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12 DIY Drinks for New Years

on December 29, 2012

12 DIY drinksYeah, I said it. DIY Drinks. I’m cheap. lol. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to the bar and having some fun, but when you’re a mom and dad and you don’t have 50$ to drop at said bar, you don’t have as much fun. So enters the “get together”.  You find someone to watch the baby and you get people to come over. I love entertaining so this is fun for me. 🙂

Since New Years is coming up, I thought this would be a great post.

12 DIY Drinks for New Year’s Eve (in no particular order)

  1. White Russian – A classic cocktail made with coffee liqueur (Kahlua), vodka and either cream or milk. I generally make it in a “lowball” or 8 oz glass filled with ice, and poured with 1 oz vodka and 1 oz coffee liqueur, topped with milk. Of course, you can play with the amounts til you like it.
  2. Wine Spritzer – wine (any wine, cheap, expensive, whatever) and sprite, or club soda or 7 up, if you prefer.
  3. Mind Eraser – Lowball glass filled with ice. 1 1/4 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua), 3/4 oz vodka, splash of club soda.
  4. Rum and Coke – Lowball glass, filled with ice, 1 oz rum, top with coke.

    DIY Drinks and cocktails

    pictured White Russian and Rum and Coke

  5. Jello Shots – Boil one cup of water and dissolve one box of jello (whatever flavor) in it. Then add one cup of ice cold vodka. Pour in small flexible cups (for easier release) and chill. Try “Jolly Rancher”; watermelon jello and green appleschnapps. Or try “Peach Pie”; rum and peach jello.
  6. “Hot Apple Pie” shot – 3/4 oz green apple schnapps with 1/4 oz cinnamon schnapps floated on top. Best shot ever.
  7. Jager and Red Bull – fill a glass with ice and pour 1 oz Jagermeister and topped with Red Bull.
  8. Beachcomber -1 1/4 oz Vodka, 1/4 oz Coconut Rum, 1/2 oz pineapple juice, 1/4 oz orange juice, serve in a martini glass.. or whatever.
  9. Death by Chocolate -1 oz vodka, 1 oz Creme De Coco, 1 1/2 oz cream, 3 scoops chocolate ice cream, blend with ice and pour in a glass.
  10. Screwdriver – 1 oz vodka, top with orange juice. Another one that you can play with until you like it.
  11. Black Russian – Nearly the same as a White Russian, only you leave out the cream or milk. 1 3/4 oz vodka, 3/4 oz Kahlua. Stir.
  12. Mimosa – 3 parts champagne to 1 part orange juice. (Like 3/4 cup champagne to 1/4 cup orange juice.)

For those of you that aren’t sure, 1 oz is equal to one shot glass. I tried to keep this list down to a simple list of alcohol, because if you’re like us, you may not have the ability to actually go out and buy everything you need for all the “coolest” drinks.

I hope you all have responsible fun!

Happy New Years! 🙂

-Roxanne, LWMM

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