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Raise A Glass To The End Of 2020 With These New Year's Cocktails

Nicole Barylski

Cinderella's Mule. (Photo: Courtesy of Bedlam Vodka)

Toast to the end of 2020 with these festive libations.

Cinderella's Mule:

 • 1.5 oz. Bedlam Vodka
 • 1.5 oz. Ginger Lime Cordial
 • Top with Prosecco
 • Candied Ginger, for garnish

Directions: Add Bedlam and ginger lime cordial to cocktail shaker with ice. Shaker till sufficiently chilled and double strain into a martini glass. Top with Prosecco.

High West Quit'n Time Hot Cocktail:

 • 2 oz. High West Double Rye
 • 3 oz. Spiced Lemonade, hot*
 • Cinnamon Stick, for garnish
 • Lemon Wheel, for garnish

Directions: Add both ingredients to a pre-heated mug or goblet and stir briefly. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or lemon wheel.

Sparkling Grove: Created by Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador)

 • 11/2 Parts Milagro Select Silver
 • 1/2 Part Fresh Lime Juice
 • 1/2 Part Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup
 • 2 Parts Sparkling Pinot Grigio
 • 1 Edible Flower

Directions: Pour all ingredients, except the Sparkling Pinot Grigio, into a Boston shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and top with the Sparkling Pinot Grigio. Garnish with an edible flower.

Cinnamon Smash: (Created by Courier Classics)

 • 1.5 oz. Belvedere Vodka
 • 1/4 Grapefruit, cut into chucks
 • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
 • .75 oz. Rich Honey Syrup
 • 2 pinches Ground Cinnamon
 • 2 -3 dashes Aromatic Bitters
 • Dried Grapefruit Wheel, for garnish
 • Cinnamon Stick, for garnish

Directions: Chill rocks glass by placing in fridge/freezer, or by filling with ice water and setting aside for 5 minutes. Measure and add grapefruit chunks, lemon juice and honey syrup to cobbler shaker, then muddle. Add vodka, cinnamon and aromatic bitters, then fill shaker with ice and shake rigorously for 10 seconds. Remove rocks glass from fridge/freezer or if using ice water, empty the glass. Strain contents of shaker into fresh ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with dried grapefruit wheel and cinnamon stick.

Pomegranate Ginger Bubbly:

 • 1/2 can Spicy Ginger Volley
 • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
 • Juice of 1/2 Lime
 • Splash of Pomegranate Juice
 • Orange, for garnish
 • Lime Wheel, for garnish
 • Pomegranate Seeds, for garnish

Directions: Add triple sec, lime and pomegranate juice to the cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Top with Spicy Ginger Volley. Garnish with orange slice, lime wheel and/or pomegranate seeds.


 • 1.5 oz. High West American Prairie Bourbon
 • .25 oz. Amaro Santa Maria
 • .5 oz. Fresh Beet Juice
 • .5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
 • .5 oz. Pink Peppercorn Syrup
 • .25 oz. Fresh Ginger Juice
 • 4 Basil Leaves
 • Basil Leaf, for garnish

Directions: Muddle 3 basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add all ingredients to the cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a basil leaf.

Devil's Daisy:

 • 1.5 oz. Camarena Reposado
 • .5 oz. Orange Liqueur
 • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
 • .5 oz. Agave Nectar
 • 1.5 oz. Apothic Red Blend
 • Black Sea Salt, for rim

Directions: Add all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake together to combine/chill. Strain (or double strain) into a chilled Coupe Glass rimmed with Black Sea salt.

Aberfeldy Golden Crusta:

 • 2 oz. Aberfeldy 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
 • 1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
 • 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice
 • 1/4 oz. Cointreau
 • Golden Sugar, for rim

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for ~30 seconds and strain into a golden sugar rimmed glass.

Crystal Head Vodka Nightcap:

 • 1 1/2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
 • 1/2 oz. Premium Coffee Liqueur
 • 1 Freshly Brewed Espresso Shot
 • Chocolate Shavings or Coffee Beans, for garnish

Directions: Pour Crystal Head, coffee liqueur and espresso into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to create froth then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings or finely crushed coffee beans.

Holiday Collins:

 • 1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
 • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
 • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
 • 2 oz. Club Soda
 • 1-4 dashes of Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
 • Dehydrated Lemon Wheel, for garnish

Directions: Shake all of the ingredients aside from club soda and bitters and pour into your favorite collins glass with fresh ice. Top with Club Soda and dashes of Bitters. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel.

Cutwater Sparkling Roses:

 • 2 oz. Cutwater Hibiscus Vodka
 • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
 • .75 oz. Simple Syrup
 • 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
 • Sparkling Rosé
 • Grapefruit Zest, for garnish
 • Flower, for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients (except sparkling rose) into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Top with sparkling rosé and garnish with a grapefruit zest and flower.

Japanese Gold:

 • 1.5 oz. Kikori Whiskey
 • .75 oz. Yuzuri Liqueur
 • .5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
 • .75 oz. Clove-Infused Honey Syrup
 • Lemon Wheel
 • Honeycomb

Directions: Stir and Serve. Garnish with lemon wheel or honeycomb.

Grey Goose Espresso Martini:

 • 1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
 • 1 oz single origin Espresso
 • 0.5 oz coffee liqueur
 • Pinch of salt
 • Dash of simple syrup

Directions: Add spirits, salt and coffee flavors in a shaker. Shake briskly and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.

2020 Last Call

 • 1.50 oz. Croc Vodka
 • .50 oz. Pomegranate Syrup
 • .50 oz. Blood Orange Syrup
 • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
 • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
 • Manicured Lemon Swath, for garnish

Directions: Shaken over ice. Served in coupe glass with manicured lemon swath garnish.

Cranberry Rosemary Margarita:

 • 1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
 • .75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
 • .5 oz. Cranberry Juice
 • .5 oz. Rosemary Simple Syrup
 • Fresh Cranberries, for garnish
 • Rosemary Sprig, for garnish

Directions: Shaken over ice.

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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