Best Cocktails For New Year's Eve Including Angel Face
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Best Cocktails For New Year's Eve Including Angel Face

Zoe Kramer December 27, 2022

Out with the old and in with the new. New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating the good times of the past year and looking forward to what adventures await us in the next. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious cocktail? Whether you’re having a big party or spending the holiday more casually, here are some of the best New Year’s Eve cocktails.

Kir Royale

Champagne is a traditional part of New Year’s Eve celebrations, so it’s only fitting to incorporate it into the night’s cocktails. The Kir Royale is a bright and fruity drink that’s super easy to make. Simply pour 1/2 oz of Créme de Cassis into a champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish with blackberries or raspberries.

French 75

The French 75 is another fun spin on a champagne cocktail. It’s citrusy, bubbly and delicious. Mix one part simple syrup with one part lemon juice and three parts gin in a cocktail shaker and shake it up. Strain into a champagne flute and top off with champagne. Garnish with a lemon slice for extra presentation points.

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The Tuxedo is a slightly old-fashioned drink that can bring some classic charm to your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Mix 1 1/2 oz of gin with 1 1/2 oz of dry vermouth, 1/4 oz of Maraschino liqueur, 1/4 oz of absinthe and a dash of orange bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and lemon peel.

Espresso Martini

If you’re going to stay up until midnight and later on New Year’s Eve, you might want a kick of caffeine to keep you awake, which makes the Espresso Martini the perfect drink for the night. Simply mix 1 part vodka with 1 part espresso and 1 part coffee liqueur in a shaker, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with coffee beans.

Angel Face

The Angel Face is an unusual cocktail, but definitely worth trying. It’s fruity and powerful, and it’s golden colour makes it an excellent choice for a New Year’s Eve party. Mix 1 part apricot brandy, 1 part gin and 1 part calvados in a mixing glass, and then strain into your cocktail glass. The Angel Face is usually served without a garnish, which simplifies the process.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.