A Toast To 2022: Creative Cocktails

by Kelly Myers / Dec 23, 2021

The holidays are (finally) over and we’re having one big celebration to ring in the new year. Introducing our toast to 2022, complete with festive mocktails and cocktails, and exclusive limited-time free gifts with any purchase over $150.

This year the SENREVE team had a holiday spritz-athon, highlighting some of our favorite gifts alongside the most delectable mocktails, cocktails, spritzes, and aperitifs. Some of us will be celebrating at home, in our coziest slippers, asleep before the ball drops… Others will be out on the town in our black-tie finest. Regardless of your New Year’s Eve style, we enlisted the help of some of our favorite friends, mixologists, and brands, to dream up the most creative cocktails (and mocktails) to ring in the new year.

Join us to count down to the new year. Here’s our toast to 2022!

COCKTAIL CALENDAR


1) 12/25: Candy Crush (+ Caffeine)

Holiday cheer has finally met its match: The Peppermint Espresso Martini. A minty fresh finish, a jolt of caffeine, and the perfect presentation is the winning combination to award this drink “most popular” (just like our Statement Strap). We styled our cocktail in a Nude Glass, a SENREVE team favorite for the chicest of contemporary crystalline glassware.

Recipe:
Nude Pony Glasses
2 oz Peppermint Vodka
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
1.5 oz Espresso
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Ice
Homemade whipped cream
Crushed candy cane

In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients & shake.
Optional: Rim glass first with chocolate and then with crushed candy cane, garnish with whipped cream and crushed candy canes


2) 12/26: The Mocktail That Dreams Are Made Of

Our friends at Ghia call this one ‘dusk in the garden’ and it lives up to its name. With complex flavors and slightly sweet, this booze-free treat feels like you’re watching the sunset by the blackberry bushes. Pictured here with our Link Chain and Wave Card Case, both complimentary gifts available this year only.

Recipe:
2 oz Ghia
5 blackberries
.25 oz orange blossom water
.25 agave syrup
Dried mandarin wheel or dried calendula flower petals

Pour 2 oz Ghia, 5 gently muddled blackberries into a shaker. And in .25 oz orange blossom water and .25 agave syrup. Shake and strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with dried mandarin orange wheel or dried calendula flower petals. Or both!
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3) 12/27: When Life Gives You Tequila…

The Paloma is our go-to for a thirst quenching cocktail (and this one's got a kick). This Mexican favorite is an elevated alternative to the classic Margarita. It's sour, sweet, and a little bit salty... add the ice, bubbles, and rosemary.. What's not to like? We paired this one with our Beveled Chain in Silver, only available as a gift with purchase this week.

Recipe:
1.5 oz Patron Tequila Silver
0.5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
0.25 oz Rosemary Syrup
Grapefruit Soda
Aromatic Bitters
Garnish w/ Fresh Rosemary sprig


4) 12/28: A Gin Drink That’s Just That Good

Adding the fresh taste of cucumber and the kick of jalapeno to a classic gin drink is a fabulous place to begin your journey to becoming a mixologist. Our team concocted The Grasshopper in our favorite Estelle Martini Glass, adding a cosmopolitan edge to any tabletop look. Styled here with our highest-value gift with purchase, The Envelope Sleeve, this one is sure to have your friends green with envy.

Recipe:
1 drink per recipe:
1.5oz gin
1 Oz lime juice
1 Oz jalapeño simple syrup, equal parts water and sugar
1oz Cucumber water
Dill


5) 12/29: The New Old Fashioned

They say that the old-fashioned is one of the oldest mixed drinks in the cocktail canon. This updated version of the traditionalist's favorite will be sure to put you in a good mood, starting with a ultra-chic Nude Whiskey Glass and ending with a zesty orange garnish. This classic goes perectly with our Beveled Chain.

Recipe:
Nude Whiskey Glasses
½ oz w&p old fashioned syrup
2 oz whiskey
Stir over ice
Garnish w/ blistered orange slice


6) 12/30: Everything’s Better In Purple

Impress your guests with this jewel-toned gem. Empress Gin is not only the most eye-catching hostess gift, it’s also simply delicious (micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot, using eight carefully selected botanicals). This cocktail is flavored with ginger and gin, it's sure to be a crowd favorite and pairs perfectly with the Link Chain in Silver.

Recipe:
2 oz @empress1908gin
1/2 oz ginger syrup
1 oz lime juice
3-4 oz sparkling water

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add all ingredients to the glass, finishing with the lime juice for its color-changing effect on the gin. Stir gently and garnish with a pink edible orchid or lime wheel.


7) 12/31: Pop The Bubbly

This is it. Our New Year’s Eve cocktail that’s tailor made for toasting. Elevate your soiree with Nude Glass’ Volcano Champagne Flutes filled with this effortlessly easy recipe. Toast to 2022 with the Wave Card Case, and ring in the new year with style (and taste!).
Recipe:
Nude Glass Volcano Champagne Flutes
1 tablespoon Crème de Cassis or Crème de Framboise
Champagne Rose
Raspberries (optional)


8) 1/1: Refreshed, Rejuvenated, Rehydrated

Need an edge over plain old water to treat your hangover? Consider creating this delightful drink to refresh, rejuvenate, and rehydrate your body, while you set intentions for the year ahead. Pictured here with the Beveled Chain in Silver, this one proves that a little effort can go a long way.

Recipe:
4 cups of coconut water
2 cucumbers sliced thinly
.5 cup of lime juice
.25 cup of sugar (optional)
.25 cup of chopped mint leaves