City Pulse

By Yasmin Jorge

We’ve given you the latest tips and trends for stunning hair and makeup and fashionable dresses and accessories this holiday season. Now pretty and perfect to ring in the New Year, consider these specialty cocktails and NYC hot spots as you celebrate.

The Resolution
@ W Hotel Times Square — Blue Fin (1567 Broadway at 47th Street)
6 Parts Sauza Silver Tequila (or Sauza Blue Silver Tequila)
1 Part Pomegranate Juice
1 Part Simple Syrup
Dash of Peychaud’s Bitters
16 Parts Champagne
Silver Candy Beads
* Build first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a champagne glass.
Top with champagne and candy garnish. Serve at midnight.

Mischief at Midnight
@ The Empire Hotel — Lobby Bar (44 West 63rd Street)
2 oz. Stoli Gala Applik
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon
.75 oz. Housemade Cinnamon Syrup
.5 oz. Apple Cider
Cinnamon Stick Garnish

Dazzlin’ Ball Drop
@ The Empire Hotel — Lobby Bar (44 West 63rd Street)
2 oz. Corzo Silver Tequila
.75 oz. Agave
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Grand Marnier
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
Garnish with a Lime Wheel

Holiday Cheer
@ Warwick New York Hotel — Randolph’s Bar and Lounge (65 West 54th Street)
Champagne and raspberry puree

@ Le Cirque (One Beacon Court, 151 East 58th Street)
Purtiy Vodka
Fresh Raspberries
Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh Cranberry Juice
Top with Champagne
* Combine ingredients in a martini glass, top with champagne.

Midnight Kiss — Make it yourself!
2 oz. VOGA Italian Sparkling
1 oz. Apple Cider
.5 oz. Ginger Vodka
Juice from ½ Lemon
1 Apple (sliced)
Combine Ginger Vodka, apple cider, fresh lemon juice, and stir. Top with VOGA Sparkling and garnish with apple slices.

Spiced Eggnog – A holiday favorite, make it yourself as a post party wrap-up!
1 ½ oz. Bacardi Oak Heart Spiced Rum
1 oz. Domaine de Canton
4 oz. Eggnog
Whipped Cream, for garnish
Whole Nutmeg, for garnish
Maraschino Cherry, for garnish
* Combine Bacardi Oak Heart Spiced Rum, Domaine, and Eggnog in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into rocks glass. Top with whipped cream, grated nutmeg and a maraschino cherry.

You’re divine tonight. Sip in style and drink responsibly.

Originally published December 2011
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