Pop, Fizz, Clink: 3 stylish cocktails to ring in the new year

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Out with the old and in with the new — it’s nearly that time of year again to gather with friends and family and start the countdown to the calendar flip. Here are three great New Year’s Eve cocktails to raise for a toast as the ball drops and 2015 takes centre stage.

1. Bellini

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 oz Beefeater Gin
  • 0.5 oz Giffard Peach Liqueur
  • 1 oz Peach Purée (recipe below)*
  • 3 oz Jaume Serra Cava

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Method:

Shake gin, liqueur and peach purée* in a cocktail mixer pour in a large glass. Top with Jaume Serra Cava. Served at Boulevard with a house-made ‘Violette ice cube’.

Peach Puree:

Peel, pit, and purée the peaches in a food processor, then strain through a fine sieve. Refrigerate until cool.

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2. French 75

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Citadelle Gin
  • 0.5 oz Cane Sugar Syrup
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Jaume Serra Cava

Method:

Shake gin, lemon and sugar together in a cocktail shaker and double strain to a pre-chilled champagne flute. Top with Jaume Serra Cava and garnish with lemon peel.

 

3. Sloe Gin Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
  • 0.5 oz Lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz Cane Sugar Syrup

Method:

Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice in small glass, top with soda and finish with a lemon peel garnish.

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Justin Taylor A renowned bartender and cocktail creator, Justin Taylor has been a fixture in the industry in both Toronto and Vancouver for the better part of two decades. As Bar Manager at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, located at the iconic Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, Justin continues to stir up the Vancouver bartending scene with a heady mix of knowledge, panache, wit and hospitality.
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