10 New Year's Eve Cocktails

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Kerry Saretsky

Not sure what to sip while humming Auld Lang Syne tomorrow night? Here are ten ideas; many of them involve bubbles.

  • Champagne Cocktail: Simple to prepare and damn tasty to boot.
  • Black Velvet: Some people might recoil at the idea of mixing Guinness with Champagne—ignore them.
  • Champagne Julep: Cognac plus Champagne. Warning: this one has some crazy firepower.
  • A Minnesota Good-Bye: A holiday riff on French 75 made with simmered tart cranberries, toasty spices, some piney gin, and a topper of bubbly.
  • Reveillon: Apple and pear brandies with allspice and cinnamon-tinged bitters.
  • The Mary Pickford: Rum, pineapple juice and grenadine, with a bit of mystery added through the inclusion of maraschino liqueur
  • Fernet Old Fashioned: Mint and eucalyptus-laced Italian digestivo (after all those party snacks).
  • Toasted Almond Cocktail: A mixture of marzipan-sweet Amaretto and icy Champagne, crowned by a rim of toasted almond sugar
  • Champs Elysees The ne plus ultra of elegant cocktails.
  • Zombie Punch: A powerful yet balanced amalgam of rum, juice and sweeteners. And c'mon, it has "punch" in the title.

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