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Have a spirited new year

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:14 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter - -
Mixologist Milton Wisdom shared three recipes for the new year.
Mixologist Milton Wisdom shared three recipes for the new year.

Who is looking forward to leaving 2020 behind and embracing new beginnings in 2021? If you aren’t, you should be.

We spoke with mixologist Milton Wisdom to help get you into the holiday ‘spirit’ and make the most out of what is left of the happy season. Wisdom is far away from home, but he has kept the rich, sweet taste of Jamaica with him. And since traditional New Year’s Eve parties are completely out of the question due to new COVID-19 restrictions, we have enlisted his expertise to keep things bubbly from the comfort of your humble abode or at small, intimate gatherings. Get ready to toast the new year with Wisdom’s easy-to-follow recipes.

Appleton Estate June Plum Cider


1.5oz Appleton Estate Signature

3 slices June plum

3/4oz simple syrup

2oz lemonade

Cider of your choice (apple is recommended)

DIRECTIONS In a highball glass, muddle three slices of June plum. Add syrup, rum, ice and lemonade. Then top off with a cider of your choice. Drink responsibly.

Tropics to di Arctic


3/4oz pomegranate syrup

1/2oz cranberry juice


Fresh pomegranate

DIRECTIONS In a chilled champagne flute, combine pomegranate syrup and cranberry juice. Then top off with your champagne of choice. Garnish with fresh pomegranate pulps. Enjoy responsibly.

Passion for Prosecco


1oz orange cinnamon syrup

1oz passion

1 1/2oz Appleton Estate Signature


Orange wheel

DIRECTIONS In a mixing glass, add syrup, fresh passion and rum, and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rock glass over ice and top off with Prosecco. Sip responsibly.