The end of the old year and the start of the new certainly calls for a bit of ginny celebration! However, if all that over-indulgence leaves you feeling less than perky the next day, sometimes there's nothing for it than a dose of the hair of the dog that bit you! These concoctions are perfect for a restorative New Year's Day brunch - then it's up to you whether you go for a bracing walk or just sneak back under the covers...HAPPY NEW YEAR!
January 1st is Bloody Mary Day - and we think this gin-based version is even better than the original!
60ml Tomato juice
20ml Lemon juice
Few drops of Tabasco, to taste
15ml Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large glass. Add ice and stir to chill. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Who needs marmalade on your toast when you can have it in your Martini?
20ml Lemon juice
1tbsp Orange Marmalade
Orange peel, to garnish
Chill your Martini glass well. Mix gin and marmalade in a shaker until the latter has dissolved. Top with lemon juice and lots of ice, shake well and strain into your cold Martini glass. Top with an orange twist.
Corpse Reviver #2
This classic "hangover-cure" cocktail is refreshing, astringent and strong enough to revive you from even the toughest morning-after suffering.
30ml Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc
30ml fresh lemon juice
1 dash absinthe
Orange peel, for garnish
Shake all ingredients together in an ice-filled cocktail shaker; strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.
Before there was Alka-Seltzer there was the Silver Fizz! This 19th century concoction has been soothing sore heads for more than 150 years...
30ml lemon juice
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 egg white
Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice, then strain into a tall glass and top with chilled soda water.