New Year’s Eve is a night for glitz and glamour, and drinks are no exception. This occasion calls for phenomenal cocktails, and fresh spices are an integral part of making them. We’ve gathered our favorite spiced cocktail recipes to help you welcome the new year with some new flavors. We are also excited to share three new spiced cocktail recipes from our friend and cookbook author, @theweekndcookbook. Visit The Weeknd Cookbook to find more of her recipes and purchase her latest books. If you have your own favorite cocktail recipe to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below!
Stroke of Midnight
This elegant cocktail is made with spiced rum, freshly squeezed lemon, and a spritz of sparkling wine. It also features our Caribbean Citrus Chile Rub along with maple extract, orange blossom water, and a dash of fresh nutmeg. Recipe and photo courtesy of @weekndcookbook.
While this drink isn't a traditional martini by any means, we think its chocolaty, coffee flavor profile make some traditions worth breaking. Pick out your favorite bar of dark chocolate for a shaved chocolate garnish.
Hot Buttered Rum
This drink became an instant classic the minute Spice House General Manager Chasity Marini created it. The fresh rosemary sprig in the shaker bruises perfectly, releasing the perfect amount of essential oils into the drink. There are delicious notes of cardamom and fresh ginger to be savored before snacking on the crystalized ginger garnish.
Vanilla Bean Old Fashioned Cocktail
The standard old fashioned cocktail is simple; bourbon, cherry, sugar, orange peel, and bitters. Adding a Tahitian vanilla bean to the mix provides fruity complexity to this otherwise standard cocktail recipe.
Electric Lemon Martini
Instead of plugging this into a wall socket, this cocktail gets a shocking lift from our premium Sansho Japanese peppercorns. These rare peppercorns have a delightfully lemony flavor and produce a pleasant numbing effect on the pallet.