NEW YEAR'S EVE COCKTAIL RECIPES

Rossini Cocktail


A luscious take on the Bellini, the Rossini swaps strawberries in for white peaches and prosecco in for champagne.

Makes One Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz. puréed strawberries
  • 3 oz. chilled prosecco
  • 1 fresh strawberry, sliced, to garnish


INSTRUCTIONS

Pour strawberry purée into a chilled champagne glass, and top with prosecco. Garnish glass with fresh strawberry.

The Moonwalk


Joe Gilmore, legendary Head Barman at the Savoy Hotel's American Bar, invented this cocktail in 1969 to commemorate the first moon landing. The drink—a combination of grapefruit, orange liqueur, and a hint of rosewater, topped with Champagne—was the first thing Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin sipped upon returning to earth.

Makes One Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur, preferably Grand Marnier
  • 3 drops rose water
  • Champagne or sparkling wine, for topping


    INSTRUCTIONS

    Combine grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, and rose water in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute; top with champagne.

    The Clipperton


    This wonderfully fruity concoction spiked with the gin-based liqueur Pimm’s No. 1 is served at RPM Italian restaurant in Chicago.

    Makes One Cocktail

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 1⁄2 oz. Pimm's No. 1
    • 1⁄2 oz. dry vermouth
    • 1⁄2 oz. fresh lemon juice
    • 1⁄2 oz. raspberry syrup, such as Stonewall Kitchen
    • 1⁄3 oz. prosecco
    • Mint sprig, for garnish


    INSTRUCTIONS

    Combine Pimms No. 1, vermouth, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a wine glass filled with ice. Top with prosecco; garnish with mint sprig.

    Rosewater Fizz


    Simple, fruity, and slightly floral, this champagne-based cocktail comes to us by way of astrologer/bartender Patricia Clark Hippolyte.

    Makes One Cocktail

    INGREDIENTS

    • Champagne
    • 3 dashes rose water
    • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
    • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish


    INSTRUCTIONS

    Add rose water and pomegranate juice to champagne flute; top with champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

    Arnaud's French 75


    This elegant libation of cognac, lemon, and champagne is served at the historic bar attached to Arnaud's restaurant, which dates to the late 1800s.

    Makes One Cocktail

    INGREDIENTS


    INSTRUCTIONS

    Combine cognac, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a small piece of lemon peel.