#YouShimmer Your Way into 2016 with the Perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail

 

Viniq Cocktails

Can you believe it’s almost 2016? It’s that time of year when I usually create a list of resolutions that include all sorts of soul-sucking activities like crash dieting. Not this year! My only resolution for 2016 is to celebrate life. Who’s with me?!

Seriously, life is short. Buy the shoes. Drink the cocktail. Order the dessert. LIVE. Be the shimmery celebration of life that you are! And speaking of shimmery celebrations of life, I have the perfect cocktail to toast to my 2016 attitude.

It’s super simple to put together, but looks and tastes amazing. The best part? The star ingredient is Viniq Ruby, one of my absolute fav new liqueurs. You may remember me gushing about Viniq recently, but let me fill you in if you don’t.

It’s a premium shimmery liqueur that’s a delicious fusion of premium vodka, Moscato, and natural fruit flavors. It contains edible shimmer, which gives it this incredible dazzling effect. Like a chic magic potion that looks as fab as it tastes.

Whip up one of these and expect many double taps on your Instagram posts in the New Year. Read on for the recipe below!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Viniq Ruby
  • 3 oz. Champagne
  • Splash of Ginger Ale
  • Squeeze of lime

Directions:

Combine ingredients and serve chilled in a Champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist. Swirl around, appreciate the shimmer, and enjoy.

 

Cheers to living our shimmeriest, sparkliest, most effervescent lives in 2016! *Clink*

[This post was sponsored by Viniq, but all opinions are my own.]

Celebrate the Holidays with Festive DeKuyper Cocktails


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Tis the season for delicious cocktails! My favorite part of holiday entertaining is definitely whipping up festive concoctions for guests (and matching my drinks to my lipstick, naturally). I’ve teamed up with DeKuyper to spread the news about some amazing holiday cocktails for your next shindig. DeKuyper cordials and liquers are the perfect ingredients to add to your cocktails for a relaxing and entertaining evening. Read on for three of my absolute favorite DeKuyper recipes to get into the holiday spirit(s). 😉

Mint Whipped Hot Chocolate

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This treat is like a supercharged mint hot chocolate! It incorporates all the delicious flavors of the season with the added bonus of ultimate relaxation. Sip and savor this warm cocktail on a cold winter night.

INGREDIENTS

• 1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Whipped Vodka

• Hot Chocolate (prepare steaming hot according to manufacturer’s instructions)

HOW TO

1. Build ingredients in order in a heat-proof mug.

2. Top with whipped cream and a cherry (optional).

 

Caramel Eggnog Martini

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It wouldn’t be holiday time without a little eggnog! This festive martini melds butterscotch goodness, whipped cream taste, and traditional eggnog for a rich treat your guests will love.

INGREDIENTS

• 1 part DeKuyper® Buttershots®Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Whipped® Vodka

• 2 parts eggnog

HOW TO

1. Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.

2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

3. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

 

Blue Sparkle  

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The Blue Sparkle tastes just as good as it looks! This bubbly cocktail is perfect for a holiday cocktail or your standard girls’ night out. I will be drinking one of these when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve!

INGREDIENTS

• 1 part DeKuyper® Blue Curacao Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Orange Vodka

• 3 parts champagne

HOW TO

1. Pour liqueur and vodka into champagne glass.

2. Top with chilled champagne.

Now, do you want to know an even easier (but still awesome!) way to incorporate some DeKuyper fun into your holidays? Grab a bottle of two of my absolute favorites (DeKuyper Sour Apple and DeKuyper Watermelon) for an automatically festive cocktail situation – especially at Christmastime! Confession: I like these enough to sip straight with no other mixers. This festive color combo will wow your guests whether you put them together in martini glasses… or just pour a handful of Christmas colored shots!

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Be sure to follow DeKuyper on Facebook and Pinterest for more even more holiday cocktail inspiration. Cheers!

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Tis the season for great cocktails! What will wow your guest and set your holiday party apart, the perfect cocktail made by you. DeKuyper offers over 50 mixable and versatile flavors of cordials, liqueurs, crèmes, brandies and schnapps for thousands of amazing cocktails. Explore our website at dekuyperusa.com to find one that is perfect for you or visit us on Facebook and Pinterest to see some of our favorites. Plus, you can always create your own recipe and share it with us! 

[Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DeKuyper via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DeKuyper.]