5 Cocktails to Serve at Your NYE Party

Cocktails before bubbly is twice as lovely.

December 29, 2016

By Vancouver Magazine

It’s always fun to toast the New Year with a glass of champagne, but what about the preamble? Here are five festive cocktails to try from the city’s top bartenders (find more in our sister publication’s Recipe Finder).

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The Slow Sipper
Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Ingredients

1½ oz El Tesoro Reposado tequila
½ oz Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio mezcal
1 tsp agave nectar
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 orange twist, for garnish

Preparation

1. Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a coupe.
2. To garnish, flame the orange twist over the drink, then drop it in.



The Refresher
Catalan G&T

By Shaun Layton, Juniper Kitchen & Bar

Ingredients

1½ oz Defender Island gin
1 bottle tonic (Fever-Tree Mediterranean)
Thyme, for garnish
Grapefruit, for garnish

Preparation

Mix cocktail over ice and garnish with a sprig of thyme and a slice of grapefruit.


MORE: 8 Awesome Ways for Foodies to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Vancouver


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The Old-Timer
Ramos Gin Fizz

By Grant Sceney, Fairmont Pacific Rim

Ingredients

2 oz Tanqueray 10 gin
¾ oz lemon/lime juice (combined)
¾ oz simple syrup
½ oz cream
¾ egg white
2 dashes orange flower water
Soda water

Preparation

1. Combine all ingredients except soda water in a cocktail shaker (without ice)
2. Shake to emulsify the egg white.
3. Add ice and shake vigorously for an additional 2 minutes.
4. Strain into a chilled Collins glass. Top with soda.


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The Lip Smacker
Horseradish Sour Cocktail

By Josh Pape, Wildebeest

Ingredients

2 oz London Dry Gin
1 oz lemon juice
½ oz runny honey
Dash egg white
1 barspoon of creamed horseradish

Preparation

1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake well with lots of ice and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with cracked pepper along one edge.


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The Nightcapper
True North

By Robyn Gray, Reflections: The Garden Terrace

Ingredients

20 ml Woodford bourbon
20 ml Goslings rum
20 ml BrancaMenta
Hot Chocolate

Preparation

1. Pour bourbon, rum and menthe into a special coffee mug. Mix well.
2. Top with hot chocolate and whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings.

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