Start 2017 off right by serving up one of these sustainably-made cocktails on New Year’s Eve. We’ve got drinks perfect for dinner, hot beverages to keep you toasty, and even cocktails for the morning after to help you recover. Whatever your flavor, check out these 6 great cocktail recipes and make them with organic and local ingredients for a more sustainable New Year’s Eve.
HOT SPICED WHISKEY CIDER
Stay nice and toasty with some hot spiced cider mixed with whiskey. Choose organic apple juice and whiskey or pick your favorite batch made nearby. This recipe from Joy of Kosher takes you through the steps to make your own spiced cider, but no one would judge you if you used pre-made cider.
The Cowgirl Kiss is a signature cocktail at the Highwest Distillery in Park City, Utah made with their locally produced Vodka 7000. See the cocktail made on etté studios using vodka, pomegranate juice and sparkling wine for a super classy drink perfect for NYE.
WATERMELON-SHAPED JELLO SHOTS
Who doesn’t enjoy a good shot at the year’s best party? Clossette gives a great DIY tutorial for how to make jello shots that look like little watermelons using fresh limes. For a vegan version, check out this recipe at Vegan Baking.
ROSEMARY GIN FIZZ
A sophisticated take on a slow gin fizz, the rosemary gin fizz has a clean, crisp and wintery taste. This recipe by Sassy Radish mixes gin with a rosemary simple syrup that is sure to be the belle of the ball.
WHITE SANGRIA WITH POMEGRANATE
Make a bubbly and fruity white sangria with a dry organic wine and in-season pomegranates. Replace the Sprite/7-up with the same amount of club soda plus 1/4 cup of organic cane sugar. Recipe by I’ll Have What She’s Having.
MORNING AFTER BLOODY MARY
On New Year’s Day, you might need some hair of the dog to get you through the effects of your end-of-year celebrations. Bloody Marys, like this one from Over the Hill and on a Roll, provide that kick and sustenance in the way of veggies and tomato juice. Pick organic veggies and vodka for a healthier remedy.
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