12.30.2013
By Markets Media Life

The New Champagne Toast

When we think of booze for New Years Eve, our minds go straight to champagne–the sparkling wine most closely associated with celebratory events. For most party-goers, nothing says starting the new year off fresh than by popping open a nice bottle of bubbly. For this new year why not change it up? The usual midnight champagne toast with the regular glass of sparkling wine is a thing of the past. To ensure you start 2014 in the best way, try a champagne cocktail from Buca di Beppo or The General. They mixed champagne with deliciously festive cocktail regulars to create the ultimate drink for the celebration. These two exciting spins on the regular glass of champagne are perfect to enjoy at the bar or to whip up for the guests at your New Years Eve party.

Buca di Beppo’s Neverland Bellini
1540 Broadway, 212.764.6527

Buca di Beppo's Neverland Bellini

Buca di Beppo’s Neverland Bellini

This colorful cocktail will have you in the festive mood. Forget about getting older with each year passing. Dream of “never growing up” with the Neverland Bellini.
Ingredients:
2 oz Sparking Wine
1/2 cup of Raspberries Pureed
3Ž4 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Fresh Orange Juice
Rosemary Spears

The General’s Battle of the Bowery
199 Bowery, 212.271.7101

The General's Battle of the Bowery

The General’s Battle of the Bowery

This classy cocktail features a mixture of champagne and gin, with a simple flavor that will be easy to sip on all night. The perfect drink to enjoy while watching the ball drop at midnight.
Ingredients:
1.25 oz. Beefeater Gin
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
.25 oz. Yuzu Juice
Champagne float

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