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New Year’s Day Pick-Me-Ups

November 30, 2021 – Commemorate the start of 2022 with a cocktail – or two – in hand on New Year’s Day. We’ve got a stellar selection of make-at-home pick-me-up cocktails courtesy of Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, Finlandia Vodka, and The Pathfinder Hemp and Root — ideal for mixing up at a New Year’s Day brunch and simultaneously celebrating National Bloody Mary Day (January 1, 2022).  

Expert mixologists such as Fitz Bailey from Coopers’ Craft BourbonPekka Pellinen from Finlandia Vodka, and Caffe Vita for The Pathfinder Hemp and Root Spirit have provided cocktail recipes easy enough to create at home and take the pressure off of hosting. From twists on the classic Bloody Mary for celebrating National Bloody Mary Day, to Espresso Martinis keeping guests awake, to even non-alcoholic options for those cutting back this Dry January, there is something for everyone attending New Year’s Day get-togethers.

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Bloody Belle
Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Cooper’s Craft Barrel Reserve
  • 6 oz Tomato Juice
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Dash of Worcestershire
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Dash of Favorite Hot Sauce

 

Glassware: Highball

Garnish: Olive

Instructions: Add Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve, Tomato Juice, Lemon, Worcestershire, Salt, Pepper & Hot Sauce into glass with ice.

 

Sunny Belle

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • 6 oz. Yellow Tomatoes or Yellow Tomato Juice
  • 3 Sprigs of Cilantro
  • A Squeeze of Lime
  • Dash of Soy Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper to Taste
  • Dash of Your Favorite Hot Sauce

 

Glassware: Highball Glass

Garnish: Speared Small Mozzarella, Celery Stalk

Instructions: Puree cilantro/tomatoes then combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Vigorously shake, strain into ice-filled glass, top with garnish.

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Bloody Mary Pitcher
Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Vodka Global Master Mixologist

  • 6 oz FINLANDIA vodka
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 16 oz Tomato Juice
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce

Glassware:  Rocks, no ice
Garnish:  Celery Stick, Olive, Small Mozzarella Ball
Instructions: Add all ingredients into a pitcher and stir.

Eastern Salty Martini
Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Vodka Global Master Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. Finlandia Vodka
  • .5 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 1 Bar spoon Manzanilla (or dry sherry)
  • 2 bar spoons Pickled Russian Cucumber Brine

 

Glassware: Martini or Coupe

Garnish: Pickled Cucumber

Instructions:  Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain in chilled glass.

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The Pathfinder Espresso Cola  
Recipe Courtesy of Caffe Vita

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz The Pathfinder Hemp and Root Spirit
  • 1 oz Black Tea Concentrate
  • 2 oz Espresso
  • 4 oz Seltzer Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Citric Acid
  • 16 oz Cup of Ice

Glassware: Drinking Class
Garnish: Lime Wedge
Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a drinking glass, stir, top with more ice.

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-Taryn Kolas