As we make our way into 2023, it should be a time for happiness and growth, a time to reflect on what we have learned over the past year and celebrate what we have achieved.
Here at X MUSE, we have collated a few of the best cocktails to herald the new year and celebrate these positive changes. The cocktails we have chosen will guarantee that any party, event or gathering you host, no matter the occasion, will be an unforgettable success.
In this article, we will look at simple, timeless recipes picked especially to relieve the stress often attached to hosting an event and deciding which tipples to serve. These stylish cocktails will appeal to a variety of people and will surely leave your guests impressed. So without further ado, let’s get mixing!
The Classic X MUSE Bloody Mary
First off, a classic favourite, reimagined by Denis Broci and first served at the X MUSE Helicon Workshop reception, in November 2021. Our delicious blend of familiar flavours stirred alongside Fino Lustau Sherry and Agave syrup as well as a rich Tomato Liquor cumulates into a classy and refreshing experience in this Bloody Mary cocktail, making a perfect pairing for a hearty sit-down meal, a quick on-the-go brunch or any other social gathering that you may have in mind.
X MUSE uses only the finest ingredients in our Scottish Barley Vodka, to deliver an amazing and satisfying experience consistently. We focus on ensuring customers' success in their hosting endeavours, giving them the chance to worry about what really matters, making lasting memories and having a good time.
We take pride in our craft, striving to offer vodka that can be enjoyed responsibly by anyone with any preference or in any circumstance. This is what makes our Bloody Mary cocktail so ideal for celebrations of any kind, it's a comfort drink for some and a new experience for others but it's still a staple and a must-have for your festivities in 2023.
This spicy, savoury drink packs a punch and offers many health benefits, electrolytes, vitamins and antioxidants to name a few. These are all found in many of the ingredients, giving your body a healthy perk whilst also pairing well with food making this serve incredibly versatile and a go-to for many different people. Follow our carefully constructed recipe for the perfect Bloody Mary cocktail.
-50ml X MUSE Scottish Barley Vodka
-30ml Fino Lustau Sherry
-20ml Tomato Liquor
-10ml Agave Syrup (2:1)
-5 dashes Saline
-5 dashes of Green Tabasco
-1 Ice Block Garnish: Basil & Greeted Horseradish
For the method, build and stir the ingredients all together to make the perfect Bloody Mary cocktail for your get-together.
X MUSE Bloody Mary 2.0
If however, the occasion calls for something slightly fancier, X MUSE's Bloody Mary 2.0 is worth trying. This dazzling cocktail boasts an intensely strong flavour with lots of fun and tasty ingredients making for a unique and aesthetically pleasing drink that will get your guests in the mood for celebration.
The umami-rich vegetable base of the drink again offers a healthier more energising option whilst the full-bodied vodka and Passata give it an invigorating kick perfect for this time of the year, making it a strong recommendation from us.
-40ml X MUSE Vodka infused in oregano
-10ml Lemon juice
-100ml Passata (mixed with dry tomatoes)
-5 dashes of Green Tabasco sauce
-8 drops of Leah & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
-Rim: Fleur de sel/ Szechuan pepper/soya
-Garnish with a slice of cucumber
Stir all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker and pour into your glass, don’t forget to garnish with a slice of fresh cucumber.
These cocktails were created with great care and precision, so for the best results we suggest using the exact ingredients and amounts described in the recipe. By doing this, we assure you that you will have an excellent start to the year and all your celebrations will be lively and filled with laughter and love.
X MUSE Vodka Martini
Another elegant and stylish option we have been loving so far this year is X MUSE’s Martini with Vodka, created again by Denis Broci (mentioned earlier) and showcased in November 2021. This dainty cocktail blends a deliciously rich, pure heritage barley vodka with dry Vermouth for a sensational taste combo that's worth celebrating. It’s so simple yet so perfect, finding a place in any occasion that may arise this year.
Our Vodka Martini is easy to make and it tastes amazing. It’s also incredibly refreshing with hints of tart lemon as well as sweet notes of Syrup that offer an undoubtedly satisfying taste sensation. It offers an all-around pleasant experience leaving an addictively sweet taste on the tongue that's perfect for anything you feel is worth raising a glass to in the new year.
-60ml X MUSE Scottish Barley Vodka
-10ml Schofield’s by Asterley Bros, English Dry Vermouth
-2.5ml Simple Syrup (2:1)
-3 dashes Salt
-Garnish: Lemon Coin
As for the method, stir down the ingredients, fine strain and pour into a chilled glass. With these instructions, we guarantee that your cocktails will be delicious, reinvigorating, and just as epic as the new year before you, so trust X MUSE for all your celebrations and see the power of imagination, artistry and talent for yourself with our amazing recipes.
Treat your guests to only the finest quality cocktails with Vodka from a brand working directly alongside celebration and human happiness, our ethos is centred directly around the art of making spirits and innovating the process to be healthier not only for our bodies but for the environment around us. Choose X MUSE, choose happiness for the new year and a bright future.