Before we know it New Year’s Eve will be here and I thought I’d preempt the event with a compilation of some daring and delicious cocktail recipes, which are also easy on the waistline. Whether you are celebrating New Year’s Eve with a few close friends or a party of 100+ these recipes are a nice way to add some delicious bling to the table and what’s on the menu. Enjoy!
How to create cocktails on a budget
The best way to make cocktails on a budget is to select one cocktail base such as Vodka or Gin. Then select numerous ingredients to make a variety of cocktails from the same base ingredients.
Here’s a little trivia about alcohol that you could discuss with your party guests
- The human race has been drinking for approximately 12,000 years
- Pioneering travellers like Columbus drank sherry as their drink of choice
- Winston Churchill’s mother invented the Manhatten Cocktail
- Many early farmers started farming to produce alcohol not food!
- A bottle of Champagne contains approximately 49 million bubbles
- All 13 minerals essential for human life can be found in alcohol!
- The only part of the body warmed by alcohol is the skin
- The word ‘toast’ comes from ancient Rome and means wishing good health. The Romans would drop toasted bread in wine.
- Southern France vineyard soil is so precious workers scrape the soil off their shoes before leaving.
- Alcohol lowers body temperature rather than raising it – which is the opposite to popular belief.
- The US anthem ‘Star Spangled Banner’ was actually written to the tune of a drinking song.
- Most veggies and fruit contain a small amount of alcohol in them.
- Drinking a glass of milk can result in a 0.02 alcohol reading
- Sir Winston Churchill was one of the world’s heaviest drinkers.
- The world’s oldest recipe is for beer.
- Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to students who wish to drink.
- A mixed drink absorbs into the body quicker than a shot.
- Distilled spirits (Rum, tequila, brandy and gin etc) contain no carbs, cholesterol or fats.
- Abraham Lincoln owned taverns and held a liquor licence.
- A ‘beer belly’ is actually caused by eating to much food, not drinking too much beer.
- Moderate alcohol consumption does not destroy brain cells. Actually, this is associated with improved mental functioning!
- There is no worm in Tequila. It’s in mescal – and is a butterfly caterpillar!