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Cruise into the New Year with a Bubbly Cocktail

Cruise into the New Year with a Bubbly Cocktail

There’s no better drink to ring in the New Year than a nice flute of bubbly.

But on Holland America Line, in addition to a simple glass of the liquid gold guests can find a menu of Champagne cocktails and drinks accented with the libation. In Mix, the Champagne area serves a variety of options for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations.

The Champagne Bar in Mix.

The Champagne Bar in Mix.

Here are a few of the featured drinks that guests can enjoy onboard, both in Mix or other bars and lounges around the ship.

FLIRTINI:

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Stoli Raspberry
Dash Triple sec
.5 oz Sour mix
.5 oz Pineapple Juice
.5 oz Cranberry Juice
Champagne top

Glass: Martini

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain in a chilled Glass. Top with Champagne.

CHAMPAGNE DREAMS

Ingredients:
2 slices of fresh orange, plus 1/2 slice for garnish
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1-2 ounces strawberry puree
2 ounces Champagne, chilled

Glass: Champagne Flute

Garnish: 1/2 slice of orange

Directions:
In a pint glass, hand-press 2 orange slices with a muddler. Fill glass with ice. Add vodka and fruit puree. Cap with shaker can and shake well. Strain into a chilled glass and top with Champagne. Garnish with remaining half-slice of orange.

SPARKLING BELLINI MANHATTAN:

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounce Makers Mark bourbon
1/2 ounce Monin peach puree
3/4 ounce red vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
2 ounce Champagne

Glass: Martini

Garnish: Amarena cherry on a pick

Directions:
Measure bourbon, puree and red vermouth to a pint mixing glass. Add bitters. Fill pint glass to the top with ice. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass . Float champagne over cocktail. Garnish with an amarena cherry on a pick

SPECIAL HOLIDAY DRINK: HAVE YOURSELF A BERRY LITTLE COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
1 oz Vodka
0.5 oz Crème de Cassis
1 oz Cranberry Juice
0.75 oz Grapefruit Juice
0.25 oz Simple Syrup
2. oz House Sparkling wine

Glass: Pint Glass

Garnish: 2 raspberries

Directions:
Press five raspberries in a mixing cup. Fill with ice. Pour all ingredients into the cup. Shake and pour into the pint glass. Garnish with two raspberries on a pick.

Other drinks on the Mix menu include a Champagne Mojito made with Domaine Chandon and Monin Mojito, garnished with a mint sprig; a French 75, a perfect infusion of cognac, Grand Marnier and finely granulated sugar in Domaine Chandon; the Royal Fizz, which is Cointreau, orange juice and Domaine Chandon prepared with Royal Style; and the signature Royal MIX made with pineapple juice, Midori and Domaine Chandon.

Here’s to a Happy 2014 full of new cruising adventures with Holland America Line! Cheers!

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6 Comments

  1. Dale January 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Recently sailed aboard Ryndam. Had an after dinner cordial called “Hazel Eyes.” would like recipe. Any help?

  2. Laura Sklar June 7, 2014 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Champagne Dream for me, please. Love champagne!!! Thank you Holland♡♡♡….

  3. Pamela October 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Searching for the recipes for the after dinner cordials we so enjoyed on our Sept 2014 cruise on the Oosterdam in Alaska. Any help is appreciated.

  4. Karen Ray April 26, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Sparkling Bellini Manhattan. My most favorite drink and I can only find it on HAL. Going to try to make it tonight. Best one in the Crows Nest on the Amsterdam.

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