A Cocktail for New Year’s Eve

Kath's Kitchen / Sunday, December 31st, 2017

It’s the final day of, without a doubt, the best year of my life so far. It’s been the year of three capital cities (Paris, Rome and New York), a summer holiday and a five star stay in my most local capital city. I turned twenty-one and had a room full of strangers sing a birthday tune to me, got myself a degree before graduating with some of the best friends and landed the first mini job whereby I get paid to write. I begun writing the book I really believe will be the first I finish writing and I beat a windy day by finishing a ten mile run (before appearing on television, looking a little ill) that really nearly beat me. I saw a handful of theatre shows, made my very own gin and saw one of my favourite bands, Kodaline, live. 2017, you’ve been the kind of special that can’t be replaced. So let’s wave you off in style!

Ingredients (for one Cointreau fan) 

  • 35ml Cointreau
  • 100ml Prosecco
  • Cranberry juice (measurement at your discretion)


  1. Pour in the Cointreau.
  2. Add the Prosecco.
  3. Fill the glass up, as you desire, with cranberry juice.

This, I believe, is the perfect New Year’s Eve companion. My mum and I have said a “chin-chin!” and admired a glass already. I won’t lie, I’m rather impressed with my concoction and plan on enjoying another in an hour or so alongside the gammon roast that is already underway!

This New Year’s is the first I’m getting to spend properly with my boyfriend as we are both not working it. *Fist pumps repeatedly because I’m still super excited about this.* I will be making him a glass of this cocktail before we head off to our friend’s for a three course dinner party (just like in The Vicar of Dibley, I’m struggling to fit in all of the roast dinners!). We then will be joining our college friends to see in the New Year with fizz and games. Happy New Year everyone!

~ Kat ~

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