The new year is here (yes, I am Captain Obvious). In one day it will be 2012. For me, this brings excitement for the things to come, but also disbelief that another year is gone. I can distinctly remember people telling me as I grew up that time would fly, “cherish every moment” they’d say. How cliché right? And yet, so freakin’ true.
I’m a lucky, lucky lady to be welcoming 2012 with not only some of the people I love most, but also some of my favorite cocktails. Just like my mother has given me a foundation for great healthy cooking, my father has given me a foundation of great bartending skills. Thanks Dad for these awesome recipes!
Rum-In the New Year
4 Parts Spiced Rum (Sailor Jerry is my favorite)
3 Parts Sweetened Lime Juice
2 Parts Triple Sec
Splash of Amaretto
1 Packet Splenda
4 Parts Raspberry Vodka (Chambord infused vodka is my favorite)
1 Part Peach Schnapps
2 1/2 Parts Cranberry Juice (Diet or Light Cranberry Juice make this a waistline friendly drink)
Have a very happy new year and enjoy!