I had such a great time with Bob DeCastro on Good Day LA: Fox News 11 discussing Mocktails & Cocktails for Kwanzaa and New Year’s Celebrations.
Be sure to watch the video here: Melanie, The Cocktail Curator on Good Day LA
Here are the recipes I shared:
- 3 oz Pomegranate Juice
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.25 – 0.5 oz of Grenadine
- 5-6 Mint Leaves
- Ginger Beer
- Garnish: Mint Sprig
- Cocktail: Add in 2-3 ounces of your favorite Spirit (Tequila, Vodka, or Bourbon)
New Years Countdown Mimosa Mocktail/Cocktail
- 2 ounces of Mango Nectar
- 0.25 – 0.5 ounces of Grenadine (optional)
- Top with Sparkling Apple Cider, Sparkling Wine, Champagne
Instructions: In a champagne flute, add in 2 ounces of Mango Nectar. Please note, you can use any fruit nectar or juice that you prefer. For a touch of sweetness or to add color, add in Grenadine. To layer the Grenadine with the nectar, use the back of a spoon, placing it just above the nectar, and slowly pour the grenadine over the back of the spoon, guiding it down the side of the glass. The Grenadine will layer on the bottom giving a nice splash of red color. Next, top with Apple Cider for a mocktail. To make this a cocktail, top with your favorite Sparkling Wine or Champagne.
And if you’re looking for a really simple and easy Sangria that you can make today and carry you through the New Year (if no one drinks it all up before). here is a recipe you may enjoy!
Simple Holiday Sangria
- 1 bottle of Merlot Red Wine
- 1/3 cup Brandy
- 1/2 Apple (chopped)
- 1/2 Orange (chopped)
- 3-4 tablespoons of Sugar
- Optional: 1 cup of White Rum
- Optional: 2 cups of Ginger Ale