11 Essential Cocktail Recipes for New Years Eve

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By Saveur Editors | 5:13 am, December 29, 2016

Send 2016 out with a bang (okay, a bubble)

New Year’s cocktails are the perfect way to ring in the new year. Bubbly champagne and prosecco make bright New Year’s cocktails that are perfect alongside small bites. We’ve rounded up our favorite ways to celebrate the new year here.

Golden Chrysanthemum Champagne Cocktail
Matt Taylor-Gross


Tokyo native Kenta Goto pays tribute to the beloved Japanese golden chrysanthemum flower with this amber, pear-flavored Champagne elixir.

Todd Coleman


Freshly grated nutmeg rounds out the flavor of this shaken rum-and-citrus juice cocktail from Cienfuegos, a bar in New York City.

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Cachaca Violent Fairy Tales Cocktail
Matt Taylor-Gross


A dash of sparkling wine gives this cocktail a bright finish. Get the recipe for Violent Fairytales

Champagne Cocktails
Matt Taylor-Gross


Bartender Kaiko Tulloch riffs on the Champagne cocktail with a more floral and herbal version at Lucky Liquor Co. in Edinburgh. The name for the dangerously delicious drink comes from a customer who claimed she would lose her shoes if she had a couple more.

Spyglass Cocktail
Matt Taylor-Gross

Tasting like chocolate-covered cherries awash in sparkling wine, this sexy cocktail from Meaghan Dorman of Raines Law Room is punched up with dark rum and softened with a long pour of champagne. Get the recipe for Spyglass

Candelaria Champagne Cocktail
Matt Taylor-Gross

Pear, citrus, and herbal flavors meld together for this fruity, Champagne-topped cocktail. Get the recipe for Pear and Port Cocktail

The Anvil Champagne Cocktail
Matt Taylor-Gross

In this refreshing take on classic tiki drink The Airmail—a prosecco cocktail featuring honey syrup and lime—head bartender Alba Huerta at Julep in Houston replaces the rum with gin and adds pineapple juice and fresh dill for a savory twist. Get the recipe for Prosecco, Honey, and Lime Cocktail

Maxime Iattoni


This recipe was developed by Ehren Ashkenazi, beverage director at New York City restaurant The Modern. He explains: “This is a spin I formulated on the classic French 75. It is named after (not entirely coincidentally) a British infantry regiment that was part of the Prince of Wales’ division that was formed in 1968. There is much debate surrounding the true base spirit of the French 75; the two factions are split between gin and Cognac. This cocktail incorporates both bases, with gin and a Cognac based Pineau des Charentes infused with raspberries.”

See The Cheshire Regiment Recipe

Anna Stockwell


The name references an obscure prog rock album from the 1970s, but the drink itself is an elegant champagne cocktail that Boelte created for wedding toasts. “It’s ridiculously fall,” Boelte said, “with the apple brandy and the St. Germain, which is flavored with elderflower but actually has a base of pear brandy.” Nutmeg, a spice many people associate above all with pumpkin pie, amps up the overall autumnal feeling.

See The Long Hello Recipe

Landon Nordeman

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