Weekend Essentials: New Year's Eve

Holiday parties are the best! And, just when you think you can't take anymore, New Year's Eve comes around.  Here are a few ideas for your drinking pleasure. We will be living it up (and probably doing some kind of cleanse next week)! 

There is nothing like a bourbon bar and a little Cranberry Sangria!
1    (48 ounce) bottle cranberry-raspberry juice, cocktail
1    (750 ml) bottle dry full-bodied spanish red wine
2    tablespoons Grand Marnier or 2 tablespoons orange juice
¼    cup sugar
1    orange, thinly sliced
1    lemon, thinly sliced
1    cup fresh cranberries or 1 cup fresh raspberry
2    cups club soda, chilled
(We nixed the sugar for this. Also found a splash of this to be a delightful addition to a glass of champagne). 

A festive bourbon cocktail is always one of our faves!
2 oz bourbon
1 oz Luxardo
Dash of angostura bittters
Garnish with pomegranate seeds or orange peel

Of course, add a pop of color to your table or bar! (Photo courtesy of Alex Gray)

Happy New Year!  We look  forward to all 2017 has in store!  
With thanks,
Carlyn & Morgan