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3 Fantastic New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes

3 Fantastic New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes

Out of ideas for fab New Year’s Eve cocktails? Try these awesome 1920s-inspired spirits, courtesy of Bardinet.

Thank Bardinet for these awesome New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes that are as simple to make as they are mouthwatering!

New Year's Eve cocktail

THE JOSEPHINE

Named after Josephine Baker – the fabulous, free-spirited entertainer who took France by storm. Inspired by the classic Vieux Carré cocktail, this simplified version draws on a delicious combination of brandy and cherry. The cherry syrup pays tribute to Josephine’s work with the Red Cross and the Resistance during the French occupation. The large single ice cube represents the one and only, larger than life star.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Bardinet Brandy
  • 25 ml Cherry Liqueur
  • 12.5 ml Bénédictine
  • 1 teaspoon of Cherry Syrup (from a jar of Maraschino cherries)
  • Garnish: 1 Maraschino cherry
  • Glass: Rocks glass

Method:

Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice. Stir to chill and dilute. Strain into a rocks glass with one big ice cube. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

New Year's Eve cocktail

THE COCO

Named after the famous Gabrielle Chanel who created the flapper’s uniform of drop-waisted skirts, shorter hemlines, cloche hats, and loads and loads of pearls. The iconic black and tan Chanel shoe is the inspiration behind this drink which brings together two classic brandy cocktails, The Brandy Alexander and Brandy Flip.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Bardinet Brandy
  • 25 ml Brown Creme de Cacao
  • 25 ml Cold Espresso Coffee One egg (optional) or use two tablespoons of egg white substitute such as Aquafaba
  • Optional: 12.5 ml demerara sugar syrup or white sugar (if you like your cocktails a bit sweeter)
  • Cocoa powder to garnish
  • Glass: Coupe or Martini

Method:

Add ice to the coupe glass to chill and set aside. Add all the ingredients to a shaker – make sure the espresso is cold or it will cook the egg! Without adding ice, shake vigorously for thirty seconds. Add two cubes of ice, then shake as hard as you can. Double strain the cocktail into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder on top.

New Year's Eve cocktail

THE ZELDA

Named after the iconic flapper and author Zelda Fitzgerald, who spent much of her life in France. A reimagined French Sidecar cocktail that uses apricot brandy (which pairs well with Bardinet and is topped with sparkling wine or champagne – which seems de rigueur, given Zelda’s zest for life

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Bardinet Brandy
  • 25 ml Apricot Brandy
  • ¼ teaspoon Orange Juice or Orange Blossom Water
  • Prosecco (or Champagne if you want to add some further French flair)
  • Garnish: Zest of an Orange
  • Glass: Champagne flute

Method:

Wet the rim of the glass with apricot brandy, then dip into the sugar. Add the Bardinet, apricot brandy, orange juice (or blossom water) in a shaker, add ice and shake until chilled. Pour into the glass then top up with prosecco or champagne and stir gently. Peel a long strip of orange peel and place in glass.

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