hump day treat: new year’s eve cocktails

Mud & Water's signature holiday cocktail Driftwood

Mud & Water’s signature holiday cocktail Driftwood

The melancholy associated with Christmas’ end is transformed when one realizes that the merry-making isn’t over yet. Excitement and anticipation set in as the new year steadily approaches. It’s another reason to gather and celebrate, not that we in the south ever really need a reason to do either of those things.

Still, we’ll take the reason handed to us and raise a glass (or two) to 2013. My colleague Chelsea Brasted and I already began cheers-ing in the new year last week. We spent the better part of a day at local bars like Radio Bar, Mud and Water, and Hotel Indigo, videoing bartenders as they made their favorite holiday/NYE cocktails. The results were so splendid that I feel compelled to share the article with you.

The above photo is just a teaser from our video shoot. For a link to Chelsea’s full story/video series entitled “New Year’s Eve cocktails: Recipes from three Baton Rouge bartenders,” click here.

In the meantime, check out some other NYE cocktail ideas from Bitsy & Boo:

French 75

Rose French 75

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

Starlight Royale

Blackberry Gin Fizz

Pear Thyme Fizz

Cheeky Rose Cocktail

Quote of the day:

“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” –Charles Lamb