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Ring in 2023 with Bubbles, Bourbon, and More!

December 15, 2022 — Still in need of cocktail inspiration for toasting to 2023? Celebrate this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with the below cocktails featuring Coopers’ Craft Bourbon, Brown-Forman’s newest bourbon in 20 years, Finlandia Vodka, the Finnish premium vodka made with Suomi barley, The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, the Seattle-born zero-proof amaro, and Baba’s Bucha Kombucha, the woman-owned, premium farm-to-bottle kombucha crafted with whole ingredients.

Ranging from riffs on the classics to delicious non-alcoholic elixirs, these spirit-lifting libations are perfect for keeping the party going all night long, or, bouncing back on New Year’s Day. From classic cocktails like a Vesper (Bond-themed, party, anyone?), to a bourbon riff on a Bloody Mary (the classic hair of the dog) to a coffee mocktail boasting three zero-proof “spirits” (to keep the party going all night long and ensure a clear head the next morning), there’s something for every imbiber across New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

See the full recipes below!

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FINLANDIA VODKA

Finlandia & Fords Vesper Martini

The Martini is a true classic in the throes of a major comeback (hello, Food & Wine’s drink of the year). Finlandia Vodka is a crisp, clean, mineral-forward vodka and as such, is the perfect base for a Martini. The Finlandia & Fords Vesper Martini will wow guests at any formal affair, while a Lychee or Passionfruit ‘tini is a little more fun (and no less delicious).

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Finlandia Vodka
  • 2 oz. Fords Gin
  • .5 oz. Lillet Blanc

Glassware: Martini / Coupette

Garnish: Lemon twist

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

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Finlandia Botanical Rose 75

Will the all-pink Barbiecore trend persist into 2023? Mull it over with this bubbly, pretty-in-pink concoction, Finlandia Botanical Rose 75! 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Finlandia Botanical Wildberry & Rose
  • .75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Top with Korbel Rouge

Glassware: Flute

Garnish: Lemon twist

Instructions: Shake with ice, strain, top with Korbel, gently stir, garnish

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Finlandia Lychee Martini

Recipe courtesy of Pancho Morales and Facundo Artia, Analogue NYC

Ingredients: 

  • 1.75 oz. Finlandia Vodka
  • .75 oz. Lychee juice
  • .25 oz. Lemon juice
  • .25 oz. Coco Lopez

Glassware: Martini

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

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Finlandia Passionfruit Martini

Recipe courtesy of Pancho Morales and Facundo Artia, Analogue NYC

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Finlandia Vodka
  • .25 oz. Lime
  • Touch of Simple syrup
  • 1 oz. of passionfruit puree
  • .75 oz of Korbel Prosecco

Glassware: Martini

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

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Finlandia Bloody Mary Pitcher

The Finlandia Bloody Mary Pitcher is a Nordic nod to the Bloody Mary! Perfect for sharing with friends and families over brunch on New Year’s Day.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. Finlandia Vodka
  • 2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 16 oz. Tomato juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot Sauce

Glassware: Rocks (no ice)

Garnishes: Olives, celery stalk

Instructions: Add all ingredients to pitcher and stir. Pour into rocks glass and garnish.

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COOPERS’ CRAFT

Coopers’ Bloody Belle

A Bloody Mary but better with bourbon, meet the Coopers’ Bloody BelleGo wild and garnish with leftover NYE apps (shrimp cocktail, charcuterie, cheese, and more!).

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve
  • 6 oz. Tomato juice, squeeze of lemon
  • Dash of Worcestershire
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of your favorite hot sauce

Glassware: Highball

Garnish: Olives, bacon, lemon slice

Instructions: Combine all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Vigorously shake and strain into ice-filled glass, top with garnish.

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Coopers’ Sparkling Cider

This simple sipper means no one is stuck bartending ALL night long. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • Sparkling apple cider

Glassware: Flute or white wine glass

Garnish: Apple slice dusted with cinnamon on side of glass or floating

Instructions: Pour bourbon into an ice-filled shaker, stir until chilled, pour into flute and top with desired amount of sparkling apple cider, then garnish.

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THE PATHFINDER HEMP and ROOT

Silk in the Strings

Whether it’s the first libation of New Year or the last on New Year’s Eve, this coffee-based pick-me-up boasts zero alcohol but all the flavor courtesy of non-alcoholic amaro, The Pathfinder Hemp and Root — Silk in the Strings.

Ingredients:

  • .5 oz. The Pathfinder Hemp and Root
  • 1 oz. Zero-proof tequila
  • .5 oz. Monday Mezcal (zero proof)
  • 8 oz. Hot coffee

Glassware: Coffee mug of choice

Garnish: Agave nectar whipped cream, grated nutmeg

Instructions: Add liquor ingredients to coffee, stir. Top with agave nectar whipped cream.

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BABA’S BUCHA KOMBUCHA

Ultimate Party Crasher

Bucha = bubbles! Perfect for New Year’s Eve or boozy brunch, the Ultimate Party Crasher’s cranberry and orange complement the zip presented by the bright combo of vodka and cranberry kombucha from this beloved bucha brand.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 4 oz. Baba’s Party Crasher Kombucha
  • Sugared Cranberries
  • Orange Slice

Glassware: Your favorite cocktail glass

Garnish: Sugared cranberries, orange slice

Instructions: Fill the glass with ice. Add vodka and an orange slice to the glass. Top it with kombucha and garnish with sugared cranberries.

-Kira Cappello

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