We’ve curated a short list of the best batched cocktails for you to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. Simplify your celebrations with a little preparation prior and you’ll be sipping tasty punches, pitchers and batched cocktails.
Ensure you choose a great rye whiskey as it’s centric to the classic cocktail, driven by it’s spicy profile. Whiskies such as Sazerac Rye, Rittenhouse Rye and WhistlePig Rye all work well in a Vieux Carré.
Bring your cocktail kit to Christmas day this year and wow the relatives with these MUST TRY Christmas cocktails. Traditional Christmas ingredients including chocolate, orange and maple with hints of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen. Don’t forget to SHARE the Christmas spirit on socials!
Did someone say Chocolate Orange negroni?! The negroni is Jamie Oliver’s favourite cocktail, and Jamie’s Italian UK are making it even better by adding a classic festive flavour to the mix – chocolate orange.
A unique tiki-esque cocktail bringing bitter flavours from Campari and Punt e Mes together with more traditional tiki ingredients, rum and falernum which add spices such as almond, ginger and cloves.
The Rogue Negroni is a lightweight Negroni, perfect for introducing someone that doesn’t drink Negronis. The Bold Red is a semi dry vermouth lead by Australian native botanicals. It compliments the softer Italian aperitif, Aperol (compared to Campari).
Creation of veteran Australian bartender Grant Collins. Grant has released a cocktail book titled Mix It Up as well as open venues and tailored menus for several iconic cocktail bars such as The Collins Bar at the Hilton in Adelaide, The Powder Keg in Potts Point and most recently, Olio Kensington St.
The Bobby Burns was first featured in the book 1700 Cocktails for the Man Behind the Bar with 3 variations. A combination of Scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth and a liqueur – no. 1 calls for Dom Benectine, no. 2 calls for Maraschino liqueur and no. 3 calls for Drambuie.
The Derby cocktail dates back to 1947 and the original calls for a bourbon whiskey. The Irish Derby substitutes the bourbon for a slightly sweeter style of Irish whiskey. The end result is a tart, citrusy Derby.
The Vieux Carré originates from the Carousel Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This complex cocktail packs a lot of punch especially after we used a Bonded Rye such as Rittenhouse.