Have a spirited 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
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
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
1 1/2oz Appleton Estate Signature
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.