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Toast The End Of 2013 With These Seven Drinks

Nicole Barylski

Bar Drake Manhattan and 525 Fizz. (Courtesy Photo)

Here are seven cocktails to celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.

1. The Sparkler: If your New Year's resolution is to get fit, this festive drink only has 78 calories.

 • 3 oz. Gekkeikan Zipang
 • 3 Peach slices
 • 3 Plum slices
 • 1 oz. Monin O free Pomegranate Syrup

Directions: Muddle Peaches and Plums with Syrup, shake with ice and strain into a champagne flute, top with Gekkeikan Zipang and stir.

Herradura Espresso.(Courtesy Photo)

2. Herradura Espresso: Not used to staying up so late? Have one of these and you'll definitely make the Times Square Ball Drop.

 • 1.5 oz. Herradura Anejo
 • 1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
 • 1.5 oz. Espresso
 • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
 • 1.5 oz. Heavy Cream

Directions: Place all ingredients excluding the heavy cream in to a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake hard and strain over ice in to a chilled coupe glass. In a separate shaker place the heavy cream and cubed ice, shake hard to aerate then pour carefully over a bar spoon to layer the cream over the coffee. Garnish with 3 coffee beans.

3. 525 Fizz: Prosecco is a nice bubbly alternative to champagne.

 • 1 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka
 • 1 1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
 • Prosecco
 • Absinthe Wash
 • Rosemary

Directions: Combine, shake and strain vodka & elderflower liqueur into a chilled absinthe washed martini glass. Top with prosecco and garnish with fresh rosemary.

French Kiss and Sparkling Cran-Razzy. (Courtesy Photo)

4. Basil Hayden's Stroke of Midnight: If you have no one to kiss at the stoke of midnight, celebrate with a sip of this.

 • 1 part Basil Hayden's Bourbon
 • Sparkling Apple Juice

Directions: Add Basil Hayden's Bourbon to a champagne flute. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling apple juice. Garnish with a sliced apple.

5. Sparkling Cran-Razzy: This mocktail available at Fresh Hamptons (203 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 631-537-4700, freshhamptons.com) is ideal for the New Year's Eve non-drinkers.

 • 1 parts Cranberry Juice
 • 2 parts Club Soda
 • 1 part Raspberry Puree

Directions: Combine cranberry juice and raspberry puree in a champagne flute. Top with club soda.

The Sparkler and Basil Hayden's Stroke of Midnight. (Courtesy Photos)

6. Bar Drake Manhattan: A classic to end the night or early morning.

 • 2 1/4 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
 • 1 oz. Fonseca BIN 27 Port
 • 2 oz. bar spoon of Maple Syrup
 • Dash of Angostura Bitters

Directions: Pour all ingredients over ice into a mixing glass. Stir the drink and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with brandied cherries.

7. French Kiss: The perfect way to end 2013 and cocktail choice to ring in the New Year.

 • 1 oz. CAMUS VS Elegance Cognac
 • 1/4 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
 • 1/4 oz. Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut, chilled

Directions: Combine CAMUS VS Elegance Cognac and raspberry liqueur in a chilled champagne flute. Top with Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut and garnish with raspberry.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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