I love New Years eve. I mean… it’s a great excuse to drink a little heavier than usual, spend some time with friends and family and do a bit of a reset on your life. The possibilities are endless when you have a fresh new year stretched out in front of you.

When you’re looking to celebrate this year, know that your local friends down at Northside Distilling are looking to help you do it in the best way possible – with a cocktail in hand, of course. They put together three festive cocktails to sip on – and if you give one, or all of these a try I think you’ll enjoy it!

About Northside Distilling

Northside Distilling started out their life in… surprise… Northside. They were one of the first distilleries to open in the city after prohibition and currently crank out a bunch of products like Bourbon, Gin, Vodka, American Agave and seasonal Rum too. They have a tasting room and production space downtown on Race Street – and when you’re not celebrating holidays at home with friends, it’s a great place to visit for a drink.

The tasting room is open from 3-6pm Fridays, 12-4 on Saturdays and the rest of the week by appointment only.

For New Year’s eve, though… cocktails at home are going to definitely be the way to go!

Three Tasty Cocktails To Try:

For Fig’s Sake

  • 1 Tbsp Fig Jam
  • 1 oz Northside Bourbon
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

Combine fig jam, Northside Bourbon, honey, orange liqueur and lemon juice in a shaker without ice. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined. Strain into a rocks glass over a large format ice cube. Garnish with a half a fresh fig.

Photo Provided – By: Justin Snavely

10 Til’ Midnight

  • 1 oz Northside Gin
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Blackberry Liqueur
  • Champagne
  • Orange Bitters
  • Lemon Peel

Combine Northside Gin, Lemon Juice and Blackberry Liqueur into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Pour into a wine glass and top with Champagne. Add three drops of orange bitters and garnish with a fresh lemon peel.

Photo Provided – By: Justin Snavely

Bloody Maria

  • 2 oz Northside American Agave
  • Bloody Mary Mix
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Pickles, Green Olives, Grape Tomatoes, Lemon Wedge, Lime Wedge for garnish.

Combine Northside American Agave, Bloody Mary Mix, Worcestershire Sauce, Hot Sauce, and Horseradish to a cocktail shaker without ice. Shake vigorously until mixed. Pour into a pint glass or a Collins glass over fresh ice and garnish with pickles, green olives, grape tomatoes, lemon wedge and lime wedge.

Photo Provided: By Justin Snavely

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