EXIMO Estrella
An EXIMO Estrella may be the perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail.  Facundo Eximo

A New Year is almost here, and there’s definitely no way better to bid goodbye to any of the things you want to leave behind in 2018 and look ahead to the hopes and resolutions for a better 2019 than with a celebratory toast.

So as you get ready for midnight and the official ushering in of the new year ahead, try preparing one of these five cocktails. With one of them in hand, 2019 is sure to get off on the right start.

Brut ‘Champagne’ Toast

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Give your midnight toast a new twist with a Brut “Champagne” Toast cocktail. Virtue Cider

This recipe gives you a fresh twist on traditional champagne toasts.


  • 12 oz. Michigan Brut
  • Raspberry for garnish
  • 2 champagne flutes

To make, split the Michigan Brut between two champagne flutes and long-pour the cider from a porron for maximum bubbles. Then, drop a raspberry into the bottom of each glass and enjoy.

EXIMO Estrella

This cocktail will be perfectly festive as you ring in the New Year.


  • 2 parts FACUNDO EXIMO Rum
  • ½ part Demerara sugar
  • 1 bar spoon Crème de Yvette
  • 1 dash Green Strawberry Bitters
  • 1 dash Chocolate Bitters
  • Orange peel for Garnish

To make, combine all ingredients and stir with plenty of ice until very cold. Then strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube and garnish with a zig zag orange peel.

Moët Champagne O’Clock

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If anyone asks, it’s always Champagne O’Clock so you can enjoy this beverage. Moet & Chandon

Let the countdown begin with this festive cocktail.


  • 3.5 oz. Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut
  • 1 oz. Hennessy Cognac
  • Dash of bitters

To Make, combine all the ingredients in a glass, then garnish with an orange twist and a spritz of clove atomizer.

New Year’s Rock

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Indulge in something sweet with a New Year’s Rock.  Barefoot

If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the perfect cocktail for your New Year’s countdown.


  • 4 oz. Barefoot Brut Cuvee
  • 1 dash Classic Bitters
  • 1 Rock Candy skewer

To Make, place a dash of bitters in the bottom of a chilled champagne glass. Place a rock candy skewer in the glass and top with Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee.

Pink In The New Year

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Pink in the New Year with this delightful beverage.  Barefoot

Sip in the New Year with this colorful and delicious beverage.


  • 3 oz. Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato
  • ½ oz. Apricot Brandy
  • ½ oz. Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • Mint Sprig or Lemon Twist Garnish

To make, place apricot brandy, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice, then shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato, Garnish with the mint sprig or lemon twist.

Then, is perhaps you enjoy those drinks a little too much on New Year’s Eve, get a recharge on that fresh start with the following recipe to (hopefully) help fix any hangover situations:

Tito’s Bloody Mary

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Try a Tito’s Bloody Mary is you partied a little too hard and need a pick me up. Tito's Handmade Vodka


  • 1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 3-4 oz. Bloody Mary mix
  • Garnish such as celery, olives, dill pickles, bacon and/or smoked sausage
  • Ice

To make, combine the Tito’s Bloody Mary mix and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour everything into a glass, then add your favorite garnishes.

Happy New Year!