Drinks for 2020

The New Year is here, which means it’s a great time to try some new drinks for 2020! Whatever your preferences are, it can be fun to try a drink outside of your comfort zone. See our list for some new drinks for 2020 which might just become your new go-to drink!

The Twentieth Century

The Twentieth Century

1 1/2 ounces gin

1/2 ounce crème de cacao (white)

1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc

1/4 ounce lemon juice (fresh)

Gather the ingredients. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled glass.

If you love Lillet, we used it to celebrate our 85th Anniversary too! Get our Platinum Sparkler recipe here.

Coffee & Crème Martin

Coffee & Crème Martini

2 tablespoons coarse sugar

1 teaspoon finely ground coffee

Ice cubes

1-1/2 ounces vodka

1-1/2 ounces Kahlua

1-1/2 ounces Irish cream liqueur

Chocolate syrup, optional

Sprinkle sugar and coffee on a plate. Moisten the rim of a cocktail glass with water; hold the glass upside down and dip the rim into the sugar mixture. Fill a mixing glass or tumbler three-fourths full with ice. Add the vodka, Kahlua, and liqueur; stir until condensation forms on the outside of the glass.

Drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of the prepared martini glass if desired. Strain vodka mixture into a glass; serve immediately.

Brown Sugar Fig Bubbly

Brown Sugar Fig Bubbly

10 to 12 ripe figs sliced and stems removed, plus a few extra for garnish

2 tablespoons brown sugar

The juice of 1 lemon

1 750mL chilled bottle of prosecco

In the bottom of a large glass, add the figs, the brown sugar, and the lemon juice. Use a cocktail muddler to mash and muddle the mixture until the figs break down. Add ice to the glass and the fig mixture. Top each glass with prosecco, add a sliced fig and serve!

Blackberry Bramble

Blackberry Bramble

½ C fresh blackberries

2 Ounces Dry Gin

1 Ounce Blackberry Liquor (optional)

1 Ounce simple syrup or maple or agave

1 1/2 Ounce fresh lemon juice

Ginger Brew or Soda

In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries with gin, blackberry liquor, lemon juice, simple syrup or agave, until broken and they release their juice. Double strain, using a fine-mesh strainer, to remove seeds. Fill 3-4 glasses with ice. Divide blackberry-gin mix among the glasses, and top with soda or ginger brew. Garnish with a blackberry and lemon zest.

Watermelon Mint Cocktail

Watermelon Mint Cocktail

2 cups diced watermelon (resulting in 1 cup juice)

1/2 cup tightly packed mint leaves

1/2 cup vodka

1/2 cup simple syrup

2 cups seltzer or club soda


Place several of the watermelon cubes in a sieve over a large bowl. Using the back of a spoon or a muddler, press the watermelon through to extract the juice. Add vodka and simple syrup to the bowl. Stir to combine. Place 5-6 mint leaves in the bottom of 4 glasses. Pour in approximately 1 Tablespoon of the cocktail mix and muddle together. Add 1/2 cup cocktail mix to cups, ice, top off with 1/2 cup seltzer, and stir. Add additional mint leaves to garnish, as well as watermelon cubes if desired.

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