Happy New Year! I say this much in advance, having wondered even earlier as to how I could possibly add value to your New Year celebrations through a year-end special blog post. Bingo- came the idea when I went visiting hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi and met their Beverage Manager Eldo Jacob– a young professional full of verve and pizazz. Eldo has this parfait amour (pun intended) for libations that I registered, sensing his unrelenting streak for innovation. It thus occured to me that if I could get behind the bar with him, many hidden pearls were likely to be uncovered- all to the benefit of beverages passionates like you.
Sure enough, Eldo and me had a rendezvous fixed-up and the upshot expectedly turned out as a warm bouquet of drinks just apt for these winter months. At the rate of a drink each day starting X-Mas, these seven drinks are sure to culminate the year gone-by in style and leave you literally in high spirits to welcome the nouvelle année. Enjoy!
P.S. In a marked departure from my earlier blog posts, this one is almost entirely in images with the sole aim to facilitate downloading of recipes with a right click. Sharing them on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram……… too, will be a cinch, So feel free to share the good times with your near and dear ones.
Cocktail # 7: The perfect X-Mas Drink
Cocktail # 6: Boxing day bonhomie
Cocktail # 5 Spicing it up for the New Year eve ahead
Cocktail # 4: Cocking a snook at the freezing temperature
Cocktail # 3 : Mulling over the New Year celebration options
Cocktail # 2 : Gourmet indulgence on penultimate day of the year
Cocktail # 1: A toast to the new born year!