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[WINE AND SPIRITS] New Year’s Eve Cocktails

We're just a few hours away from 2013…time to raise those glasses! Check out four holiday cocktail recipes that are perfect for NYE and beyond.

Basil Gimlet

By Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster

  • 2 ounces SKYY Vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce honey solution (1:1 honey and hot water)
  • 5 small basil leaves

Fill shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain and serve in a martini glass garnished with basil.

Skinny X-Rated Nog

By Travis London

  • 1.5 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • .75 oz. Rice Milk
  • .5 oz. Honey Syrup
  • Fresh Blackberries

In a cocktail shaker, shake all ingredients except the blackberries and cinnamon in a shaker. Top with blackberries for garnish

Lighter Cider

By Travis London

  • 1.5 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • .25 oz. Campari
  • 1 oz. Apple-Cranberry Sparkling Cider
  • 2 slices of Asian Pear
  • Juice of half a Lime
  • Fresh Cranberries

Muddle one pear slice in a cocktail shaker then add the X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, Campari and lime juice with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a wine glass and top with sparkling apple-cranberry cider. Place cranberries on top for garnish.

The Midnight Kiss

  • 1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur 
  • 4 oz. Sparking Rosé

Pour Sparkling Rosé in a Champagne flute and top with X-Rated Fusion Liqueur.

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