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New Year’s Eve Cocktail Inspiration

 TAGS:undefinedIn a few days, we will celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Of course, you probably already have a menu planned for the day but did you consider the drinks? Indeed, the last evening of the year has to be celebrated with elegance and class. That is why we compiled several ideas to inspire you!

4 Delicious Cocktails for your holidays

The holiday season is a long period with many celebrations. Make sure to always have an innovative cocktail idea at hand with those four cocktails! They manage to embody both the Winter spirit and the celebratory atmosphere.

4 Original and Infallible Cocktails to revive the Christmas spirit

What is better to enjoy this time than with luscious and original cocktails? Find the recipes to make a warm vodka-based Winter Sun; a whiskey-based Rothes Original, a Pomegranate Champagne and sweet Mount Christ with orange liqueur. 

3 Unbeatable Cocktails With Champagne For Your New Year’s Eve Aperitif

Champagnes are the main protagonists of New Year’s Eve drinks. How about adding a little bit of originality to them? Find delicious cocktail recipes with Champagne and toast in a different way.

7 Alcohol-free Cocktails for Everyone

Tough cocktails are often associated with alcohol, there exists a wide variety of them which are completely lacking alcohol. These alcohol-free cocktails are ideal when celebrating with the whole family as they enable each to toast!

Cocktails Galore – Choose your alcohol

Another way to decide what cocktail to make for your New Year’s Eve is to first look at the type of spirits you prefer (or the one you still have at home from last year). The most common types of cocktails are vodka-based (I) (II) (III), though rum and whiskey remain two serious contenders.

 

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Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack,  a whisky produced by Jack Daniel’s Distillery from the United States with an alcoholic content of 15%.

 

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Smirnoff Gold, s produced by The Smirnoff Company from Russia with an alcohol content of 37.5%.

 

Delicious Cocktails for your Holidays

 TAGS:undefinedAs daylight makes itself scarce, you might feel like retreating into your home to drink tea under blankets. This also means longer nights and more time to go out and spend time with your friends. A great alternative to fight winter blues and to make the most of your holiday season. Here are some ideas to brighten your social evenings: 

Cranberry Mojitos

What says party better than a mojito and what fruit evokes Christmas better than cranberries? None, that is why Cranberry Mojitos were created for December!

Ingredients for 4 drinks:

  •  8 oz cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 40 mint leaves 
  • 4 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 8 oz of rum
  • Seltzer water

Preparation:

Add the cranberries, sugar and water to a pot and let it simmer for 10 minutes (but do not bring to a boil). Once cold, you can start the making the mojitos: put 10 mint leaves,  and one tbsp of lime juice, and press the leaves to release the mint aromas. Pour 2 oz of rum and 2 oz of the cranberry preparation in the glass. Finally, fill up the glass with the Seltzer water, ice cubes and some fresh cranberries. 

Winter Sangria

Though Sangria is traditionally associated with Summertime, there is no reason to deprive yourself of a fun sangria evening thanks to this spice-rich recipe!

Ingredients for one punch bowl

  • 1 bottle of sweet red wine
  • 1 bottle of apple cider
  • 2 clementines
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate
  • Rosemary for each glass

Preparation

Peel and slice the mandarines and the apples and cut the cranberries in half. Pour the wine, cider and sliced fruits in a large bowl stir to mix the whole and let infuse in a cold place. Serve with ice cubes and a branch of rosemary.

Jingle Juice

The perfect rum-based fruity cocktail to forget the harshness of winter and celebrate the holiday season with friends.

Ingredients for a punch bowl

Citrus Sugar:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon grapefruit zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Punch:

Preparation

To make the citrus sugar, put all the zests with the sugar, the ginger and the cinnamon, press it to release the aromas and put it to rest. Next, place the citrus sugar in the punch bowl and add the add the juices and nectars while stirring. Pour the alcohol and the sparkling water. Finally, incorporate the freshly sliced fruits into the mix. 

Christmas Coffee Cocktail

The ideal drink if you want to stay awake, savour an original cocktail and enjoy the holiday spirit. Moreover, this drink can be served warm or cold! 

Ingredients

4 oz strong coffee
1 1/2 oz amaretto liqueur
1 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
1 oz butterscotch schnapps
1 oz creme de cocoa
fresh whipped cream
grated chocolate, for garnish

Preparation

Mix and stir the coffee and liqueurs in a glass. Add whipped cream and garnish with grated chocolate.

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Faustino VII is a blend based on tempranillo grapes becoming more and more popular. Not only in Spain but all over the world.

 

 

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Porta 6 Branco 2016 is an entertaining composition of Portuguese and French grape varieties such as sauvignon blanc, arinto and fernao pires.

