New Year with Amathus!

When someone asks you what drink you drink at New Year, the obvious choice would be Champagne.. and lots of it! New Year only happens once a year, so this year, why not try something different! I know you’ll be thinking, well what do I drink or serve up now?  Don’t panic.. we’re here to help with a New Year cocktail menu that will be a guaranteed hit. Out of the 6 cocktails we’ve chosen your ideal cocktail awaits!
So here goes…
If Champagne is your thing or if you’re not skilled when it comes to making cocktails, don’t worry this Champagne Cocktail will go down a treat! It’s so easy to make, an absolute classic and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Place a sugar cube onto a spoon and add to it a couple of drops of Van Wees Angostura. Drop the soaked sugar cube into a champagne flute and add 20 ml of François Voyer Cognac VSOP, top up with Nicolo & Paradis Blanc de Blanc. Delish!


 With that signature olive garnish, there’s no cocktail as iconic as this one. This gin martini recipe is simple, sophisticated and absolutely delicious.
gin martini
For the perfect martini you only need 3 ingredients.

1 part Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Riesling Vermouth
5 parts Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin
And to garnish a green olive or lemon rind

Simply combine the gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker, fill it halfway with ice and stir until well chilled. Once chilled, strain into a glass and finally garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon. For added effect (if you’re using lemon of course) run the slice of lemon around the rim of the glass.

To make your life even easier just pick up one of our Ferdinand’s Dry Martini Kits, all you’ll need then is the garnish that goes with.

New Year definitely calls for something new, so if you haven’t tried it before, make it mezcal. What we have here is a cocktail called Eyes Wide Shut made with the fabulous Del Maguey Mezcal.


The ingredients you need are:

35 ml Del Maguey Vida
50 ml Del Maguey Chichicapa
30 ml Walnut & Brazil Nut Orgeat
15 ml Cartron Poire William Liqueur 
20 ml Pago Pear Juice

Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker then strain into a rocks glass over cubed ice. For an added je ne sais quoi garnish with a dehydrated pear slice.


Next up we have the Quince Martini made with:
60ml Zilliken Saar-Riesling (Kabinett, fruity sweet)
Garnish: Lemon zest
Stir all the ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and strain into a pre- chilled cocktail glass. Finally splash with lemon zest for that extra lemony zing.

The Voicemail Cocktail is a favourite of mine. All you need to do is stir the following ingredients in a mixing glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.
1 dash of Dale Degroff’s Pimento Bitter
Easy peasy!

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The Figranaga Cocktail could be your New Year show stopper. It’s a little trickier than the rest but don’t be alarmed this can be done. All you need is:

45ml Tequila Centinela Reposado
15ml Joseph Cartron Triple Sec
10ml Joseph Cartron Pomegranate Liqueur
15ml Carelli 34 Malbec 2013
20ml fresh lime juice
1 small spoonful of Fig jam

Frost the glass and rim with chili peppered salt. Pour all the ingredients in a shaker, shake and filter, then pour in to a glass.

If you serve up these cocktails you’ll be crowned host of the year!
Happy New Year, we hope you enjoy!

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