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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%.

 

Elegant Cocktails with Cava

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Each year, the holiday season witnesses the come back of sparkling wines in our lives as we celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve with friends and family. Along with Champagne and ProseccoCava is an all time favourite and its popularity never decreases. Yet, after numerous celebrations, one might need some novelty as we toast with our loved ones. This is why we discovered these interesting ideas to pimp up your Cava and add some dash to your usual drink.

The Bubbly Mary

The lightest offspring of the Bloody Mary Family is an interesting cocktail to add some elegance and refinement to your Friday usual. What’s more, the bubbles transform an old-fashioned cocktail into a modern drink

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 lime slice
  • 2 oz Cava
  • 4 oz Tomato juice
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 dashes of Worcester sauce
  • 1 pinch of Ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika 
  • 1 pinch celery salt

Preparation 

Squeeze the lemon and lime slices in the shaker, add the tomato juice and the paprika, celery salt and pepper, as well as the Tabasco and Worcester sauce in the shake the mix. Pour in a glass and add the Cava which you will gently mix with the preparation to preserve the sparkling properties. 

The Apple Pumpkin Spice Sangria 

Over the last decade, pumpkin has been invading your autumnal coffee with regularity. Now, you can extend the trend to the heart of winter thanks to this exciting recipe!

Ingredient

  • 4 apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 4 cups apple moonshine
  • 1 bottle of Cava

Preparation

Cut the apples, oranges, pears and place them in a punch bowl. After, add the cranberries, the pumpkin purée and all the spices along with the cider and moonshine. Pour the Cava and let sit overnight for the ingredients to release their aromas. 

The Pomegranate Twist

This easy cocktail will revolutionise your boring New Year’s appetiser into an innovative drink. Sometimes, simplicity is the answer and the association pomegranate juice really does create a novel beverage.

Ingredients

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 30ml pomegranate juice
  • 90ml Cava 
  • Pomegranate Arils

Preparation

Mix the cold Cava with the pomegranate juice. To strengthen the sweetness, do not hesitate to add a sugar cube. Finally, to give your drink a more sophisticated look, simply add some frozen pomegranate Arils which will keep the liquid cold and release a more intense aroma as it melts.   

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Freixenet Excelencia Brut is a sparkling wine made by Freixenet from the region of Cava.

 

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Codorniu Cuvée Gran Cremant Brut is a sparkling wine made by Codorníu from the region of Cava based on viura, xarel·lo and macabeo.

How to alternate different wines at New Year’s Eve dinner

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Very special holidays are coming, where gastronomy will be the star and wine is central axis of friends and family gatherings. You can already choose your wine for Christmas if you want your dinner to be a success; choose quality and variety, and be sure they will thank you for it.

Fish, meat, desserts… at Christmas we eat too much and so varied, that is why we must alternate different wines especially on New Year’s Eve dinner, which is usually longer.

From white to red. It is a traditional way to alternate them and as some tastings are usually carried out. This is usually because of what we eat, since usually we begin, as starters, with snacks, soups and some fish, so white wines are preferred. Sirloin steak, turkey or pork as main courses open a wide field for us to finish the dinner with a powerful red. In this way, the flavours will be more intense at every moment of dinner. Normally, a white and two or three red wines are served to produce more impact on the palate.

From dry to sweet. Everything depends on the menu, but another way is to start with white or dry red wines to switch to sweet wines, such as Muscat, with desserts. The combination of dry with starters and main courses will be much better when paired properly, and the soft and sweet ones (where white grapes are lifted), pair perfectly with nougat and marzipan. Also, in this way, dinner is less indigestible.

By protocol. The first wine is usually uncorked and tasted by the host of the dinner, although he may make honours to some guest to taste it. After opening the bottle, it can be left on the table, although the right to do is leave it on a side table and serve it as the glasses get empty. The first glasses are filled halfway and then to consumer tastes. The protocol marks to serve firstly white and rosé wines at a temperature of 10°, then the reds at room temperature of 20º and finally sherry, sweet wine or sparkling wine at about 8º.

Do you already have the wines for New Year’s Eve dinner? We recommend:

 

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Pruno 2014: a red wine with Ribera del Duero DO made with tinta fina of 2014 and with an alcohol content of 13.5º. Pruno 2014 is ideal to combine with barbecue and game. 

 

 

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Juan Gil 4 Meses 2014: a wine red with the Jumilla DO vinified with monastrell from 2014 and presents an alcohol content of 14.5º.

 

 

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El Novio Perfecto 2014  is a white wine with Valencia DO from vintage 2014 and with an alcohol proof of 12º. 

 

 

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Recaredo Brut de Brut 2006:  a sparkling wine from this DO: Cava with the best bunches of 2006 xarel·lo and macabeo and with an alcoholic strength of 11.5º.

 

 

Start new year with sparkling wine

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During this Christmas 2013, everyone buy wine. But even more important than all others, the sparkling wine or champagne cannot be forgotten. It is a must have celebrate New Year?s Eve. To start 2014 nothing better than a toast with a sparkling wine, champagne or cava. It will perfectly accompany all your good resolutions.

This fantastic sparkling wine of high class and quality is the ideal drink for good parties. Champagne is produced using traditional methods (such as cava) which are adapted to the specific areas where it is produced. The Montagne de Reims, the vallée de la Marne, the côte des blancs, or the Aube vineyard for Champagne, and Penedes, Catalonia and other regions such as Valencia, La Rioja, Navarre, the Extremadura, Aragon and Burgos for Cava.

The grapes used for the production are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier for the Champagne and Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel.lo for cava. These varieties provide a unique flavour, freshness, body, aroma…

There are different types of sparkling wines, always depending on the amount of added sugar. The Brut Nature is one of the purest because only wine is added. It has a better quality and is in great demand among connoisseurs. In contrast, the production of Semi sec is made with an addition of 32 to 50g of sugar per liter and the production decreasing every year. In addition, the pink champagne or Cava is increasingly popular and is required more and more on our tables, especially for Christmas.

For these days, we recommend some ideal sparkling wines to enjoy nougat, chocolate or other desserts & sweets of the season:

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Billecart Salmon Brut Réserve

 

 

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Bollinger Special Cuvée