 

Moscow Mule, a powerful cocktail with vodka

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Cocktails with vodka will give much to talk about from now on. In the meantime, we leave you with one of the most delicious cocktails, where vodka is the absolute protagonist.

It offers different tastes, slightly citric and stronger, and the contrast of the ginger beer. This cocktail has its origin in the liquor store Cock ‘n Bull in the U.S., in the 40s, in which two friends mixed typical flavors from this place and from a tavern where they drank beer. They chose the ginger flavor to find out its result when mixing it with vodka. And by chance, as with most cocktails, they found an exceptional taste later popularized worldwide.

Some other sources indicate that the cocktail was developed in the Mula restaurant in Hollywood, where they decided to put together all the less mixed and less demanded ingredients in any cocktail, resulting in this combination.

It is a refreshing cocktail, with a slightly exotic touch thanks to the lime. Anyway, it did not get the success often achieved with other cocktails with lime juice and vodka, such as the mojito or caipirinha. It is drunk at any time of day, but at night in the summertime tastes much better.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml vodka
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 90 ml ginger beer

Preparation

It’s really easy to prepare, since all we need is to mix vodka, ginger beer and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain all content in a tall glass with plenty of ice. Finally, we can decorate it with a slice of lime, and we can also frost the top of the glass with sugar to make it sweeter.

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Smirnoff Red Label Screw Cap 1L

 

 

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Grey Goose Vodka 1L

The Irish Coffee

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Irish coffee is a cocktail created in 1940 thanks to a delayed flight of Pan American. Its creator Joe Sheridan wanted to add Irish whiskey to his coffee, because of the cold suffered by passengers. He then presented it as an Irish coffee.

Ingredients:

  • Irish whiskey 30ml, as Jameson or Bushmills Original.
  • 1 cup of coffee
  • Cream
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground coffee for garnish

Preparation:

Step 1:

If you have a coffee machine, heat the cup with the vaporizer. Otherwise you can use hot water, leaving the cup enough for it to take the ideal temperature.

Step 2:

Now mix the whiskey and sugar, pour into a saucepan and heat gently. You must be careful that the sugar is dissolved in whiskey. When this is the case, pour the mixture into the preheated cup.

Step 3:

Place your coffee carefully on top of the whiskey and sugar. Pour slowly over the back of a spoon, or drag on the walls of the cup.

Step 4:

Beat the cream before putting it in the cup to make it fluffy. The goal is not to mix the ingredients. Use the same technique as for coffee. Use the back of a spoon to introduce the cream gently into the cup.

To decorate the Irish coffee, you can sprinkle a little cinnamon on the wet edge of the glass. You can also add ground coffee at your convenience. It depends on personal taste.

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Paddy Old Irish Whiskey 1L

 

 

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Tullamore Dew 1L

Cocktails mit Whisky

 TAGS:Viele finden es schade, Whisky zu mischen, andere widerum nicht. Diesmal möchte ich nicht auf die Diskussion eingehen und möchte Ihnen die besten Cocktails mit Whisky vorstellen. Jetzt müssen sie nur noch vorbereitet werden und danach können sie probiert werden. Wir sind gespannt auf Ihre Meinung:

Manhattan

Dieser Cocktail ist ohne Zweifel der wichtigste, der mit Whisky zubereitet wird. Die Erfindung dieses Cocktails geht auf Jenny Jerome zurück, die Frau von Randolph Churchill, die ihn auf einem Fest im York City’s Manhattan Club in Manhattan erfunden hat.

Zutaten

  • 5 Teile Whisky
  • 2 Teile roter Wermut
  • 1 Tropfen Angosturabitter
  • 1 Kirsche oder Maraschino zur Zierde

Zubereitung

  • Schütten Sie den roten Wermut und den Tropfen Angosturabitter in einen Cocktailbecher und mischen Sie gut.
  • Servieren Sie ohne Eis in einem Martiniglas, schmücken Sie mit einer Kirsche oder Maraschino
  • Man kann ihn auch mit trockenem Wermut zubereiten, in dem Fall verziert man ihn mit einer Zitronenscheibe
  • Für die Zubereitung von diesem Cocktail verwendet man Whisky aus Roggen oder kanadischen Whisky.

Rob Roy

Ein schottischer Cocktail, der auf einen der berühmtesten Romane von Walter Scott zurückgeht. Er ist dem Helden grosser Abenteuer gewidmet.

Zutaten

  • 1 Teil schottischer Whisky
  • 1 Teil roter Wermut
  • 3 Tropfen Angosturabitter
  • Eis nach Belieben
  • 1 Kirsche oder Maraschino zur Zierde

Zubereitung

  • Schütten Sie den Whisky, den roten Wermut und die Tropfen Angosturabitter und Eis in einen Cocktailbehälter, mischen Sie gut.
  • Servieren Sie es in einem Martiniglas ohne Eis, schmücken Sie es mit einer Kirsche oder Maraschino.
  • Es empfiehlt sich für diesen Cocktail die Gläser einzukühlen.

