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Come Party With Me: New Year's Day Brunch — Drinks

Come Party With Me: New Year's Day Brunch — Drinks

After a long night of New Year's Eve parties, there is only one thing that will make guests feel better: Bloody Marys. Nothing beats the classic hangover drink's power to make a headache disappear. If there is leftover champagne, mix it with orange juice for mimosas. Have lots of sparkling and still water on hand, and make a refreshing nonalcoholic water cocktail with pineapple and rosemary. For these recipes,


Bloody Mary
From Ina Garten

3 large stalks celery from the heart, including leaves, plus extra for serving
36 ounces tomato juice (recommended: Sacramento)
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon grated yellow onion
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
12 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco), or to taste
1 1/2 cups vodka

  1. Cut the celery in large dice, including the leaves, and puree in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until finely minced.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the rest of the ingredients except the vodka.
  3. With the food processor running, pour 1/4 of the tomato juice mixture into the food processor through the feed tube.
  4. Then pour the contents of the food processor into the pitcher with the remaining tomato juice mixture.
  5. Add the vodka and chill.
  6. Serve in tall glasses over ice with a stick of celery.

Serves 6

Pineapple Rosemary Water
Modified from Everyday With Rachael Ray magazine

4 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
sparkling water
Ice cubes

  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil with 3 sprigs rosemary.
  2. Remove from the heat, add the pineapple, sparkling water, and refrigerate for several hours for the flavors to meld.
  3. Discard the rosemary sprigs and transfer the drink to a pitcher filled with ice. Garnish with the remaining fresh rosemary sprig.

Serves 4.


Cindybin Cindybin 9 years
I should have known this website would promote and glorify alcohol. That is just terrible. I would never drink alcohol, and neither would my husband. A grown adult should be well past the age where they want to use a mind-altering drug. It sets a terrible example when websites, publications, TV shows, etc. promote and glorify this toxic, mind-altering drug. And alcohol IS a drug. Ask any doctor! Just because its legal doesn't make it right. You wouldn't smoke pot, would you? Yet people think nothing of using a mind-altering drug in the form of alcohol. Pot smokers call booze-drinkers hypocrites, and they have a point! They are after the same psychoactive effect. And that is not a good thing to do! Also, alcohol is a TOXIN. It significantly raises the risk of breast cancer in women, poisons cells, has been linked to heart, brain and liver damage and more. But even if it were healthy, just the fact that alcohol is a mind-altering drug makes it wrong. It just really upsets me that there are sites like these which promote and glorify alcohol. We can hardly chastise our youth for underage drinking, when grown adults make alcohol look so fun, glamorous, romantic, sophisticated and fun. A grown adult should know better and not drink.
With bloody marys, you get your daily amount of veggies and your alcohol all in one.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
The 2nd one looks good!
emalove emalove 9 years
I've actually never had a Bloody Mary, but I really want to try one!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
That Pineapple Rosemary water looks good. It reminds me of Maui! I'd change the rosemary to mint though.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Do I have to wait until New Year's Day?
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
ILK! NOT a fan of bloody marys!
I used to serve a lot of Mimosa's at brunches held at the Country CLub I used to work at. Apparently, rich people can't wait past noon to get drunk.
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