New Years Eve Cocktails

The year’s at an end and you’ve invited all of your besties around to ring in the new year. See in 2013 with one of these perfect special occasion cocktails!


For the Decadent:  Prosperity

If you’re wishing for riches in 2013, then maybe start the way you mean to go on!  The Prosperity is a gin cocktail topped off with Champagne… can’t go wrong…


  • 25ml Gin
  • 1 tbsp Crème de Cassis
  • 2 tsp elderflower cordial
  • 25ml fresh golden grapefruit juice
  • Chilled Champagne to top up


  • Place the Gin, crème de Cassis, elderflower & Grapefruit juice into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake hard.
  • Strain into a flute & top up with champagne

Recipe from Wayne Collins

For the Party Girl: The Fruit Tingle

One for the slightly silly, tastes like fruit tingles! 


  • 30ml Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 30ml raspberry cordial
  • Lemonade


Pour curacao over ice in a tumbler. Add raspberry cordial and lemonade at the same time so that the combined effect mixes the drink.

Recipe from DrinkLab.

For the Sophisticate: CC Manhattan

More whisky than whimsy?  Arm yourself with some Canadian Club and have yourself some scintillating discussions with your friends!


  • 60 ml Canadian Club Whisky
  • 30 ml sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters


Stir, and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Recipe from Dan Murphy’s.

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