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7 Cocktails to Make on New Year’s Eve

My Golden Dram cocktail
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You can’t go wrong with bubbly on New Year’s Eve, but why not treat your guests to something a little more special. After all, it’s not every day that you get to usher in a new decade. Ring in 2020 with these seven cocktails.

  • Bourbon Rosemary Punch

    Bourbon Rosemary Punch

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    If you’re hosting a crowd, you’re going to want to make a batch of this punch to keep everyone well-hydrated through midnight. Rosemary-infused Aperol is the secret weapon that helps to elevate bourbon, honey syrup, grapefruit juice, dry sparkling wine and soda water.

  • Midnight Oil

    Midnight Oil

    Brett Essler 

    Make sure you can stay up through the countdown with this slightly sweet, slightly caffeinated sipper. The bonus: The combination of rum, cold-brew coffee, ginger liqueur, banana liqueur and vanilla extract tastes exactly like coffee served with a slice of banana bread.

  • Little Kiss

    Little Kiss

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    Toast to midnight all night long with this drinkable kiss. Strawberry shrub and white crème de cacao make an otherwise ordinary glass of Champagne taste like a decadent chocolate-covered strawberry. You won’t even need dessert when you can just drink this instead.

  • Set the New Year on Fire

    Set the New Year on Fire

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    You don’t have to set off fireworks to have some sparks on New Year’s Eve. Muddle mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup, then add scotch, crushed ice and Campari. Garnish with a flaming lime shell for a dramatic effect that’ll impress even the pickiest guests.

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  • Tom & Jerry

    Tom & Jerry

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    Warm up with this classic. A homemade batter adds creamy richness to dark rum and cognac, while hot milk brings everything together and helps warm it all up. Garnish with a mixture of freshly grated nutmeg, ground clove and ground allspice to add a hint of warming spice.

  • New York Sour

    New York Sour

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    Even if you can’t be in New York City to watch the ball drop, you can still partake in the Big Apple life with this special sour. A classic mix of whiskey, simple syrup, lemon juice and an egg white get upgraded when topped with a red wine floater.

  • My Golden Dram

    My Golden Dram cocktail

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    A cross between a classic Champagne Cocktail and a Seelbach, this drink is perfect for celebrating a new decade. Soak a sugar cube with Angostura bitters, then add a dash of scotch, stir lightly and top with prosecco for a bit of sweetness and sparkle.