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Ring In 2020 With These Festive Sips

Nicole Barylski

Grand Sidecar. (Courtesy Photo)

Hosting an epic New Year's Eve or New Year's Day bash? Add a signature sip to your soiree.

Grand Sidecar:

 • 1.5 oz. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
 • .75 oz. Cognac
 • .75 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
 • Orange Twist, for garnish

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass without sugar. Garnish with an orange twist.

Empress 75:

 • 1.5 oz. Empress 1908
 • .75 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
 • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
 • Top with Zonin Prosecco DOC Brut
 • Lemon Twist, for garnish

Directions: Shake all ingredients except for sparkling wine on ice, double strain into a chilled flute, and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Let It Shine: (Created by Mixologist Ben Scorah)

 • 1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio 70
 • 1 1/2 oz. Fluffed Orange Juice
 • Orange Wedge dusted with Cinnamon, for garnish

Directions: Pour room temperature Tequila Don Julio 70 into a shot glass. Pour freshly chilled orange juice into a spinning juicer to fluff. Pour into a second shot glass. Dust freshly ground cinnamon onto an orange slice and serve on a small plate between the two glasses.

Hangar 1 Mandarin Fizz:

 • 2 oz. Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom Vodka
 • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
 • 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
 • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
 • 1 Egg White
 • 3/4 oz. Cream
 • 1 dash Rose Water
 • Top with Seltzer

Directions: Vigorously dry shake (shake with no ice) all ingredients except the seltzer for 1 minute to aerate the drink. Then add ice and shake again for 30 seconds. Strain into a collins glass and top with seltzer.

Disaronno Sparkling:

 • 2 parts Disaronno
 • 4 parts Perlage "Sgajo" Vegan Prosecco DOC Extra Dry
 • 1 part Orange Simple Syrup

Directions: Pour ingredients in champagne flute and gently stir.

Shrubb Royale:

 • 1 oz. Clément Créole Shrubb
 • 4 oz. chilled Brut Sparkling Wine
 • Orange Zest

Directions: Drop small orange zest in bottom of Champagne flute. Add shrubb and chilled sparkling wine. Serve.

Mionetto Rosa Amara Spritz:

 • Mionetto Sparkling Rosé
 • Sparkling Water
 • Campari
 • Grapefruit Peel
 • Orange Twist, for garnish

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass without sugar. Garnish with an orange twist.

Midnight Magic: (Created by Mixologist Gabe Orta)

 • .5 oz. Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice
 • .5 oz. Johnnie Walker Black Label
 • .25 oz. Amaretto
 • .25 oz. Amaro
 • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
 • 1 Egg White
 • Lemon Peel, for garnish

Directions: In a small mixing tin add Egg White, Lemon Juice, Amaro, Amaretto, Johnnie Walker Black Label, and Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice in that order. Cover with large shaker tin and dry shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Open tin and add ice to the top of the small tin. Cover with large shaker tin and shake vigorously for 7-10 seconds. Strain over a chilled coupe. Gently squeeze a lemon peel making sure the skin of the lemon peel is facing towards and atop the cocktail so as to express the zest over the cocktail and insert the expressed lemon peel.

Flight of the Highlanders: (Created by Mixologist Eric Ribeiro)

Serves 6

 • 9 oz. The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
 • 3 oz. Chili Liqueur
 • 4 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
 • 3 oz. Maple Syrup
 • 9 oz. Fresh Cranberry-Apple Juice
 • Brut Champagne to top
 • Cranberries, for garnish

Directions: In a pitcher with fresh ice, combine The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old, chili liqueur, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and fresh cranberry-apple juice. Stir well. Serve in highball glasses over fresh ice and fill to top with brut champagne. Garnish with cranberries.

Croft Reserve Towny Port and Gin:

 • 2 oz. Barrel Aged Big Gin
 • 1/2 oz. Croft Reserve Tawny Port
 • 1/2 oz. Benedictine
 • 1 dash Scrappy's Grapefruit Bitters

Directions: Shake all ingredients and serve up in a chilled coup glass.

Tanteo Tequila Sparkling Margarita:

 • 2 oz. Tanteo® Blanco Tequila
 • 1 oz. Sparkling Wine or Club Soda
 • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
 • 3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
 • Lemon Twist, for garnish

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice Stir well and strain into a chilled Coupe Glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Woodford Reserve Bring Back Black Manhattan: (Created by Erica Gantt, Savannah, Georgia)

 • 1.5 parts Woodford Reserve Bourbon
 • .75 part Dumangin Ratafia de Champagne
 • .5 part Barolo Cocchi Chianto
 • 2 dashes 18.21 Aromatic Prohibition Bitters
 • Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherry, for garnish

Directions: Add all measured ingredients to a mixing glass. Ice should be added (enough to cover the liquid), stir the cocktail until gently diluted. Strain with a julep strainer into coupe glass. Express an orange peel over the top. Garnish with a Woodford Reserve Bourbon cherry.

Seagram's Vodka Brunchy Bubbly Berry Pineapple Mimosa: (Courtesy of Beautiful Booze)

 • 2 oz. Seagram's Pineapple
 • 1/2 oz. Strawberry Syrup
 • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
 • Top with Champagne
 • Strawberry, for garnish
 • Citrus Peel, for garnish

Directions: Add everything to a shaker except the champagne. Shake then strain into champagne glass. Top with champagne and garnish with strawberry and citrus peel

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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