This is it Nerdie Foodies, 2016 is coming to a close. Despite all the crazy news going on lately (Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, may you both rest in peace amongst the stars), New Year’s Eve is still a good time to celebrate all that we have accomplished and the trials and tribulations we have gone through. So, it’s only befitting that this year’s final Nerdie Foodie post of 2016 is all about the booze. Let’s go!
Nothing says classy more than champagne. These two cocktails created by Dani Meyer from The Adventure Bite are definitely New Year’s Eve classy. First, we have the pomegranate champagne cocktail that even has pomegranate seeds and raspberries floating in the drink (optional) for some extra pizazz! Check out the tutorial video and recipe here!
Next is her blackberry lavender champagne cocktail. With (dried or fresh) lavender flowers and blackberries in the glass, your guests will be impressed! Check out how-to video and recipe here!
If having fruit bits in your champagne glass is not your thing, check out this beautiful creation by Beth from The First Year. Sure, Jello may not be a liquid drink, but maybe this could be a champagne drink substitute if you and your guests are not big on drinking. If you want to give this a shot, check out the recipe here, and let us know how it went in the comments below!
For all you Potterheads out there, if you’ve ever wanted to create your own Patronus Charm, look no further than this Patronus charm cocktail! This charmed cocktail recipe is brought to you by Gwendolyn Mathers from Miss Kitchen Witch! Check out the recipe here!
I don’t know about you, but over here on the West Coast, Jack Frost is still nipping at our noses! Chrisy, from Homemade Hooplah, shares with us her colourful and coconut-y cocktail that looks frostily delightful to ring in the new year! Check out the recipe here!
Of course, if Jack Frost is still around, the snowflakes are just around the corner and not that far behind. Fashion blog Lulus has shared with us their recipe for a white chocolate snowflake martini. Check out the recipe here!
Instead of a Bailey’s Irish coffee, why not try a more festive version? Elizabeth from Life Love Liz, shows us how to make a Kringle and Buttershots iced coffee. I think Kris Kringle would approve after post Christmas present deliveries. Check out the recipe here!
Check this out! Your childhood summers may have involved ice cream floats. This time, why not try a champagne float? That’s right! Ice cream and champagne all together in one glass! Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante shares with us her recipe for a raspberry champagne float! Check out the recipe here!
When you think of a Shirley Temple, you think of that bright red drink with that garnish of orange slices and maraschino cherry (mine always came on a plastic sword just like the ones in Pirates of the Caribbean). This time around, why not try this adult version of a Shirley Temple with champagne in it? Rebecca from Sugar & Soul shares with us her recipe here! Note: You can remove the alcohol if you want to make it nerdling friendly.
Nerdlings’ Drink “Bar”
Bonus! If there are nerdlings in your home or venue for New Year’s Eve, Michelle from Delicate Construction shows us how to make our very own drinks “bar” that is nerdling friendly! She shows us how we can set one up with 7-Up and Ginger Ale, but you can put out anything that you think the nerdlings will enjoy mixing and matching. Check out this fun DIY here!
And there you have it Foodies! As 2016 comes to an end, we will welcome 2017 with some serious foodie style! I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s collection of Nerdie Foodie posts and I can’t wait to see y’all next year! Happy New Year!
‘Til next time,