2012 has been a whirlwind of a year for a lot of us. a roller coaster of highs and lows and through it all we’ve had a refreshing cocktail in our hands, whether it be to celebrate or… because sometimes you just need a drink. Our drink infographics have swept the world wide web, shared by some of the largest liquor brands in the world with millions or dare we say… billions? So here is our RSVLTS.com year in cocktails.
The Angus Holiday Martini
1 Part Tanqueray Dry Gin, 1 Part Sweet Vermouth and a Barspoon of Benedictine
Malibu Black Voodoo punch
2 parts orange juice, 2 parts pineapple juice, 2 parts cranberry juice, 1 part Malibu Black Rum, 1 part Malibu Pineapple, 1 part Malibu Banana and 1/2 part Float of Dark Rum served in a punch bowl.
The Johnny Applespiked
7 parts apple cider, 1 part dark rum and 1 part cinnamon shnapps in a pitcher. Squeeze 1/2 of lemon in and dice and impale apple slices for each drink
The Southern Gent
2 Parts Bourbon, 1 part ginger ale, 1 part club soda served with ice in a collins glass
3 Parts Rum, 2 Parts lime juice and 1 part simple syrup, accented with 3 muddled mint leaves and crushed ice in a highball glass
Frank The Tank
3 Parts lemon lime soda, 1 part Jack Daniels Whiskey, 1/2 part triple sec and 1 part sour mix. Fill top of mason jar with ice and mix.
The Mint Julep
Add crushed ice into an aluminum julep cup. Mix in 4 parts bourbon whiskey and 1 part simple syrup, muddle 8 mint leaves and add to drink. Mix well.
Tequila in Shots
2 Parts Anejo Tequila, 3 1/2 Parts Pineapple Juice, 1/2 Part Triplesec and 1/4 Fresh Lime juice in a highball glass filled with ice
The Arnold Collins
2 parts london dry gin, 1 part arnold palmer (Lemonade + Iced Tea) and 1 part club soda with a lemon and dash of sugar served with ice in a Collins glass
The Tom Collins
2 parts london dry gin, 1 part juice of lemon and 1 part club soda with a dash of sugar served with ice in a Collins glass
The Toasted Bourbon
2 1/2 parts Cola, 1 part Bourbon whiskey and 1/2 part Amaretto Almond with ice in a highball glass
The Penny Drop
2 parts vodka/ tequila, 1 part lime juice, 1 part ginger beer in a copper mug filled with ice.
The Irish Shillelagh
2 parts whiskey, 1 part sweet vermouth, 1/2 part Absinth and 1 part Benedictine with a dash of orange bitters in a whiskey tumbler on the rocks.
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