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At-Home Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

by Mary Melnick

Dec 13, 2022

© SelvaRey Rum


New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to finalize your plans, especially your cocktail menu. Besides the traditional popping of Champagne, treat your guests to delicious cocktails to enjoy while ringing in the New Year.



© Mercy Me DC

The H-Drink, attributed to Sami Katrib, director of food and beverage, Mercy Me DC, can be found at Mercy Me DC, located in Yours Truly DC.


6–7 ounces of high-quality Champagne

1 brandied cherry

1 ounce honey/hibiscus syrup

1 ounce citrus vodka

2 dashes of orange bitters

Dried hibiscus flower for garnish


Combine one part honey and one part water with three hibiscus tea bags. Take a Champagne flute and twirl it over sugar to create a sugar rim, then combine the brandied cherry and hibiscus mix in the glass, followed by vodka. Top it off with two dashes of orange bitters and as much Champagne as you wish.


La Frenchie

Available at Bar Rufus, located inside Rand Tower Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, La Frenchie was created by Megan Luedtke, beverage director, DDP Restaurant Group.


40 ml Midwest Vodka

25 ml fermented raspberry liqueur

30 ml pineapple juice

10 ml lime


Combine ingredients into a shaker, shake well and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass, complete with a raspberry on top.


Mojito in Tuxedo

© SelvaRey Rum

Courtesy of SelvaRey Rum, Mojito in Tuxedo offers a refreshing option for a New Year’s Eve toast.


6 mint leaves

1½ ounces SelvaRey White Rum

7½ ounces lime juice

1 ounce simple syrup

2 dashes angostura bitters



Mix all ingredients, shake well and strain into a Champagne flute. Top off with Champagne, then add a mint sprig on top.


Espresso Martini

© The Crossroads Hotel, Kansas City

Created by Liz Ramirez, bar manager, The Crossroads Hotel, Kansas City, the Espresso Martini at The Crossroads Hotel, Kansas City, is bound to give you and your guests that extra jolt in order to make it to midnight.


1 ounce Tito’s Vodka

1 ounce Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur

½ ounce of Averna

½ ounce Giffard Vanille de Madagascar

½ ounce Demerara Syrup

2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters

2 dashes angostura bitters


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice then shake well. Strain into another shaker without ice and shake again. Pour directly into a glass of your choice.


Manhattan Tequileño

The Manhattan Tequileño was created by El Tequileño Tequila and can be found at Casa Salles in Tequila, Mexico. This drink puts a Mexican twist on the classic Manhattan.


2½ ounces of El Tequileño Resposadoo Gran Reserva

1 ounce sweet vermouth

2 dashes angostura bitters


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with cubed ice and stir until cold. Strain liquid into a cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.


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