Who says you must be at the hottest club or poshest restaurant on New Year’s Eve to bring in 2021? This New Year’s Eve may look different to most, especially since many hot spots will be closed or have limited capacity. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a fun and unforgettable night to be had. Most of us are anxiously awaiting midnight to arrive for hopeful new beginnings and what's better than throwing an out of this world bash with a select few?
Something to look forward to in just a couple of days by celebrating from the comfort of your living room or rooftop deck with your favorite lockdown pals is that there won't be any lines or cover charge! This year, have some fun behind (or in front of) your makeshift bar and show off your mixology skills where the real party will POP in your mouth with these signature cocktails.
If you want to forgo the champagne and sparkling wine or perhaps your crew wants to indulge in both, it’s time to turn up the music, dim the lights and hang up that dynamite disco ball from an old themed 70’s party! Then pre-heat the oven for your favorite appetizers and start dancing (simultaneously)! Let’s get ready for the countdown and put the POP into 2021!
Last week we shared a festive cocktail adding a nostalgic candy twist for holiday spirit. In the spirit of the season, we'll continue with this theme. Since you may have a few of last week's ingredients left, our Rockin' cocktail recipe makes only a few minor modifications or you can change it up completely without falling short on the whimsy. We've created two versions to pick from or make them both!
Vodka Martinis and Margaritas alike are both high on the popularity list when it comes to ordering at the bar and restaurant scene. And, if you're a fan of one or either spirit, you'll be able to create an experience like no other this NYE and perhaps spread the excitement into the year for future shindigs.
Rockin' N Poppin into 2021 Martini
1oz of your favorite unflavored vodka
½ oz triple sec
1oz Blue Curaçao
Splash of Lemon-Lime Soda
Rockin' N Poppin into 2021 Margarita
1oz of your favorite Silver Tequila
½ oz triple sec
1oz Blue Curaçao
Dash of Lime Juice
Splash of Lemon-Lime Soda (optional)
You guessed it…. Rim the glass with your favorite flavor of PopRocks* (for both versions)
Tear open a packet or two of Poprocks* and spread them on a flat plate. Slice a piece of Lemon or Lime and spread around the rim of your favorite Martini Glass. Turn the glass upside down onto the plate of candy until you get a nice coating around the rim.
In a shaker, add ice to your alcohol mixture and “shake what your Mama gave ya." Then pour directly into the martini glass and top with a splash of Lemon-Lime Soda if preferred.
That first crackling and popping sound will entice you to take the first sip and will definitely put a smile on your face. This is literally a party in your mouth! Hoping to create a fun experience with a positive atmosphere at home you can enjoy this New Year's Eve!
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
(Disclaimer: Contrary to popular belief, consuming Poprocks* with a splash of soda will not cause any harm. Drink Responsibly. Disco Ball Not Included)