Lifestyle
Dec 29, 2020

NYE Cocktails You Can Make At Home

Finally…the moment we’ve all been waiting for: 2020 finally coming to an end! And what better way to celebrate at home than with a batch of premium yet super easy-to-make cocktails?

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Essentia Water and famed mixologist Apartment Bartender have partnered together to create three top-notch cocktail recipes that are sure to elevate your New Year’s celebration at home. We have three unique cocktails for you to try out this NYE, include a riff on a Tom Collins (The Essentia(l) Spritz), a Vanilla Coffee Old Fashioned (The Overachiever), and a classic twist on 2020’s biggest winter trend, The Supercharged Hot Toddy Bar. Each of them use Essentia Water as an ingredient and/or as premium ice.

RECIPES

TOM COLLINS
“THE ESSENTIA(L) SPRITZ”
Ingredients
• 2 oz – Clear spirit of choice, like
gin or vodka
• Brewed Green Tea as Non-
Alcoholic option
• 1 oz – Lemon juice
• 3/4 oz – Spiced-cranberry syrup
• 1 cup fresh cranberries
• 1 cup Essentia water
• 1 cup sugar
• 2-3 Cinnamon sticks
• 2 whole clove (optional)
• 2 star anise (optional)
• 2 oz – Soda water (or sparkling
wine)

VANILLA COFFEE OLD FASHIONED
“THE OVERACHIEVER”
Vanilla Syrup Instructions:
Ingredients
• 2 oz – Bourbon of choice
• 1/2 oz – Vanilla syrup
• 2-3 Vanilla pods (vanilla
extract as a last, last resort)
• 1 cup Sugar
• 1 cup Essentia water
• 1 oz fresh espresso (brewed with
Essentia Water)
• 2 dashes of Angostura bitter

HOT TREND – HOT TODDY BAR
“THE SUPERCHARGED HOT TODDY BAR”
CLASSIC HOT TODDY // CRANBERRY HOT TODDY // VANILLA HOT TODDY
Ingredients
• 2 oz Aged spirit of choice (whiskey, aged rum, reposado tequila,
cognac, etc.)
• 0.5 oz Honey for classic Hot Toddy OR Spiced-Cranberry Syrup
for Cranberry Hot Toddy OR Vanilla Syrup for Vanilla Hot Toddy
• 3-4 oz Hot Water
• 0.5 oz Lemon Juice

SYRUPS

CLASSIC HOT TODDY // CRANBERRY HOT TODDY // VANILLA HOT TODDY
For Spiced-Cranberry Syrup:
• 1 cup fresh cranberries
• 1 cup Essentia water
• 1 cup sugar
• 2-3 Cinnamon sticks
• 2 whole clove (optional)
• 2 star anise (optional)

CLASSIC HOT TODDY // CRANBERRY HOT TODDY // VANILLA HOT TODDY
For Vanilla Syrup:
(can sometimes find pre-made / pre-batched vanilla syrup
from Monin)
• 2-3 Vanilla pods (vanilla extract as a last last resort)
• 1 cup Sugar
• 1 cup Essentia water

Premium ice is also a great beverage trend for 2021 if you happen to be working on your home mixology skills. Clean and clear ice not only improves the taste of your cocktail and drink but also helps to better hydrate you.