Festive Zero-Proof Cocktails for NYE and DRY January
We don't know about you but we are ready to ring in a new year and kick off DRY January. 2020 was an adventure, to say the least! The holidays flew by and tonight, even if you are staying in and saying goodbye to 2020, we have a few last-minute NYE mocktails inspired by you!
Last week we asked you to submit your favorite holiday cookie recipes to inspire a round of zero-proof cocktails to get us through New Years' and DRY January. We loved the interesting and unique mix of flavors we received. So we have two new recipes inspired by the overwhelming favorites. The sugar cookie, with and without sprinkles, and the Coconut Macaroon. We also included two more for those that like something a little fruitier to sip.
This new mocktail is a tropical vacation in a glass, and who couldn't use a vacation right about now. The shooting star pairs perfectly with high heels or slippers alike and is sure to help you ring in the new year with a smile.
1 oz fresh orange juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
4 oz DRY Blood Orange Botanical Bubbly
In a blender combine fresh star fruit, orange juice, and lime juice. Blend until smooth. In a cocktail shaker add ice and strain the blended mixture into the shaker. Use a spoon to mix the liquid in the strainer to get the liquid to pass. Add DRY Blood Orange Botanical Bubbly to the shaker and stir. Do not shake. Strain the mixture into a coupe and gently pour in the Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso. Garnish with a slice of star fruit.
Inspired by one of the overwhelming holiday cookie favorites, the coconut macaroon, the Pineapple Coconut Freeze combines the creamy chocolaty goodness of the classic recipe with a fun twist.
Pineapple Coconut Freeze
2 oz. Pineapple Coconut Juice
.5 oz. Lyres Orange Sec
.5 oz lime juice
DRY Vanilla Botanical Bubbly
Melted white chocolate
Gently melt white chocolate chips in a bowl. Once you reach a smooth consistency, dip the rim of a coupe into the chocolate and then directly into shredded coconut. Let the glass sit in the coconut until the chocolate has solidified.
In a blender combine pineapple coconut juice, Lyre’s Orange Sec, lime juice, and ice. Blend until smooth and slushy.
Turn over the coupe and gently tap so excess coconut falls off. Gently pout the blended mixture into the glass and top with DRY Vanilla Botanical Bubbly.
Who doesn't love a sprinkle?! That's like saying you hate confetti. If the last year has taught us anything, it's that a little confetti can lift the spirits. Ok, maybe it just taught us that... but give it a go! The Confetti Cannon is inspired by the second overwhelming holiday cookie favorite, the sugar cookie. Several recipes we received called for a little citrus zest and sprinkles. So here it is in beverage form!
Melted white chocolate
1 oz. fresh orange juice
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Orgeat syrup
3-4 oz DRY Vanilla Botanical Bubbly
Gently melt white chocolate chips in a bowl. Once you reach a smooth consistency, dip the rim of a coupe into the chocolate and then directly into the sprinkles. Let the glass sit in the sprinkles until the chocolate has solidified.
In a cocktail shaker add ice, orange and lemon juice, and Orgeat syrup. Shake until combine and cold. Strain into the prepared coupe. Top with DRY Vanilla Botanical Bubbly.
If you are spending New Year's Eve with your special someone, get ready to pucker up! This champagne cocktail inspired mocktail is just the thing to get you prepped for pucker time. If you are puckering up to give the pets in your life a midnight smooch we are here for that too! Also, send us a picture?
Kiss Me At Midnight
.5 oz Royal Rose Syrup’s Sour Mix
DRY Rainier Cherry Botanical Bubbly, chilled
.25 oz Luxardo Cherry syrup
Cherries for garnish
In a champagne flute combine sour mix and chilled DRY Rainier Cherry Botanical Bubbly. Gently pour .25 oz of Luxardo cherry syrup into the glass and let it settle at the bottom. Garnish with cherries to taste.
From all of us at DRY have a safe and happy New Year's Eve! We'll see you in the new year to kick off DRY January!
Planning on mixing up these recipes tonight or throughout DRY January? Show us by tagging @DRYsoda in your Instagram Stories and use the hashtag #DRYBotanicalBubbly.
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