regarding free cabs tonight!

Eggs and gin? That first drink sounds more like a Salmonella Surprise.


My Italian grandmom's water ice recipe calls for raw egg. I ate it every summer growing up and even made some myself in more recent years.


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