Spirited Virginia Q4 2022 - 18

By Annie Tobey
S
ay goodbye to your sweatpants and
hello to your " hot " - goodbye to
your slippers and hello to your dance
shoes-goodbye to a " fam " night and
hello to " glam " night! The New Year's
Eve parties will be swinging again this
year, ready to entertain with live music
and DJs, dancing, dining, drinks and
more!
Kick off your evening of celebration
with a pregame party for your friends.
Kindle the mood, then set off to the
New Year's Eve events resurrected to
ring in 2023!
Pregaming Primer
At its inception, pregaming developed
a less-than-stellar reputation. It " officially "
started in the 1990s, primarily
with parties focused on cheap liquor
and beer consumed in quantity before
a night on the town or a football game.
Too often, bingeing at these parties had
negative consequences,
from risky behaviors
like drunk driving to
tragic results like alcohol
poisoning.
However, an inauspicious
origin story need
not be the end of the tale!
Just like early pregamers
grew up, so can the practice.
Given moderation and
smart planning, a pregame
party can be an enjoyable
preface to a memorable evening.
Follow
these tips for a New
Year's Eve pregame party that
can start the new year off right.
Feed the need for fuel. Providing
the right foods for your
pregaming crowd can control
hunger, balance alcohol-draining
electrolytes and mitigate
drinking's adverse
KIR
ROYALE
While the Kir Royale calls for
sparkling wine, you can sub
a non-sparkling wine for a Kir
cocktail. Crème de cassis is a
black current liqueur - you can
sub crème de mure blackberry
liqueur, Chambord black raspberry
liqueur, or other similar
liqueurs, too.
▷ ½ OZ. CRÈME DE CASSIS
▷ 4 OZ. CHAMPAGNE (OR
OTHER SPARKLING WHITE
WINE)
▷ LEMON TWIST FOR GARNISH
Pour the crème de cassis into
a Champagne flute. Top with
sparkling wine. Garnish.
WHITE PORT
& TONIC
Known in Portugal as Porto Tonico, this is a favorite Portuguese
pre-dinner drink. White port wine works well on its
own, but mixing it with sparkling tonic water elevates the
experience, balances the flavors and lowers the alcohol.
▷ 2 OZ. DRY WHITE PORT WINE
▷ 4 OZ. TONIC WATER, CHILLED
▷ ORANGE TWIST, ORANGE WHEEL OR LEMON WHEEL,
FOR GARNISH
Add the white port to a wine glass with ice. Top with
tonic water. Stir gently and briefly. Garnish.
Alternatively, you can switch up the garnishes: apple
slices, cranberries, rosemary, sage or thyme.
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