5 Delicious & Simple New Year’s Eve Cocktails

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Because you can’t count down to midnight without a drink in your hand!

1. Classic/Old Fashioned Cocktail

…for the bourbon lover at your party!

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Image Credit: Delish

Ingredients:

1 sugar cube

3 dash Angostura Bitters

1 tbsp. club soda

2 oz. bourbon

1 thin strip of lemon peel

Directions:

In a rocks glass, combine the sugar cube, bitters, and club soda. Muddle to a paste. Stir in the bourbon. Add ice and garnish with a two-inch strip of lemon peel. Serves 1.

2. Champagne Cocktail

…for the Cognac lover!

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Image Credit: Delish

Ingredients:

1 sugar cube

2 drop bitters (up to 3 drops)

1 tbsp. cognac

4 oz. chilled champagne

Orange or lemon peel

Directions:

Place sugar cube in a cocktail glass. Soak cube with bitters. Add cognac. Pour in champagne and garnish with orange or lemon peel, if desired. Serve immediately. Serves 1.

(Recipe By Elisa D’Andrea of Newton, Massachusetts)

3. Champagne Shirley Temple

…because who doesn’t love a Shirley Temple?

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Image Credit: Sugar and Soul

Ingredients:

crushed ice

8 oz. pink Moscato champagne, though regular champagne is fine.

splash of grenadine

maraschino cherries for garnish

orange slice for garnish

Directions:

Fill glass half way with crushed ice and pour in champagne, add grenadine and garnish with orange slice and cherries. Serve with a straw. Serves 1.

4. Jack’s Grand Ball

Jack Daniels for New Year’s, anyone?

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Image Credit: MixThatDrink

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Jack Daniels Tenessee Honey

1/2 ounce Tia Maria

1/2 ounce Grand Marnier

Dash or two of Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters

Directions:

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour in all ingredients and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Serves 1.

5. The B-52 Shot Cocktail

Because we all want our cocktails to taste like sweet caramel at midnight!

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Image Credit: MixThatDrink

Ingredients:

1/2 ounce Kahlua

1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream

1/2 ounce Grand Marnier (some people recommend amaretto instead – it’s also much cheaper than GM!)

Directions:

Pour the Kahlua into a shot glass, then layer the Bailey’s, and then the Grand Marnier. Serves 1.

To successfully layer this cocktail, watch the video tutorial on cocktail and shot layering by Bols Bartending below!

Tell us in the comments section which cocktail you’ll be making for your New Year’s Eve festivities this year! Have a safe and happy New Year’s 2017!

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