This article was published on December 30th, 2016
New year, new start! Bid farewell to the past and start fresh with a bright and happy future full of love, life, and bubbles! Put a stylish twist on a classic New Years drink this year with this signature Happy New Year Cocktail and follow our four tips to hosting the perfect NYE gathering:
- Go finger foods: NYE is about mingling and being in high spirits, you’ll be up late into the night so don’t sober the mood by having a formal sit down dinner that will make everyone sleepy. Go classy, stylish, on trend finger nibbles and keep them small and floating about all evening to soak up the champers!
- Entertainment: These parties tend to be long and are guaranteed to finish late, keep the spirits and energy up by having a few little games on hand for when the mood dips.
- Breath mints: The best part of NYE is, for many, the kiss. A happy little detail that requires little effort but delivers a maximum return is to have bowls of breath mints around the house to keep everyone minty fresh and ready to pucker up.
- Serve bubbles: There’s no better way to ring in the new year than with a beautiful glass of bubbles. Make it extra special with this spectacular Happy New Year Cocktail.
- 1/3 oz cognac
- 3 oz brut
- 2 dashes bitters
- 1 sugar cube
Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a flute glass. Add the dash of bitters onto the sugar cube. Pour in cognac, and then gently top with brut. Garnish with a fresh orange slice.