Whisky Sour

Der Zitronengeschmack passt gut zu destillierten Likören, der Whisky ist nicht die Ausnahme.

Zutaten:

  • 1 Teil Zitronensaft
  • 1 Teil Whisky
  • Zucker oder Zucker-Zitronensaftmischung
  • 1 Kirsche oder Maraschino zur Zierde
  • Eis anch Belieben

Zubereitung

  • Schütten Sie Whisky, Zitronensaft, Zucker oder  eine Zucker Zitornensaftmischung und Eis in einen Cocktailbecher, mischen Sie gut.
  • Servieren Sie in einem tiefen breiten Glas und verzieren Sie mit einer Kirsche oder Maraschino.
  • Sie können Ihn auch mit einem Mixer zubereiten
 

Mai Tai, the favorite among cocktails with rum

 TAGS:Considered the most popular among the drinks made with rum, the Mai Tai is a cocktail of high alcohol content which also contains curaçao and lime juice. It was invented in the United States, but is closely linked to the Tiki or Polynesian culture because of its exotic taste and fresh appearance.

The story goes that this cocktail was created in the Trader Vic bar in California by the barman Victor J. Begeron in 1944, who entertained some friends who were visiting him from Tahiti. Testing it, one would have exclaimed ?maitai roa? (“very good”) and it owes its name to that famous speech. 

This drink, made with rum as main ingredient, was popularized in America in the late 50’s and especially in the 60’s, when the singer Elvis Presley appeared in the film Blue Hawaii drinking it. 

Until today, the original recipe from Trader Vic is regarded by purists as ?the? only way to prepare it, but if you want to experiment, there are at least a dozen ways to make a Mai Tai. 

The Mai Tai recipe comprises the following ingredients:

  • 4 parts old rum.
  • 1 part orange curaçao, either triple sec or Cointreau 
  • 1 part natural lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup or caramel syrup 
  • 1 part almond syrup or amaretto 
  • 1 fresh mint sprig 
  • Crushed ice

After mixing these elements, stir it in a shaker and serve in a tall glass or Collins glass.

As we can see, this cocktail has a high alcoholic strength because of the spirits used in its preparation.

For example, rum is an alcoholic beverage obtained by fermentation of sugar cane, it is aged in oak barrels and can reach up to 80 degrees of alcohol, but to reduce this percentage it is added distilled water.

Meanwhile, curaçao or curacao is a liqueur produced by maceration in alcohol of the bitter bark of a variety of orange native to the island of the same name located in the Caribbean. Its alcohol strength ranges between 20 to 40 degrees.

There are several varieties of curacao, being the most common and known the triple sec or white curacao, a colorless liquor with over 40 degrees made by triple distillation from orange peels. It was invented in 1875 by Edouard Cointreau, who registered on his name in the village of Saint-Barthélemy d’Anjou (near Angers), in the Loire region in France.

Both lime juice and spoonfuls of sugar and almond syrup are added to the Mai Tai fulfill the function of sweetening the drink and give it a milder flavor. We do not recommend drinking it on an empty stomach since it is more like a digestif.

Given the fame achieved by this alcoholic beverage, there were other people who claimed themselves as the inventors of it. One is the barman Ernest Raymond Beaumont, also known asDon the Beachcomber, who told anyone who would listen to that he created the Mai Tai in 1933.

The recipe by Don the Beachcomber consists of:

  • 1 part dark rum 
  • 1 and 1/2 parts gold or white rum 
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon lemon or lime juice 
  • 1 part grapefruit juice 
  • 1 part sugar syrup 
  • 1/2 part Cointreau or triple sec 
  • 1/2 tablespoon of falernum or grenadine syrup (most used option) 
  • 2 or 3 drops of Angostura 
  • 1 dash of Pernod 
  • Ice 
  • 1 fresh mint sprig 
  • 1 pineapple wedge

The preparation of this version of the Mai Tai, apart from mixing dark and white rum, consists of adding the white rum after the other ingredients have been mixed and served in a tall glass.

The idea is that white rum remains at the surface, not mixed with other ingredients and stays with a more ?tropical? and bitter taste.

So, what version do you prefer? We recommend a couple of rums to make the best Mai Tai:

Ron Barceló Imperial

Ron Barceló Imperial is a warm and soft rum, perfect for mixing.

Captain Morgan Rum

Captain Morgan is a spiced rum, with the typical taste of British rum, perfect for cocktails as varied as this.

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Ron Barceló Imperial is a warm and soft rum, perfect for mixing.

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Captain Morgan is a spiced rum, with the typical taste of British rum, perfect for cocktails as varied as this.

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