Friday, January 3, 2014

Cocktail du jour: The KD-Ringer

Ringing in the new year with good friends and a custom cocktail is the only way to go. We spent the last hours of 2013 celebrating with our dearest friends K&D and our entire brood of kiddos along with their charming friends and neighbors, M&S. It was a fun, festive, and international affair. My darling K served us a Swiss treat of raclette and we could have played cards with the wide assortment of passports represented at the dinner table.

Mr. C&G raided their bar supplies (a vintage bottle of Campari required a bit of dusting) and came up with this bubbly version of a cosmopolitan for us all to enjoy. It was very delicious and the perfect party drink, but for future occasions I'd mix up a pitcher of ingredients (minus the Prosecco, of course) and have it ready ahead of time. No sooner did Mr. C&G finish making a drink before one of us finished our flute. Which made for a very busy bartender.

The KD-Ringer
1 oz Vodka
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz cranberry juice
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
Prosecco

Add all ingredients (except Prosecco) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake and strain into a champagne flute
Top off with Prosecco and garnish with fresh cranberries and an orange twist
Raise a glass to good friends, new friends, and a fabulous new year ahead!

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