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New year's eve is right around the corner. what am I gonna wear? Who am I gonna kiss? should I go out or stay in? all those question you're asking yourself hysterically, are dynamic and changeable; but if there's one thing sure: You just can't countdown to New Year's without a drink in your hand! And no, I'm not talking about your favorite champagne! Why not ring in the new year in style? So if you're anything like me and you like to think outside of the box; here are my selections and recipes that for an extra festive and stylish new year celebration!
"A party ain't a celebration without Grey Goose":
The smooth taste of Grey Goose vodka, which comes from Single-origin French ingredients is perfect for new year's cocktails!
Le Grand Fizz which is Grey Goose signature's cocktail is all about south of France elegant chic! with a refreshing taste of citrus blossom and only 4 ingredients it's definitely a new year's must!
1 Grey Goose Vodka (375ml bottle)
1 St. Germain Liqueur (200ml bottle)
4 Fever-Tree Club Soda (200ml bottles)
6 Fresh Limes
Another fabulous new year's recipe and the perfect excuse for a late night caffeine dose is L'espresso Martini: The delicate flavor of Grey Grey
Goose Vodka compliments the delicate sweetness of the coffee liqueur mixed with a fresh shot of espresso to balance and shake things up!
1 1/2 parts Grey Goose
1 part Single Origin Finest Quality Espresso
3/4 part Premium Coffee Liqueur
Pinch of Salt
Dark Chocolate Powder
MARTINI'S Sparkling Collection - Fun Fun Fun:
Aromatic & Fruity Martini Asti:
Martini Asti is entirely made from Muscat: One of the most unique grape types of Italy and the star of Piedmont region.
with a rich gold color and balanced acidity, this full body fruity wine is enriched with the aromas of roses, citruses and honey to please your palate! Size: 750 ml Alcohol Vol: 7.5%
Sparkly & Elegant Martini Rose:
Very Well balanced Semi Dry and delicate Rose wine, with a fruity and sublime blend of grapes from northern Italy; and an alluring scent of Citruses, Peaches, Rose petals, and Violets that brings the entire combination into an harmony.
Size: 750 ml Alcohol Vol: 8.5%
Light & Tasty Martini Brut:
Martini Brut is 100% made from Galera and Chardonnay grapes grown in the Veneto-Fruili region of Italy.
This low acidity classic and dry, yet very fresh sparkling wine is enriched with the flavors of pear and apple to create a light and tasty combination! Size: 750 ml Alcohol Vol: 11.5%
Recommendations & recipes:
Martini's famous sparkling can be served excellently on their own (chilled), or as a cocktail fresh toppers.
Martini's Vermouth Collection :
Vermouth is a light fragranced beverage that is easy to be mistaken as a spirit, but It’s actually an aromatic wine;
which is a type of wine that has been flavored with various spices and herbs like: cinnamon, citrus peel, cardamom, chamomile, coriander, juniper, ginger etc. Vermouth, was originally marketed for medicinal purposes though after a while It went on to became a celebrated aperitif, served on its own or in a cocktail.
Martini's Vermouth comes in different flavors: from Bianco (enriched with Vanilla beans) , to the Rossato (enriched with raspberry and spices) you're sure in for a treat!
Mix & Match - Martini Vermouth Cocktail Recipes for new year:
The Perfect Aperativo:
- 50% Martini Vermouth
- 50% Tonic
Mix everything together in a wine glass, add some ice, and that's it!
0.25 ml Martini Rosso
0.25 ml Bombay Sapphire
0.25 ml Martini Bitter
Mix everything together in a glass, add some ice & garnish with a fresh Orange wedge
With a little bit of planning, most of these drinks can be prepped ahead of time so you can mix them up quickly throughout the night, leaving you plenty of time to be the perfect host. And Don't forget! the Non drinkers deserve some beautiful "mock-tails" (Virgin cocktails) as well!
Wishing you guys a very Happy new year!
Participated in this article:
Kochavit Akunis - Eight 30 Blog
Shantih Gidron - The Funy Bunny
Yael Kimelman - Life By B
Asaf Liberfrund - The Street Vibe
Pictures by: Nimrod Kapeluto