Three New Year's Eve drinky links and a sparkly swizzle stick tutorial #Food#beverages#crafts December 28 | Guest post by Dale Mackey Dale's been contributing decorating ideas and apothecary recipes to Offbeat Home all year. Lately I'm loving her drink recipes, like these! Easy Winter Mimosas equal parts champagne and grapefruit juice rosemary sprig for garnish Mix chilled champagne and grapefruit juice in a champagne or wine glass and garnish with rosemary sprig. Apple Champagne These are super easy and super pretty. I mixed an apple liqueur I got in Edinburgh, but you can substitute apple cider mixed with a little whiskey for a similar taste. thin slice of apple red decorating sugar heart cookie cutter 1 oz apple liqueur (or 1/2 oz each apple cider and whiskey) 4 oz champagne brandied cherries (optional) Step one: Take apple slice and cut into a heart using cookie cutter. Roll the edges in a saucer of red decorating sugar and place on a paper towel. Related Post Make these DIY crystal bottle stoppers Right? Cupcakes and Cashmere has the tutorial on how you can transform a little epoxy, a pretty stone, a cork stopper and into something super... Read more Step two: Add liqueur and then chilled champagne to glass. Add cherries if desired. Cut an inch long (or so) vertical slice from the point of the apple heart and slide on to lip of glass. Step three: Cheers! Photo by Shawn Poynter Rosemary Pear Sparkler This one takes some lead time! Read carefully! 1/2 ripe pear cut into 1 inch chunks juice of lemon slice 2 oz rosemary vodka (2 cups of vodka infused for two weeks with 4 springs rosemary) ginger ale to taste Muddle pear and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and rosemary vodka and shake. Strain into glass and top with ginger ale to taste. Top them all off with fancy garland drink stirrers Supplies bamboo skewers tinsel garland hot glue gun Cut a small (3 inches or so) section of tinsel from the garland. Fold in half and apply hot glue to ends of garland. Adhere to bamboo skewer. Repeat. If you want more of Dale's recipes, how-tos, and smart ideas, visit her blog's Domesticity page. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Dale Mackey Dale works for Knoxville Community Television by day and moonlights as an actress, writer, silkscreen artist, and creative writing instructor for prisons and women’s shelters, but likes having a day job too much to do any of these full-time. And? She's got a mess more information on tinctures on her website. http://dalemackey.wordpress.com PREVIOUS What do we do with our pesky formal dining room we aren't going to dine in? NEXT Shit's getting real: what baby poop has taught me about being a parent Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] I love the suggestions, especially the apple champagne. Maybe I will just try this out coming weekend. Reply I love champagne related drinks for New Years. I'll have to try a few of these! Reply Rosemary vodka? At the moment, I have some pear vodka that we made. I wonder if I instead of muddling pear into rosemary vodka if muddling rosemary into pear vodka would work? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.