I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited to end the 2010s and start off a new decade with some new cocktails. In the wise words of Taylor Swift, “It was the end of a decade but the start of an age.” A new age of cocktails is upon us, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for cocktails.
As mixologists are dreaming up trends and drinks, here are a few cocktails you should make to start off the new decade.
Belvedere Lawn Mower
For those health nuts out there, this is the perfect drink to combine booze with health-food favorite wheatgrass. Who needs a morning smoothie when you can make this drink?
1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka
4 oz Fresh Wheat Grass Juice
Add Belvedere Vodka and wheatgrass juice to a highball glass. Add ice and a splash of soda water with a straw. Garnish with a finger-length lemon twist.
If you’re a fan of Van Gogh, you’re going to love this stunning cocktail. This stunning cocktail was crafted by Pernod Ricard mixologist Jane Dange. If you want to brag about your mixology skills on social media, this is the drink for you.
1 ½ oz Beefeater
1 dropper Butterfly Pea Tincture
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¾ oz Jasmine Syrup
Build in shaking tin. Ice. Strain. Top with sparkling wine.
If you love hot chocolate, this is the drink for you. This boozy hot chocolate is the perfect drink for a snow day. This cocktail is from The Late Late’s Tacky Christmas Takeover holiday menu, and it’s a dream come true for hot chocolate lovers.
1.5 oz Hennessy VSOP
.5 oz Melletti Cioccolato (or any chocolate liqueur)
Your favorite hot chocolate blend
Add Hennessy VSOP and Melletti Cioccolato to your favorite mug. Fill the remainder with your favorite hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint.
Another day, another whiskey cocktail. This whiskey and coffee liqueur combination will have you ready to kick off the new decade on a high note. Country duo Florida Georgia Line popularized this fun spirit but the cocktail was created by Prairie Rose.
2 oz Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
Build over ice in a rocks glass, garnish with orange peel.
If Bloody Mary’s are your thing, the brunch favorite gets a wintery makeover with this clear cocktail. Instead of the vivid red Bloody Mary you’re used to, try this modern take on the classic.
2 oz Ketel One Vodka
1 oz Sweet 100 Tomato Water
.75 oz Celery Simple Syrup*
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Add all ingredients except club soda to a cocktail shaker with ice and gently shake. Strain into a Collins glass with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with celery ribbon and two tomatoes on a cocktail pick.
*Celery simple syrup
3/4 Cup Celery Juice
1/4 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar
Blend until dissolved.
After a long day, I sometimes want a quick drink. This super simple recipe is perfect for throwing together, whatever the occasion.
1/3 oz. Chambord Liqueur
Pour Chambord into a flute glass, top with sparkling wine and finish with a raspberry garnish.
Whiskey Beet Cocktail
Another cocktail for the health-minded this January. This fun whiskey cocktail is sure to start the next decade on good foot; after all, it’s all about balance. The cocktail was created by Esty Wolbe.
¼ cup Pomegranate Arils (seeds)
¼ cup Fresh Cranberries
2 tbsp. Simple Syrup (or honey)
4 oz. Beetology Beet+Ginger+Honey Juice
4 oz. Whiskey
Muddle the pomegranate arils, cranberries, simple syrup (or honey) and beet juice in a cocktail shaker. Add whiskey to the shaker and fill with ice. Shake well. Fill two Old Fashioned glasses with ice and strain the chilled cocktail into each glass, dividing equally between the two. Top each drink with tonic water. Serve garnished with sliced lemon and additional fresh cranberries and pomegranate arils, if desired.