New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year which makes this annual occasion ideal for serving exquisite and impressive drinks. While a glass of champagne is a traditional way to celebrate, consider shaking things up this year by trying these fun, fizzy Italian inspired cocktails. Ring in 2019 with these Italian favorites such as Prosecco and Moscato and liquores such as Limoncello and Amaretto. This New Year, it’s out with the old traditional glass of champagne and in with these new, sparkling delights.
Prosecco Gold Rush
12 oz Prosecco, chilled
2 oz vodka, chilled
1 ½ oz cinnamon schnapps
Pour Prosecco into a clear glass without ice. Add vodka and cinnamon schnapps, and stir to mix gold flakes evenly through the drink.
6 parts pear flavored vodka
1 part lemon juice
2 tsp sugar
1 small ripe pear, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4″ dice
1 bottle sparkling Moscato
Place the lemon juice, sugar, pear and pear flavored vodka in a bowl and stir well to combine until sugar is fully dissolved. Divide the pear mixture into six champagne glasses.
Fill each glass with Moscato and garnish with crystallized ginger or mint sprigs.
1 bottle pink Moscato
1 200ml bottle Limoncello
2 tbsp granulated sugar
pink food coloring
Place sugar in a zip lock bag, add a bit of natural food coloring and shake until combined and at the desired color.
Place pink sugar on small plate. Wet edges of champagne glasses under tap then dip in pink sugar.
Fill glasses with ¼ Limoncello then fill the rest with Moscato.
Whisk whole cane sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, orange juice and 6 tablespoons of sugar syrup in a pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.
2 oz Campari
1 ½ oz white wine
½ oz club soda
Fill wine glasses with ice. Add Campari, wine, and soda. Stir to mix. Garnish with lemon slices.
Frangelico Tuscan Mule
1 ½ oz Frangelico
4 oz ginger ale
Pour the ingredients over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with an orange slice.