New Years Day Bowl Games Deserve Great Choices!! 8th Annual “12 Drinks of Christmas”, Day 10!

What do you want to drink for New Years Day? For a day full of R&R and bowl games, I want options– lots of options! Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark have GREAT cocktails and this is the place to find their interesting takes and tweaks to cocktails! This is California… and Alie and Georgia both live here and so do I! While it’s been horrendously cold here (ok.. so it’s CALIFORNIA type cold weather), we are going to pretend it’s warm-ish here and then the cocktails I give you can and will be warm and/or cold!

Alie & Georgia’s Golden Ratio Cocktail


Makes 1 cocktail


2 oz preferred spirit (whiskey, vodka, tequila, gin) (suggestion: try whiskey or smooth tequila)

¾ oz fresh squeezed citrus juice (lemon or lime)

2 dashes bitters (Angostura, Peychaud’s or any flavor you like)

4 oz your favorite fruit flavored soda (we love all of IZZE’s line)

Garnish with a citrus peel or herb of your choice


1. Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously.
2. Pour into a Collins glass filled with ice and top with fruit flavored soda.
3. Garnish with a citrus peel or a sprig of fresh herb.
Prepare to make drinks for all of your friends at every party for the rest of your life

Izze Vanilla Clementini


1½ OZ.vanilla vodka (now is the time to NOT go to your usual brand but try something new… like Pinnacle Spirits in a slew of great flavors)

½ OZ. Triple Sec or Cointreau


2 CUPS Finely crushed or shaved ice

2 TBS. Sweetened Condensed Milk!

In a glass, combine vodka, triple sec, and IZZE Sparkling Clementine, and stir lightly. Pour over shaved ice and top with a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk. Serve with a spoon and be prepared to make seconds.

For a twist on this either add a bit of Tangine spice to the recipe or a bit of nutmeg on top of the condensed milk!

Yield: one serving

Alie and Georgia’s Grapefruit Lavenderita


1½ TSP. Dried Lavender

2 OZ. Tequila (try a brand that has a smooth reposado. Hornitos is a good choice)

½ OZ. Bittersweet citrus aperatif (examples: Lillet Blanc, Amaro or Compari)

¾ OZ. Fresh squeezed lime juice


Infuse tequila with lavender. Combine tequila and remaining ingredients with ice, and stir. Garnish with fresh lavender blossom, and tell someone you got them flowers.

To infuse tequila, add one tablespoon dried lavender flowers to 8 oz. of tequila and let sit for one hour. Strain and store tequila in a sealed jar or bottle.

Yield: One serving

Izze Grapehound



2 OZ. Citron Vodka or some brand that has a very sharp citrus flavor (like Pinnacle!)

Pour vodka into a highball glass over ice cubes and fill with IZZE Sparkling Grapefruit. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Georgia’s Favorite Cocktail Trick: Sparking Citrus with Fire (Handle with care!)

Thanks to these amazing 2 women for the ingenious and creative cocktails. Given that I have featured them twice in the first four days says a lot! (Wait, there’s MORE!)

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About Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark:
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark are best friends who, after posting their viral video for a cocktail called “The McNuggetini,” went on to take the libation world by storm and have since created more palatable beverages for both television and the web. Their web series, “Classy Ladies With Alie & Georgia,” appeared on, and their debut TV show, “Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia,” premiered last year on the Cooking Channel. They write about cocktail trends for KCET, and can also be seen on Cooking Channel’s fourth season of “Unique Sweets,” the #1 show on the network. They are currently working on a new top secret project for their next show!

Enjoy a tasty weekend!

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