With Christmas over and done with for another year, it's time to start thinking about the penultimate event of the year, New Years Eve. Whether you're hosting a big party to welcome 2019 or just a small family gathering, you're probably wondering what food and drinks will be served to mark the special occasion!
Cocktails don't always have to be complicated, with various sugar syrups and obscure spirits! Sometimes the more classic cocktails do just as well. Here at Mon Dessert we can't think of anything better to pair with cocktails than delicious homemade macarons!
They serve wonderfully as canapes or even little sweet treats after a dinner. And if you're worried that you won't have time to make macarons on the day, don't worry, macarons can be frozen ready to go with the ganache, or just the shells. So that's one less thing to worry about on the day!
Here's a few ideas to get you inspired!
Mojito - paired with lemon macarons
The Refreshing minty taste of this classic compliments the zingy taste of lemon flavoured macarons!
- 50ml White Rum
- Juice of 1 lime
- Handful of mint leaves
- Soda Water
- 1tsp granulated sugar
- 40g caramel sauce
- 90ml salted caramel Baileys
- 45ml Vodka
- 250g Milk
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed setting for 10-15 seconds.
Pour into martini glasses and serve immediately. Drizzle salted caramel on top to garnish.
Blueberry Cosmopolitan - Paired with raspberry rose macarons
Fresh and fruity pairing, for those berry lovers.
- 50ml Vodka
- 8 blueberries, and extra for garnish
- 15ml Elderflower liqueur
- 15ml chilled white cranberry juice
- 15ml fresh lemon juice
- 15ml sugar syrup
Add blueberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the remaining ingredients together and shake well.
Serve with a strainer into a martini glass. Garnish with blueberries to finish.
Old Fashioned - Paired with chocolate noir macarons
One for those that like dry and bitter cocktails, perfectly coupled with chocolate macarons.
- 5tsp sugar
- 3 dash Angostura bitters
- 1tsp water
- 50ml bourbon
Add the sugar, bitters and water into a rocks glass, stir until sugar is dissolved.
Fill the glass with large ice cubes, add bourbon, and stir gently to mix the flavours.
Garnish with orange peel.
There are endless possibilities of cocktails to be paired up with macarons!