Refreshing Ideas for New Years Parties

Published: Thu 31 Dec 2009 02:31 PM offers Ideas for New Years Parties
If you are planning to host a New Years party this year you might be looking for some help to make it extra special or at the very least more unique. A part of most New Years Eve parties is various alcoholic drinks. Instead of just providing (or having guests bring their own) the regular beer, wine, rum, vodka and rye, why not create a theme around the drinks available.
There are various cocktails and shooters that have a Holiday theme to their names or appearance. A quick visit to shows more than 25 different recipe ideas with a Holiday theme. One idea is to setup a table with the various ingredients for the drinks with small recipe cards and the appropriate glasses so everyone can be their own bartender. Here is a sample of some recipes to try:
North Pole Cocktail
1.0 dollop Whipped Cream 1.0 each Egg White 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.
After the party is over and you have lots of leftovers you can head on over to again and enter the ingredients you have to find all the other drinks you can make with them. iDRINK has over 32000 cocktail recipes to experiment with. Have a happy holiday season, don't over indulge and please drink responsibly.

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