31 Dec New Year's Eve: Goodbye 2015
Feeling Pig-tastic on New Year’s Eve 2015!
Wow, another year has come and went. Tonight is the last day of 2015; the thought of this seems so surreal. It is my hopes that you laughed often, loved much and accomplished many good things this year. As 2015 comes to an end, may you be surrounded by good friends and the sounds of laughter and merriment. celebrating in a safe manner with designated drivers and people who have your best interest at heart.
New Year’s Eve Drink Recipes
As you celebrate, I am sure you will be trying new drinks so I have a few to share with you here. Before I began my career as a writer, I worked as a bartender and managed a night club for nearly twelve years. Here are some of my favorite (spiked) punch recipes from those days, and a couple of new ones for you to try as well. So that our article stays in the theme of all things pink with corkscrew tails, I am including some very intoxicating images for you to enjoy.
May the New Year usher in many great things to you and yours!
Holiday Citrus Punch
(a good excuse to break out the punch bowl)
2 cups bottled pear nectar
4 cups orange juice
2 cups chilled club soda
1 cup Bacardi light rum
Orange slices for garnish
Set a fine mesh sieve over a large punch bowl. Pour 2 cups of bottled pear nectar and 4 cups of orange juice removed from blood oranges or regular juice oranges through the sieve. Before serving, stir in 2 cups of chilled club soda and 1 cup of Bacardi light rum. Let orange slices float in punch bowl. Pour into glasses over ice and garnish with additional orange slices.
Pomegranate Champagne Punch Recipe
(Another great punch bowl recipe)
1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup pear nectar
1/4 cup Grand Marnier orange-flavored liqueur
1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne
In a large pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, pear nectar and the Grand Marnier orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add the Champagne. Serve over ice. You can also substitute the Champagne for other sparkling white wines for delectable and festive libations.
Apple Cider, Cranberry and Ginger Holiday Punch
Bring out your favorite holiday glassware!
1/3 cup fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh apple cider
2/3 cup chilled ginger beer
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 1/2 ounces (1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons) gin
Muddle cranberries with sugar in a pitcher. Add the apple cider, ginger beer, lemon juice and gin. Divide among four glasses and serve chilled or over ice.
HAVE FUN ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
SEE YOU IN 2016!!!!