Thursday, December 29, 2011

Perfect New Year's Eve Cocktail

I believe I have found the perfect New Year's Eve cocktail. Normally, I'm a big fan of vodka, soda and a splash of cranberry or pomegranate juice, but for NYE, you've got to up your game a bit. While in town this week, I visited the Highwest Distillery and was delighted to test out their Cowgirl Kiss. It's like my go-to-favorite, BUT decidely fancier. Mix one part locally-produced Highwest Vodka 7000' with one part pomegranate juice, mix well and top with sparkling wine. Now we're talking.

Highwest not only distills their own whiskey and vodka (the vodka is made right here in Park City), they also make some pretty tasty cocktails. During the summer, I'm a big believer in their lemonade-based cocktails, but for the winter, you gotta switch gears. Perfectly festive, but not overly bubbly.

How to make a Cowgirl Kiss

1. Pour the following over a glass of ice:
    1 1/2 oz Vodka 7000' (or your favorite local/organic vodka)
    1 1/2 oz pomegranate juice

2. Top with a shaker and mix well.

3. Pour into glass.

4. Top off with sparkling wine.

5. Drink responsibly.

Thanks to Highwest Distillery as my unofficial sponsor of New Year's Eve.