As the clock ticks away the final moments of the year, it's time to bid farewell to the past and welcome the future with open arms. New Year's Eve is the perfect time for reflection and excited anticipation for what's to come. What better way to usher in the new chapter than with a selection of exquisite drinks that promise to elevate your spirits and add a touch of sophistication and fun to the festivities.
Cantina di Gambellara Valfonda Prosecco
Kick off the evening with fizz by uncorking a bottle of Cantina di Gambellara Valfonda Prosecco. This Italian sparkling wine is from the is the first cooperative winery in the province of Vicenza, established in 1947. It is a delightful way to ease into the night's festivities, boasting crisp notes of green apple and pear. Serve it chilled in elegant flutes for a bubbly start to the celebration. It is also a perfect choice for vegans and vegetarians.
Adami Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore 'Bosco di Gica' NV
If you'd like to take it a step further in terms of quality and indulgence then raise a glass of tradition with Adami Prosecco. Hailing from the rolling hills of Veneto, made by the Adai family whose roots go back generations. This prosecco embodies the craftsmanship of years of family knowledge. Its bright acidity and floral undertones make it a versatile companion for toasts and cheers throughout the night. Available in Magnum size to really set the tone for the coming year!
Edouard Brun Cuvee Speciale Brut NV
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Champagne is always a must. Edouard Brun is a small, family-owned Champagne House in the revered Grand Cru village of Aÿ, founded in 1898. Their Cuvee Speciale Brut NV is a champagne that exudes refined elegance with a surprising depth for its price tag. The harmonious blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, partially fermented in oak, creates a symphony of flavours that will set the stage for a sophisticated celebration.
Edouard Brun Vintage Champagne 2012
Turning your New Year's Eve experience up a notch even more can easily be achieved with their Vintage Champagne 2012. This exceptional champagne, born of a remarkable harvest, is a balanced blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir grapes undergo a double fermentation process in oak barrels, while the Chardonnay is carefully fermented in stainless steel tanks. After this meticulous crafting, the wine is aged for an impressive five years in the bottle, giving it ample time to develop a host of nuanced secondary flavours, complexity and depth. Savour each sip as you reminisce about the highlights of the year and eagerly anticipate the adventures that lie ahead.
Switch gears and infuse a touch of Mexican flair into your celebration with Tapatio Tequila. The Blanco is rested for two months in stainless steel tanks post distillation and prior to bottling. It offers a crisp and vibrant profile with a rush of spice followed by a refreshing agave sweetness. The green vegetal notes from the nose hide at the back, making sure you get a full-spectrum agave hit.
The Anejo is made with 100% Blue Agave using methods over a century old. Comparatively weighty, but still elegant. It’s soft, with nutmeg, cinnamon and clove and complemented by sweet fruit and cocoa richness. Very moreish, thanks to the softening effect of the casks. Enjoy them neat, on the rocks, or mix up a classic Margarita for an exciting party cocktail.
Skull X Platinum Filter
Make a bold statement with Skull Vodka, a spirit known for its edgy bottle design and smooth, clean taste. It is made by combining the purest water from natural aquifers 200 feet below the surface, and the finest white wheat in Slovakia. It is passed through platinum filters before finally being distilled five times to create a very pure vodka Whether served in a striking cocktail or simply over ice, this vodka adds a touch of rebellious spirit to your New Year's Eve gathering. In 70cl bottles or a litre for even more fun!
Goldstone Coffee Rum
For something festive and local try out Goldstone Distillery's coffee infused rum. Working in collaboration with The Barista Project, Goldstone have carefully selected 100% fair trade arabica beans from Honduras and Colombia that create an elegant coffee which is blended with their white rum. They don’t use added sugars, flavours or syrups, just rum, coffee beans and vanilla beans. This gives the rum a lighter coffee note without being sweet and sickly. Elevates coffee based cocktails to a new level of flavour and sophistication and is equally as good sipped over ice. This velvety concoction combines the rich flavours of coffee and the nuanced sweetness of rum. Sip it neat for a comforting nightcap or shake up a Espresso Martini for a caffeinated kick to keep the party going.
Listed below we have some amazing cocktails for you to whip it out this New Years using the beverages highlighted in this blog. Pick your favourite or give them all a try and make it a celebration to remember.
Prosecco Pomegranate Fizz:
- 4 oz Valfonda Prosecco
- 1 oz pomegranate juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- Fresh pomegranate seeds for garnish
Combine prosecco, pomegranate juice, and simple syrup in a flute. Stir gently and garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds.
- 2 oz Tapatio Tequila Blanco
- 4 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- Orange slice for garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the tequila and orange juice. Slowly pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
Golden Espresso Martini:
- 1.5 oz Skull Vodka
- 1 oz Goldstone Coffee Rum
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz freshly brewed espresso
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Optional: garnish with coffee beans.
As you embark on the countdown to midnight, let these exceptional spirits, fizz and cocktails be your companions in raising a glass to the memories behind and the adventures awaiting in the year ahead. Cheers to a spectacular New Year's Eve filled with joy, laughter, and the clinking of glasses!