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Happy New Cheer: Sparkling New Year’s Eve Cocktails

How will you celebrate New Year’s Eve this year? Will you be out in the cold watching the ball drop? Packed in a crowded nightclub? Or will you be at home surrounded by family and friends enjoying a cocktail or four? No matter your plans, make sure your New Year’s Eve cocktails are festive and fizzy! We’ve rounded up some delicious sparkling New Year’s Eve cocktails for you to indulge in from zero-calorie Sparkling Ice, world-renowned Italian winery Santa Margherita, and authentic ginger ale brand Brooklyn Crafted.

These seasonal cocktail recipes are just what you need to welcome 2018, and toast to all the wonderful things the new year may bring. Ready your palates for the following sparkling cocktails:

Prosecco Punch – Recipe by Sparkling Ice

1 Part Prosecco
1 Part Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
Mix together and garnish with small lavender sprig

Sparkle Shots – Recipe by Sparkling Ice

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1oz Vodka
½ oz lime juice
1 oz Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
Sprinkle Rim, for garnish
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into a shot glass with a sprinkle rim and serve.

Prosecco Superiore Cranberry Skewer – Recipe by Santa Margherita

Servings: 2
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
8-10 frozen cranberries
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
Put cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass ¾ with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve.

ALTERNATE OPTION
For a slightly sweeter garnish, soak fresh or frozen berries in maple syrup overnight, then skewer and roll in sugar.

Ginger Raspberry Sparkler – Recipe by Brooklyn Crafted


1/3 oz Raspberry Puree
1.5 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini, Lemon/Lime
Splash of Limoncello
4 oz Champagne
Squeeze of Lime Juice Fresh
Raspberries
Stir raspberry puree, Brooklyn Crafted Mini Lemon/Lime and Limoncello in a champagne flute. Top with champagne and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with raspberries and enjoy!

We hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve celebration and remember to drink responsibly. Happy New Year!

Toast to 2016: New Year’s Eve Cocktails

As promised, we’re sharing, even more tantalizing New Year’s Eve cocktails to help you welcome 2016 with a delicious start. We’re highlighting more ways to celebrate the new year with a unique twist on the traditional champagne toast. In part two of our New Year’s Eve cocktails roundup, we’ve sharing delicious libations from Milagro Tequila, and Dry Fly Distilling. If you’re tired of the boring champagne toast at midnight, why not indulge in one or two of these delicious mixed drinks cocktail recipes.

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Are you looking an elegant cocktail or something with a bit more edge? Either way, we’ve got the perfect party concoction for you whether you’re out celebrating at a party or at home. Trust us when we say, you should bookmark the recipes for these New Year’s Eve Cocktails to show to the bartender.

20th Century Sparkler

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1 oz. Dry Fly Triticale Whiskey
½ oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ oz. White chocolate syrup
Sparkling wine
Shake first 3 ingredients. Pour into a coupe or flute glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a cherry.

Chocolate Manhattan

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2 oz. Dry Fly Washington Bourbon
1 oz. Sweet vermouth
3 Dashes chocolate bitters
Stir all and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

The Lady Satin

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1 ½ oz Dry Fly gin
1 ½ oz Crème de Violet
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Lime Juice
Champagne
Mix all in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Sparkling Rose

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1.5 parts Milagro Silver
0.25 part Simple Syrup
0.5 part Fresh Lemon Juice
0.75 part Watermelon Juice
2 parts Rosé Sparkling Wine
Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine, in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake, strain and pour into a champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Blushing Rose Martini

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1.5 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
0.5 part Lillet Rose
3 Teaspoons Quince Preserves
0.75 part Lime Juice
Garnish: Orange Twist
Starting with preserves, combine ingredients and shake very well, double strain into a martini glass.

The Highlands

The Highlands (JP De Loeara)
2 parts Milagro Añejo Tequila
1 part Oloroso Sherry
0.5 part Drambuie
Garnish: Lemon Peel & Sage Leaf and serve in a Coupe glass

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New Year’s Cocktails to Celebrate 2016

We, along with everyone else, cannot wait to raise a glass to the new year and today we’re sharing a short list of New Year’s cocktails to celebrate 2016 (we will be sharing a few more cocktails as the time gets nearer). We’re looking forward to welcoming the new and wonderful opportunities, adventures, and experiences 2016 has to offer. We’re starting the new opportunity to start over by breaking the rules a bit. Instead of toasting with a straight glass of traditional champagne, we’ll be ringing in 2016 with a non-traditional cocktail from Sauza Tequila, Midori Melon Liqueur, Brotherhood Riesling, and Blanc de Blancs.

