Mark's New Year's Eve Cocktail How-To

Instead of simply passing around bubbly in a glass, consider serving a special sip at your New Year's Eve party. Send out the old and bring in the new with a signature sip they'll add a sophisticated flair to your celebrations this year. 


Celebrations.com Expert Mark Addison has three cocktail recipes that embellish a glass without a ton of added work. They're ideal for smaller parties at home.

Cherry Kiss

Ingredients

Marinated Cherries (marinate these the night before in lemon vodka)
Cherry Juice
Limoncello
Prosecco
Fresh Lemon

Directions

Add a couple of marinated cherries with 1 tablespoon of cherry juice to a champagne flute. Using a Muddler, muddle the cherries a bit in the juice.

Next, add a dash of Limoncello, about two tablespoons or so, then top that off with Prosecco. You'll want to fill the glass.

Finish off with a fresh lemon peel for garnish!

Pink Pebbles

Ingredients

Fresh pomegranate juice
Fresh pomegranate seeds (pink pebbles)
Fresh grapefruit juice
Elderflower Liqueur
Vodka
Brut Champagne
Edible Pink flower

Directions

Using a pitcher, start with a combination of fresh grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, a dash of Elderflower Liqueur, and Vodka. There aren't any specific measurements here - mix your ingredients depending on how you prefer them and how much you'll need.

Fill a glass with about 2 ounces of the mixture, then top off with Brut Champagne.

Add a spoonful of pomegranate seeds (for pink pebbles effect), then garnish with an edible pink flower.

Blood Orange Champagne Float

Ingredients

Brut Champagne
Blood Orange Sorbet
Blood Orange

Directions

Fill a glass slowly with the Brut Champagne so as not to allow it to overflow. Mix in a small scoop of Orange Sorbet that is a bit melted. Your mixture will fizz - allow it time to settle down. Once it's settled, finish by garnishing with a slice of the blood orange and enjoy!

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