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New Year's Eve cocktail ideas needed

500500 Posts: 1,460
Looking for a balanced, not too sweet or tart adult cocktail recipe for the evening. My bar is pretty well stocked, but there is room for more. I need to stay away from something with bourbon in it though, as Mrs. 500 will drink anything except that. Thanks for suggestions.
Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
"Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,760

    Here is one:

     

    Vodka, Ciroc New Year's Eve Celebration

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 1/2 oz Ciroc vodka
    3/4 oz creme de cassis or creme de mure
    1 oz simple syrup
    3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
    Champagne
    Raspberries or grapes for garnish

    Procedure:

    1. Combine and shake vodka, creme de cassis or creme de mure, simple syrup and lemon juice and strain into an ice-filled highball or rocks glass. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with three skewered raspberries or grapes.

    2. Alternatively, this recipe could be made with three muddled red grapes (use fine strain if using the grapes), or to make a punch bowl of this recipe simply multiply quantities by however many guests, add ice, then top each serving with champagne.

    3. -- Smirnoff

    Recipe Type: Beverage

    Source
    Source: Florida Today, 2008/12/25

     

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  • Man, for ME, there isn't anything much better in the winter than a REALLY good Manhattan.

    I use Dickels Rye
    Formula Antica Sweet Vermouth (makes any drink with Sweet Vermouth AWESOME)
    Fee Brothers bitters
    BadaBing Cherries

    I follow the IBA recipe and mix the rye and vermouth nearly 2:1.  I like to shake them and then pour on the rocks in a rocks glass.  

    Man... getting thirsty just thinking about it!
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
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  • ha, just saw your note about the bourbon.  Well, scratch the manhattan.
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
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  • A true Margarita:  Tequila, juice from 1/2 lime and orange liquour, of your choice, to taste.  On the rocks , sin sal.
    Simi Valley, California
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  • Anything from the IBA's unforgettables list you don't know?


    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,808
    Add a glass or not. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • Amateur night.
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    Albuquerque, NM
    Large BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe
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  • Pegu Club

    • 2 oz Gin
    • .75 oz Orange Curaçao
    • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
    • 1 dash Orange bitters
    • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

    Chill, shake, and strain into a glass

    Cointreau or Grand Marnier can sub for the orange curacao


    Chicago, Illinois
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  • I have recently been enjoying gin out of our cabinet. Can't go wrong with a good old Tom Collins (stay away from that Collins mix crap, use fresh citrus). Or I have also been enjoying gin and tonic with a little campari or a g & t with a healthy dose of rhubarb bitters  
    Large BGE & mini stepchild. 
    The damp PNW 
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,414
    Create a martini and make it your own. This year I made a snowball martini. I did a peppermint too but my favorite is a lemon drop. I also do a chocolate martini for dessert. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • Amateur night.
    Oh, I fully agree.  We stay in.

    I'll probably open a bottle of vintage champagne, maybe start with a cocktail.  
    I'm making some blinis (using the recipe from the Cake Bible), some creme fresh (using buttermilk and heavy creme) and have two 8oz tins of osetra golden pearl caviar. 
    I'm going to sous vide some of these scallops as a main course.
    My wife who is a very talented pastry chef said that she would make anything I like.  Haven't made up my mind.  I like to light my NYE desserts on fire, lol.  Maybe baba au rum.
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,408
    How about a Dark and Stormy. If you can't find Goslings Ginger Beer, any brand will work. In a tall glass filled with ice add 4 - 5 oz of Gosling's Stormy Ginger Beer and top with Gosling's Black Seal Rum. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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  • Scorpion from Steve Crane’s Luau, 1958 1oz lime juice 2oz orange juice 2oz gold Puerto Rican rum 2oz gin 1oz brandy 3/4oz simple syrup 1oz orgeat syrup 8oz crushed ice Donate everything to a blender. Spin up like the devil for 3 seconds. Pour, unstrained, into a wisely sized bowl. Drink by yourself or with friends.
    Enjoying life in Cincinnati, Ohio - Large BGE & MiniMax BGE
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,244
    PBR?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 382
    I usually take a frosted glass and fill it with a good ipa
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,434
    Mickey said:
    Add a glass or not.
    The bottle is made of glass... that must count?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,434
    A true Margarita:  Tequila, juice from 1/2 lime and orange liquour, of your choice, to taste.  On the rocks , sin sal.
    +1. Use a good white (blanco) tequila. I prefer the flavor of key limes, and Cointreau over Grand Marnier. Make a simple syrup ( 1 cup sugar + 1cup water then boil and cool) for a little sweetness. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • 500500 Posts: 1,460
    Anything from the IBA's unforgettables list you don't know?



    Thanks. I've never seen this list; http://www.iba-world.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=532
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
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  • Absolutely!  Go down the list in order! :)
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
     Brillat-Savarin
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    Here's what we're having.
    magaritas.jpg 132.6K
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,435
    Whatever gets mixed up from this, could be a rough morning on Wednesday.
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA
    XL BGE - S BGE - Blackstone Pizza Oven - 30" Steel Fire Pit w/Cooking Grid - Hasty Bake Legacy - KJ Jr - Gasser
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,197
    DMW said:
    Whatever gets mixed up from this, could be a rough morning on Wednesday.
    If I were you... I'd squirrel that bottle on the far left front row away, drink it over ice and tell people it's vodka :))
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 5,435
    hapster said:


    DMW said:

    Whatever gets mixed up from this, could be a rough morning on Wednesday.

    If I were you... I'd squirrel that bottle on the far left front row away, drink it over ice and tell people it's vodka :))


    You mean the peppermint schnapps? ;)
    My Facebook Place where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA
    XL BGE - S BGE - Blackstone Pizza Oven - 30" Steel Fire Pit w/Cooking Grid - Hasty Bake Legacy - KJ Jr - Gasser
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,197
    DMW said:
    DMW said:
    Whatever gets mixed up from this, could be a rough morning on Wednesday.
    If I were you... I'd squirrel that bottle on the far left front row away, drink it over ice and tell people it's vodka :))

    You mean the peppermint schnapps? ;)
    Duh... Of course! You don't want people finding out you got that high end stuff around the house :)
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,244
    DMW said:

    Whatever gets mixed up from this, could be a rough morning on Wednesday.

    "Somebody's gonna get pregnant"
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • +1 on official IBA cocktails.

    For margaritas,
    HAVE to use 100% blue agave tequila

    Poor mans: El Jimador, Lime, Triple Sec, Fresca or Cuervo Mix (not their tequila)
    "Cadillac": Good (upper mid shelf) Reposado Tequila, Lime, Grand Marnier, Agave Nectar
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  • 500500 Posts: 1,460
    I think Margaritas are in order. I've never found a suitable "holiday" type cocktail that isn't overly sweet. I've got the good stuff, 1800, the square bottle, Cointreau, not triple sec, and limes. Shaken, to frozen. A kiss of salt on the rim. Agree 100% blue agave only! not the stuff that says, "made with agave".
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
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  • TonyATonyA Posts: 552
    How about a Negroni?

    1 or 2 parts gin (depending on how you like it
    1 part Campari
    1 part sweet vermouth
    twist of orange

    can be served up or on the rocks
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,516
    never been good deciding on one drink :D i like the scopion idea that was mentioned, then a zombie, then a mia tai, and finish up with fogcutters, then after the ball drops some warmed up apricot brandy
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  • For something a little different we make out simple syrup with a habanero.  1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 habanero with a couple of cuts in the side, boil until sugar is dissolved remove pepper, cool.  Get ready for a little heat in your margarita!
    Edina, MN

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