Best NYE Cocktails to a happy 2015!

Let’s celebrate a brand new start the way it deserves. So ring in the new year in style with these memorable cocktail recipes, give your special one a kiss to remember and resolve to be a better humane person. After all, you can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.

Happy New Year

¼ oz. brandy
¾ oz. port wine
¾ oz. orange juice
4 oz. champagne

Pour the brandy, port, and orange juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain the mix into a flute glass and then top with champagne.

Cognac Sparklers

½ oz. cognac
6 oz. chilled sparkling apple cider
A few dashes of bitters

Pour the cognac into a chilled champagne flute, then top with the sparkling cider. Add a few dashes of bitters, then stir gently and enjoy.

Raspberry Chocolate Kiss Cocktail

2 oz. mint-infused simple syrup
Additional simple syrup to use for rim
3 Chocolate cookies (finely crushed, for the rim)
10 raspberries
2 oz. vodka
2 tbsp. cranberry juice
Ice cubes

Pour the additional simple syrup into a shallow dish, coating the bottom. In a separate shallow dish, lay out the chocolate cookie crumbs. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the syrup, then into the crumbs to coat the rim. Now it’s time to make the actual drink. Drop the raspberries into a cocktail shaker and crush them with a muddler. Add the 2 oz. of mint simple syrup and muddle it all some more. Then add vodka and cranberry juice, and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared martini glass.

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