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Who says you’re only allowed to toast to the new year with a flute of champagne? As humans, we love to show our individuality and let’s face it, some traditions are now outdated and can be changed. So if you’re ready to ring in the new year with a delicious drink, here are some of our favorite New Year’s cocktails to celebrate 2016:

Tequila Sparkler

Sauza's Tequila Sparkler

1 part Sauza® Signature Blue Silver Tequila
½ part lime juice
½ part simple syrup
4 parts champagne (chilled)
Add tequila, lime juice and simple syrup to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into glass. Top with Champagne.

 

Midori® Mebuki (Created by Chef Morimoto)

Midori® Mebuki

1 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
1 part Junmai Style Sake
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
Splash Simple Syrup
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Midori® Sparkle

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1/2 part Midori® Melon Liqueur
Dry Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Pour Midori® into a champagne glass. Top with dry Champagne or sparkling wine.

The Sage (cocktail image not available)

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4 oz. Brotherhood Riesling
8 small fresh sage leaves
½ ounce simple syrup
½ slice of lemon
Rip up sage and muddle with syrup and lemon. Shake Riesling with ice and strain into martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

Bellini (cocktail image not available)

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2/3 cup white peach puree
1 teaspoon raspberry puree
1 bottle chilled Blanc de Blancs
Place 1 ½ tablespoons peach puree in the bottom of a flute glass and add 2-3 drops of the raspberry puree. Add sparkling wine and serve.

Got some New Year’s cocktails to share? Leave your favorite cocktail recipe in our comments.

Celebrate the New Year w/ One of These Delectable Cocktails

Although New Year’s Eve is mainly known as the day to enjoy glasses of champagne, we’d like to offer a few non-traditional sparkling, as well as non-sparkling cocktails to toast to the new year. While we love traditional, sometimes trying something new (don’t worry we put in a few more traditional champagne cocktails for you as well) is necessary and fun. Today we share some delicious cocktail recipes, from sparklers, to fruity, and creamy cocktails, that are sure to please your celebratory palette as you welcome the new year. We’ve got you covered to welcome 2015 with cocktails from Sauza TequilaRuffino, Skinnygirl Cocktails, and Bare Organic Mixers. let us help you bring some cheer to 2015 with the following:

Strawberry Sparkler

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1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part DeKuyper® Strawberry Liqueur
1/2 part (chilled) rose champagne
1/2 part limeade
3 strawberries
1 tbsp. sugar
1 wedged lime
Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead). Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim. Place a frozen strawberry at the bottom of the flute. Open champagne and pour glass approximately 2/3 of the way full. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top glass with the cocktail and serve immediately.

Ruffino Holiday Sparkler

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3 oz. Ruffino Prosecco DOC
3/4 oz. apple cider
3/4 oz. cranberry juice
1 tsp. maple syrup
squeeze of 1 lemon wedge
Add ingredients directly to a mixing glass with ice and stir briefly. Strain into a chilled champagne flute that has been rimmed w/ cinnamon sugar. Garnish with a mint leaf floating on top.

Maple Syrup Martini

Maple Syrup Martini

2 parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
2 parts club soda
Dollop of warm maple syrup
Shake vodka and maple syrup together with ice. Top with club soda and pour into martini glass.

Mexican Eggnog

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1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1 part Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
3 parts eggnog
Dash of cinnamon
In a shaker filled with ice combine egg nog, tequila, and bourbon. Shake to combine and serve chilled with a dash of cinnamon on top.

Raspberry Lemon “Ball” Drop

Raspberry Lemon Ball Drop

1 oz Bare Organic Mixer: Lemon Drop
1 1/2 oz Citrus vodka
3/4 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur
lemon twist and sugar for rimming glass
If desired rub a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass and dip in sugar to coat the rim.
In a metal mixing tin, fill with ice, add vodka, triple sec, and Bare Organic Mixer: Lemon Drop. Shake thoroughly and strain into chilled martini glass.
Pour Chambord down the center of the drink for layered effect (red bottom, yellow/white up top). Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.

Are you looking for new cocktails to enjoy? does one or more of these must-try cocktails look good to you? May we suggest you tell your bartender to make you one of them and celebrate the night away.