Chic & Delicious Cocktails for New Year's Eve

Ring in 2020 in style with some of our chicest and most delicious cocktails from the year, because nobody wants to be empty handed when the clock strikes midnight!

 

Art Deco Blackberry Bellini

A classic Bellini is peach purée with Prosecco, but the sour-sweetness of blackberries works beautifully to create a darkly elegant drink in keeping with the Art Deco trolley from Bar Cart Style that inspired it.

Bar Cart Style

 

4 fresh blackberries, plus 1 extra, to garnish

1 teaspoon caster/granulated sugar

30 ml/1 fl oz. gin (Tanqueray No. Ten)

2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Well-chilled Cremant or Champagne, to top up

Cocktail shaker

Muddler (optional)

Stainless-steel cocktail stick

Champagne flute

Serves 1

 

Put the 4 blackberries and sugar in a cocktail shaker and gently muddle with a muddler or handle of a rolling pin.

Add some ice cubes, the gin and lemon juice to the shaker and shake until cold, about 20 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute, top up with cold Crémant or Champagne and garnish with a blackberry on a stainless-steel cocktail stick. Serve at once.

 

 

Whiskey Highball

Tristan Stephenson considers highball drinks the best entry route into whiskey appreciation, so here’s an effervescent classic from The Curious Bartender’s Whiskey Road Trip  that’ll impress your guests without much effort at all!

 The Curious Bartender's Whiskey Road Trip

40 ml/1¹⁄³ oz Koval Four Grain

120 ml/4 oz ice-cold soda water

A slice of lemon

Highball glass

Serves 1

 

Add the whiskey to a chilled highball glass filled with ice and stir briefly. Then top up with soda and give another brief, gentle stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

 

 

Corpse Reviver

As the name suggests, this ode to Skyfall from Bond Cocktails is bound to come in handy in the midst of the heavy party season, and it’s as suave and sophisticated as 007 himself.

Bond Cocktails

30 ml/1 fl. oz. Hennessy Fine de Cognac

30 ml/1 fl. oz. Calvados

30 ml/1 fl. oz. Martini Rosso vermouth

Coupe glass

Cocktail strainer

Serves 1

 

Stir all the ingredients together with cubed ice and strain into a chilled champagne coupe glass.

 

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