[Moderator note: This topic became too large for our servers to handle efficiently, so we've divided it up; the preceding part of this discussion is here: Drinks! (2012, part 2)] Screw the bubbly, I was enjoying a new years cocktail. To celebrate my new bottle of Aperol, I went with this one from Cocktail Virgin Slut

Neighborhood Nine
2.5 Oz Rye (Said Rittenhouse, I used Willett)
0.5 Oz Dry Vermouth
0.5 Oz Aperol
0.25 Oz Drambuie
1 ds Orange Bitters (Ango Orange)

Fantastic flavor explosion. Great way to ring in the new year.