The last recipe of 2017.
Wow, what a year. I know that this is such an old-person thing to say, but this year has truly gone by so quickly. It doesn’t feel like it’s time to welcome 2018, yet here we are. So that’s what we’re gonna do.
In true Minimalist Baker fashion, let’s pour a drink and cheers to a new year.
This 6-ingredient cocktail is my new favorite thing. It combines all of my favorite flavors: citrus, ginger, orange, and bourbon. It’s like they belong together. Who are we to keep them apart?
Orange peel is muddled with fresh ginger juice, lemon juice, maple syrup, and bitters. Then comes ice and bourbon and a vigorous shake or stir before serving over ice. That’s it! And your perfect New Year’s Eve (or everyday) cocktail is ready.
For garnish, I went with fresh mint, lemon wedges, and a few cranberries for a festive touch, but it’s entirely up to you! I could also see pomegranate or candied ginger being delicious additions. Cheers!
I hope you all LOVE this cocktail! It’s:
Simple yet sophisticated
This would make the perfect cocktail for New Year’s Eve celebrations and beyond. It’s also my favorite “Yay! I made it to Friday again” celebration drink. What I’m saying is, no matter the occasion, this drink delivers.
If you’re looking for more cocktails, also be sure to check out our Ginger Beer Margaritas, Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas, St. Germaine Pomegranate Spritzers, Pear and Cranberry Champagne Cocktails, and Winter Bourbon Smash.
If you try this cocktail, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!