New Year’s Cocktails

If you are staying home to watch the ball drop this year or hosting a party, we’ve got some drinks that are sure to please your guests!

Maple Old Fashioned

2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
.5 oz. maple syrup
3-4 dashes Angostura bitters

Glass: Old Fashioned
Ice: Cubed
Garnish: Orange zest

Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing glass over ice. Stir until chilled, then strain into a rocks glass over ice. Twist the zest over the cocktail and add it to the drink.

Sparkling New Year

1 oz. brandy (optional)
.5 oz. orange liqueur
1 oz. cranberry juice
Champagne or other sparkling wine

Glass: Flute or coupe
Ice: None
Garnish: Orange Zest

Pour the brandy, orange liqueur, and cranberry juice into a mixing tin over ice. Shake until chilled, 20 – 30 seconds, then strain into the flute or coupe. Top with the champagne. Twist the zest over the cocktail and add it to the drink. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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