Hosting NYE as usual at my crib. We are having Remember the Maine cocktails:
2 oz Rye Whiskey, (we will use Bulliet)
1/2 teaspoon absinthe (we will use Pernod)
3/4 once Sweet Vermouth
2 teaspoons Cherry Herring (we will use Luxardo, a Spanish cherry liquor I prefer)
Stir well in cracked ice, serve up in a chilled cocktail glass garnish with good maraschino cherry.
Rolling a few cones to go along with those. Will pre record some mixes. Cards Against Humanity. Things wrapped in bacon. Applewood smoked jerk ribs. Red beans and rice. Chilled shrimp cocktail.
Also have some homemade lemon simple syrup as the biproduct of some candy making…thinking that might be good in vodka, brandy (which will both be on hand) or the rye.