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New Year’s Eve 2013 Cocktail Recipes from Brugal Rum and George Dickel No. 1

Since 2013 is rapidly coming to a close, we thought we’d share a few of the cocktail recipes that have landed in our inbox over the past couple weeks. The “It’s just the booze dancing…” crew wishes all of you a very Happy New Year! 


Brugal Pomegranate Bliss Cocktail

Brugal Rum Cocktail Recipe – Pomegranate Bliss

Created by Micaela Piccolo, Distilled (NYC)

  • 2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry
  • 1 oz. Fresh-squeezed Lime Juice
  • .75 oz. Agave Nectar
  • 4 Basil Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Pomegranate Juice

In cocktail shaker, add basil leaves, pomegranate juice, agave nectar, lime juice, and Brugal Extra. Add ice to shaker, shake and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf and serve.


George Dickel No. 1 Cocktail Recipes

Tennessee Roots

In a cocktail shaker combine:

  • 1.33 oz. George Dickel No. 1
  • 0.33 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.33 oz. simple syrup
  • 0.33 oz. pineapple juice

Shake all ingredients and strain over ice into old fashioned glass. Top with 1 oz. ginger beer. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Mr. Loveless

In a mixing glass combine:

  • 1 oz. George Dickel No. 1
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 0.2 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir all ingredients and strain into old fashioned glass over ice. Finish with lemon wheel.

Southern Spritz

Combine in a cocktail shaker:

  • 1 oz. George Dickel No. 1
  • 0.25 oz. Italian aperitif bitter
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey & hot water)
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Top with 3 oz. dry sparkling wine. Garnish with orange twist.

Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Old Fashioned

Combine in a mixing glass:

  • 1.25 oz George Dickel No. 1
  • 1 dash DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters
  • 0.25 oz Dale’s Cherry Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 orange slices
  • 2 cherries

Muddle a cherry and orange slice with the syrup and liqueur and the dash of bitters in a bar mixing glass. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass. Add the whisky and ice and stir. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

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