New Year Spirits

New Years is one of our favorite times of the year. Is there a better excuse to throw a great party?!

A signature cocktail is one easy way to make any occasion a little more festive and this year we will be ringing in the New Year with a locally inspired favorite – the Sparking Charleston Cosmopolitan.

Cheers!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 3 tablespoons vodka
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peach nectar
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon white cranberry juice
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling white wine
  • Garnish: orange slice

Combine crushed ice, vodka, peach nectar, orange liqueur, and 1 white cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker.

Squeeze juice from lemon wedges into shaker.

Place wedges in shaker.

Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds).

Strain into a 6- to 8-oz. glass; discard lemon wedges and ice.

Top with sparkling white wine.

Garnish, if desired.