13 Festive Cocktails to Ring in the New Year
Last Updated December 22, 2016
From a fruity champagne cocktail to spiked warm cider, toast the New Year with one of these festive drinks.
Poire William is an eau de vie (water of life), or double-distilled fruit brandy, made from the Williams pear, known as the Bartlett pear in the United States. It is generally served chilled as an...
Amaretto and aged rum are an unexpected yet perfect pairing. The nutty, smooth cocktail is balanced by a tangy Meyer lemon sour mix, then topped with bitters for a little bit of holiday spice.
Aquavit uses sugar cones, also called piloncillo, which can be found in Mexican markets. But this flame-free version calls for simple table sugar and is easy to make at home.
A smooth finish with a light kick of oaky bourbon makes this cocktail taste like spiked apple pie–a perfect addition for the winter season. From: Jack Rose Libation House, Los Gatos.
Serve this cider spiked with rum in a crockpot to keep warm for your guests.
Adam Quirk, co-founder of Cardinal Spirits, the craft distillery in Bloomington, remembers one of the first Christmases he spent with his in-laws. He wanted to make a cocktail that would impress....
On New Year's Day, a brunch cocktail with just two ingredients and one step seems fitting. Keep things simple, yet festive, by combining a berry liqueur and prosecco.
Bartender Emily Costa, The Slow Rhode, Providence The marriage of sweet from the butternut squash with smoke from the bourbon results in a sublime autumn combination.
This seasonal cocktail is delicious topped with ginger beer.
Inspired by the classic Sazerac cocktail, this Southwest version was created by Michelle Jacob, the mixologist at Gertrude’s Restaurant in the Desert Botanical Garden, to showcase our local spirits...
A thinly sliced apple or rosemary sprigs add the perfect finishing touch to this this party-ready cocktail.