Party Punch Recipes to Bring in the New Year with a BANG!

December 31, 2018


Gingersnap Martini

This holiday inspired martini brings back childhood memories of gingerbread houses, orange spiced cider, and New Years wishes!


Yields 1 Gingersnap Martini





Crushed ice

1 ½ oz orange flavored vodka

1 oz ginger liqueur

1 teaspoon Simple Syrup

1 oz dry Champagne



Orange peel

Sliver of fresh ginger



Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.

Add vodka, liqueur, and simple syrup.

Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass.

Top with Champagne and Garnish with orange peel and ginger.



Recipe courtesy of  Jennifer Hill Booker


Sparkling Old Fashioned


Yields 4 cocktails



6 ounces good quality bourbon

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 splashes Peychaud's bitters

2 cups chilled blood orange soda





4 orange twists

4 maraschino cherries



Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and bitters in a small pitcher, stir to combine.

Divide between 4 old fashioned glasses filled with ice.

Top with chilled blood orange soda.

Garnish with orange twist and maraschino cherries.


Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Hill Booker





The French Press Cocktail

Yields 1 cocktail



  • 2 parts Vodka

  • 5 parts cold brewed  coffee

  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup

  • 1 part heavy cream



Pour vodka, coffee and simple syrup into a glass mug filled with ice cubes.

Stir to mix. Add cream and enjoy.


Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Hill Booker

Photo courtesy of Kate Blohm






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