New Year’s Eve is a time to recognize our successes from this past year, as well as set goals for the next year. And, there’s no better way to celebrate than with our loved ones. Robert and I like to have a special cocktail as part of our festivities. And, it’s not too late to decide on a featured cocktail to enjoy as part of your celebration. Here are 11 of our favorites for you to choose from, featuring a variety of liquors and styles. One is frozen and another served warm, too!
Note: this post has been updated, adding even more scrumptious cocktails!
A Delicious Champagne Cocktail
A great alternative to the traditional mimosa, this recipe perfectly complements brunch, special occasion, and of course, New Year’s Eve celebrations. And with only four ingredients, it’s a snap to put together!
How to make a Vodka Martini with a Twist
With my husband Robert’s unique Vodka Martini recipe, you can surprise and wow your friends and family at your next gathering. He’s become known far and wide for his super popular dry martinis, which call for a special ingredient and no vermouth. They are easy to make – and you can even whip up a batch ahead of time!
Pomegranate Martini Recipe with Vodka
My Pomegranate Martini (or Red Carpet Martini) is elegant, colorful, delicious – and perfect for Oscar night viewing! It’s also easy to prepare, calling for only 4 ingredients.
How to make a Cosmo Martini
A time tested recipe for Cosmopolitan Martinis, developed with input from experienced bartenders. Cool, clean and fresh tasting!
Lime Blackberry Martini
Elegant, sophisticated and alluring, a Lime Blackberry Martini is the perfect specialty cocktail for your next special gathering. Vodka, blackberry lime purée, and ginger liqueur are combined together in this beautiful and alluring cocktail.
Ginger Lemon Whiskey Drink
Bourbon cocktail mixed with a rosemary-infused honey simple syrup, lemon juice, and ginger. YUM!
Robert’s Perfect Manhattan Drink
My husband Robert’s Perfect Manhattan cocktail is smoky and full-bodied, but isn’t as sweet as most – he uses rye instead of bourbon!
Perfect Sidecar Drink Recipe
A Sidecar Martini are both delicious and deceptively easy to prepare, calling for only three ingredients. There are a few tricks to preparing them properly, including using top quality brandy and cointreau, as well as correctly balancing the sweet and sour aspects.
Frozen Brandy Alexander with Ice Cream
Frozen Brandy Alexanders with Ice Cream are a memorable, fun and elegant dessert that I’ve been making for years. Traditional brandy Alexander ingredients of brandy and creme de cacao are turned into into a frosty milkshake by swapping out the cream for ice cream.
Homemade Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur Recipe
Irish Cream Liqueur, most commonly known as Baileys, is a favorite of mine. It’s a rich, creamy, chocolate and caramel-flavored alcoholic beverage with hints of almond and coffee. It’s super quick and easy to prepare – in only 10 minutes!
Happy new year!!