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New Year’s Eve Sparking Cocktails

Entertaining friends and family at home this New Year’s Eve? Why not jazz up the traditional glass of champers/sparkling wine for your guests with any of these easy to make bubbly-based cocktails.

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Sparkling Cinnamon Apple Cocktail

4 oz. Lunetta Prosecco

2 oz. Lindemans Pomme (Green Apple) lambic

1/2 oz. Monin Honey Syrup

2 oz. Hand shaken whipped cream

Dip rim of Champagne flute into honey syrup and then into cinnamon sugar to rim the glass. Pour honey syrup, Prosecco and lambic into a shaker over ice. Stir with spoon 10 times. Strain into Champagne flute. Top with two spoonfuls of whipped cream. Dust with cinnamon sugar.

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Perrier-Jouët Rose

1/4 oz. Rose Water

1 Sugar Cube

3 dashes of fresh pomegranate juice

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque/Brut

Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a Champagne flute. Saturate it with rose water. Carefully top off with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque/Brut and add pomegranate juice. Garnish with dry baby rose buds.

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Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

3 lemons, room temperature

1/2 cup of sugar

3/4 cup of best quality vodka

4 oz. of candied lemon peels

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Perrier-Jouët Fraise Sauvage

2 oz. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque/Brut

1 1/4 oz. vodka

3/4 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 oz. Simple Syrup

1 Whole strawberry

In a bottom of a mixing glass muddle the strawberry into a purée. Add all ingredients except Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque. Add ice, cover and shake vigorously for 7-8 seconds. Pour Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque/Brut into a chilled cocktail-martini glass and pour the cocktail over it. Garnish with half a strawberry.

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Happy New Year Cocktail

1/4 oz. Brandy

3/4 oz. Ruby Port

3/4 oz. Orange Juice

4 oz. Champagne/Sparkling Wine

Do you have any special NYE alcoholic concoctions you like to create for your guests? Let me know in the comment section. Please remember to drink responsibly this New Year’s Eve!

XO,

S

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Outifts For Every Occassion

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Within the blink of an eye 2012 has come and gone and we are on the brink of yet another New Year’s Eve…which no doubt causes a conundrum for even the savviest of fashionistas, especially when you have not chosen your ensemble. Whether you are lucky enough to ring in the new year in a tropical destination, hitting a chic downtown restaurant, partying alongside celebs at the newest club, attending a private dinner at a friend’s house or simply chilling on your couch with a bottle of Veuve (personally, my go-to choice), here are some outfit suggestions that are sure to eliminate your NYE anxiety…

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ASOS PETITE Midi Bodycon Dress

NYE_JCrew

J.Crew Collecction No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Houndstooth Sequin

 NYE_DolceVita

Dolce Vita Clarice Romper

NYE_Zara

ZARA Cut Out Bandeau Dress

NYE_RagandBone

Rag & Bone Gold Sequin Blazer

NYE_RachelPally

Rachel Pally Long Cut Out Resort Dress

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Rachel Zoe Selita Blouson Sequin Dress

NYE_Equipment

EQUIPMENT Avery Pajama Set

NYE_Reformation

Reformation Crescent Dress

XO,

S

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