Tag Archives: New Years 2011

Drink recipies for New Year’s Eve

21 Dec
Ring in the New Year with specialty cocktails

Have a past of New Year’s Eve lemons? Make lemonade. And spike it.

I used to hate New Year’s Eve. Big fuss. Big build up. Big let down. Who needs that once a year? I told myself there was NO way I’d spend one more countdown in the car in between events or leaving one wack party for another. Then I realized, I wasn’t the only one who hated the often anti-climactic party night. Then I realized, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Then I realized, it was time to make lemonaide.

For 2011, a bunch of us “I hate New Year’s Eve-ers” are celebrating together! Close friends, live music and great drinks. Since everyone’s bringing something fun to contribute, I’m excited to bring  one of my new favorite drinks:

Gin Fix

  • 1 oz. Hendrick’s gin
  • 1 oz. elderflower liquer (or St. Germaine)
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Drop in a few cucumber slices if you like
    **Make your own simple syrup by mixing 1 cup water & 1 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium heat – once sugar dissolves, let your simple syrup chill in the fridge (makes 1.5 cups) 

    Carte Blanche

  • 1.5 oz. Hendrick’s gin
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 healthy dashes of orange bitters
  • Top off with dry sparkling wine
  •  I learned how to make these drinks at a Hendrick’s Cocktail Class, aaaaah the perks of the job :). Interested in other new recipies? Check out Williams-Sonoma Art of the Cocktail.

    What are your favorite party drinks or specialty cocktails?

    A New Year’s Eve to Remember

    17 Dec


    How will you ring in the new year?

    New year’s eve party planning can be tough. Where to go? What to wear? Will my shoes last all night? Ok maybe that last one was for the ladies but regardless, it’s no small feat to nail down an agenda especially on one of the world’s largest party nights. Never fear, Seattle Revealed is here! Sorry – I do not have an excuse for you to stay at home in your sweats but I do have a few recommendations on where to go if you want to go out in Seattle (or the Eastside). Whether you want to club it up with a few hundred of your closest friends or keep it a bit more intimate, we’ve got you covered.

    If you’re into Live Music…

    Edgewater Hotel – Local singer Mycle Wastman and his band will be singing the night away at Six Seven, the hotel’s restaurant and bar. My friends and I went last year and it was so much fun we’re going again! (Price: Free)

    Hard Rock Cafe – Seattle bands Handful of Luvin’ and The Staxx brothers will be performing live AND there will be food. (Price: $15)

    Snoqualmie Casino – Spokane native Tyrone Wells will be performing along with Lissie and Kristen Ward. (Price: $25)

    If you want to hit the Clubs….

    Contour | 807 1st Avenue | $25-$40

    Fremont Studios | 155 N 35th Street | $55+

    HG Lodge | 722 E. Pike Street | $20+

    O’Asian | 800 5th Avenue | $20

    The Parlor | 700 Bellevue Way NE |  $25

    Whatever you end up doing, please be safe and have fun!

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