Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa may be all about decadent, rich food, but New Year's is all about the delicious DRINKS! Oh, sure, the traditional beverage of choice is champagne ... or if you prefer the Italian version like I do, then prosecco. But there's a whole world of interesting, inventive cocktails perfect for ringing in 2013!
Here, five wow-worthy cocktail recipes made for New Year's Eve ...
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If you're preparing for a crowd and want to go a little more creative -- and citrusy -- than straight champagne, try this tasty tart cocktail from Bon Appetit:
Directions: Cut 1 orange in half through stem. Cut each orange half crosswise into 6 slices; reserve for garnish. Using small knife, cut peel and white pith from remaining 2 oranges; chop oranges. Transfer chopped oranges with juices to bowl; mash with potato masher or wooden spoon. Stir in gin, sugar, and bitters. Strain into 2-cup measuring cup, pressing on solids to release liquid. Chill 4 hours.
Pour scant 2 tablespoons gin mixture into each of 12 glasses; fill with Champagne and garnish with orange.
Recipe serves 12.