Mix-up Your NYE Cocktail Game!
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Mix-up your NYE cocktail game!

With six creative cocktail recipes

It’s almost time to ring in a brand new year!

If you are hosting a glamorous gathering or an intimate evening at home, move beyond standard mixed drinks and go-to bottles of wine and champagne. New Year’s Eve is special and deserves a drink to match.

Whether you choose something bubbly, like champagne or prosecco, or you prefer to mix a cocktail with a little more oomph, you can cover the bases with these delicious drinks…

Melon, Mint + Prosecco

{Serves 4 – 6}

12 to 15 melon balls, from a ripe melon
2 to 3 ounces melon liqueur (see Recipe Note)
1 bottle chilled Prosecco
6 sprigs of mint

Add a few melon balls to each glass. Measure 1/2 ounce of liqueur per glass and drizzle it over the melon balls. Top with the chilled Prosecco. Gently squeeze or roll the mint sprigs and add one to each glass for garnish.

 

Lemon, Hazelnut Spritz

{Serves 1}

1 oz hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico

6 oz prosecco

1 twist lemon peel

Pour the liqueur in the bottom of a champagne flute. Top with the prosecco and garnish with the lemon twist to serve.

 

Grapefruit Gin Fizz

{Serves 1}

1 1/2 ounces gin

ounce honey syrup*

ounce freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice

large egg white

small wedge of grapefruit, to garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients and shake vigorously for at least a minute, or until cocktail is nice and frothy.

Strain into a tall glass of ice, and garnish with the wedge of grapefruit.

*Honey syrup is honey that has been warmed so that it is runny and easier to mix.

 

Strawberry, Limoncello, Rosé Sangria

{Serves 6}

3/4 cup limoncello
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup hulled and quartered fresh strawberries
1 750-ml bottle chilled demi-sec rosé champagne*
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced, seeds discarded

In a large pitcher, combine the limoncello and the strawberries. Top with the chilled rosé champagne and stir in half of the lemon wheels.

Pour the sangria into ice-filled stemware. Scoop some fruit into each glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

*You can also use a non-sparkling dry rosé wine.

 

The Nor’easter

{Serves 1}

2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce maple syrup
Ginger Beer

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the bourbon, lime juice, and maple syrup. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with ginger beer.

 

Red Wine Spritzer

{Serves 6}

½ pint blackberries

½ pint raspberries

1 bottle (750 mL) dry red Italian table wine

1 quart sparkling water or seltzer, chilled

Fill the bottom of large wine glasses with a mixture of berries. Pour wine to cover and let stand 10 minutes. Top glasses with seltzer when ready to serve

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