Every year, there are new spirits and liqueurs launched, so we think it’s fitting to ring in the new year with our favourites from the past year as a tribute an ode to tradition! We’ve chosen three this year.
disaronno velvet. Yes it’s true! The legendary amaretto, Disaronno, has launched the first-ever cream liqueur! And it’s so good—just pour it over ice and enjoy. This liquid luxury represents the Dolce Vita lifestyle with 500 years of tradition. It’s refreshingly smooth and creamy with the unmistakable taste of Disaronno. So in addition to toasting with this liquid luxury that’s complex and velvety on the palate—you can give the gift of Italian elegance too with this stunning snow white bottle.
1.5 oz Disaronno Velvet
0.75 oz Tia Maria
0.75 oz Vodka
Garnish: Chocolate flakes or coffee beans
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake and strain ingredients over ice.
flor de caña 15 yr amber rum. If you’re dreaming of a green Christmas, look no further than this stunning sustainable rum which launched earlier this year to rave reviews. Flor de Caña is the world’s only spirit that is Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade Certified and ideal for the eco-advocate on your gift list and anyone with distinguished taste. They’re also distilled with 100 per cent renewable energy and plant 50,000 trees each year with their partner One Tree Planted.
1.5 oz of Flor de Caña Rum
2 oz of champagne or prosecco
¾ oz of fresh lime juice
¾ oz of simple syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Add ingredients to a champagne flute and top with prosecco, garnish with mint and raspberries.
mott’s reserve. For all you Caersar lovers—and there are a lot of you considering 400 million Caesars were consumed in 2021—we think there’s no reason you can’t toast 2022 with a Caesar, especially an elevated one made with the all new Mott’s Clamato Reserve! It’s made with natural ingredients and flavours and some fire roasted jalepeño puree to give it a little extra kick, which is just what 2022 needs to start-off right.
You can use the Reserve in the 1-2-3-4-5 method for creating the perfect Caesar: 1 oz. vodka / 2 dashes of hot sauce / 3 grinds of salt and pepper / 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce / 5 oz. Mott’s Clamato Reserve. Three very different cocktails to reflect a very different year!
Here’s to 2022; please drink responsibly! —Vita Daily
Cover photo by Taste & Tipple.