Yesterday, I attended a New Years Eve Brunch at CreoleInDC's with a bunch of The Usual Suspects. Good Times!!! Well, as is the tradition, we usually concoct a new drink. Last year we came up with "The Usual Suspect Sparkling Cocktail" which consisted primarily of champagne and White Cranberry Juice.

To a professional drinker as myself, the original Usual Suspect Cocktail is kinda like drinking koolaid. I took it upon myself to come up with a new cocktail to ring in the new year utilizing the resources we had on hand.

Utilizing what you see in the picture above, we created a new cocktail to ring in 2011....The Unusual Suspect - cause we are an unusual lot. Here is the mixology - more or less.

The Unusual Suspect
1 1/2 cup of Absolute Mandarin
1/2 cup of Triple Sec
3 cups of White Cranberry Juice
Juice of 1/2 of a lime

Adjust to taste.

Happy New Year!