New Year's Guide 2011
New Year's Eve is most definitely NOT Beauty Wonkette's favorite holiday. In fact, it's probably below Flag Day on Beauty Wonkette's list of favorite holidays. But, since it's unavoidable, here are thirteen sparkling-cocktail recipes from some favorite NY drink dens to help you ring in the New Year with a pop.
Aperol Spritz (View Recipe)
From The Mermaid Inn
This simple cocktail has just two ingredients: the tart, rhubarb-infused spirit Aperol, and the wallet-friendly prosecco. Finish with a twist.
Aviators Tipple (View Recipe)
From Martim Ake Smith-Mattsson at Double Crown
This drink gets a pop of color from maraschino syrup and a swirl of creme de violette.
The Bianco Royale (View Recipe)
From BLT Bar & Grill
VeeV acai liqueur, honey syrup, lemon juice, and rose water mingle with chilled prosecco in this floral cocktail.
Black Mission Fig Mimosa (View Recipe)
From Marc Forgione
For a dose of farm-to-table in a glass: This drink marries homemade fig syrup with walnut liqueur in a Champagne flute that's been rimmed in honey and crushed hazelnuts.
Calvados 75 (View Recipe)
From The Lambs Club
This Spanish twist on a classic blends apple brandy with fresh lemon juice and budget-friendly cava.
East Side Spirit (View Recipe)
From The National
The National's take on the Champagne cocktail features a Grand Marnier–rimmed flute filled with sherry and sparkling rosé, finished with a candied orange twist.
Hearts of Oak (View Recipe)
From Damon Boelte at Prime Meats
The Hearts of Oak cocktail packs a punch, with bourbon, sparkling rosé, and the on-trend cynar making time with cozy winter flavors like cinnamon and orange bitters.
Pomegranate Peach Bellini (View Recipe)
From Stanton Social
Peach purée and pomegranate liqueur amp up the traditional Bellini, making it the perfect beverage for a New Year's celebration or a recovery breakfast the next morning.
Red Velvet Champagne Cocktail (View Recipe)
From Plein Sud
This cocktail combines strawberry purée, vanilla, and sugar in an ode to the universally adored cupcake.
Russian Court (View Recipe)
From Dushan Zaric at Employees Only
This prosecco-based cocktail marries orange bitters with a helping of acacia honey and gets an extra kick from a serving of vodka. Garnish with an orange twist for a festive touch.
Spiced Pear Sgroppino (View Recipe)
From Ai Fiori
A drink made of pear sorbet and sparkling wine—chilly, easy to make, and lightly indulgent. Make as a punch to share with friends.
French 75 (View Recipe)
From Summit Bar
Start the New Year off with a twist on the traditional Soixante Quinze.
Vuelve a la Vida (View Recipe)
Show off your exotic side with a drink containing dragon fruit purée, lime, and mezcal ... just don't forget about the Champagne.