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Go into every occasion this season bearing gifts with these easy-to-make cocktails and DIYs.


Mini Sparkling Wine Favors

Don’t drop the ball before midnight. Make sure guests are ready to ring in New Year’s Day with these Mini Sparkling Wine Favors.



A traditional Puerto Rican treat, Coquito means “little coconut.” Mix up a batch ahead of time to make hosting a little sweeter this season.

6 egg yolks

½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish

4 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

5 12-oz cans evaporated milk

1 10-oz can unsweetened coconut milk

1 14-oz can sweetened cream of coconut

4 ¼ c Bacardí Rum

Cinnamon sticks

In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks until smooth. Whisk in cinnamon and vanilla. Stir in next five ingredients. Taste and adjust cinnamon and vanilla if desired. Blend well and strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth. Pour into clean bottles. Serve chilled and garnished with ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.


Blitzen’s Bubbles

Rudolph’s got some competition this holiday season. Break out the bubbly for this festive Blitzen’s Bubbles cocktail.

½ oz D.O.M. B&B Bénédictine Liqueur

½ oz pomegranate juice

Chandon Brut

6 fresh raspberries, plus 2 for garnish

1 mint sprig

Muddle raspberries with first two ingredients in a shaker. Shake and double strain into a chilled flute glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with skewered raspberries and mint sprig.

cocktailPink in the New Year

Start your new year right with a pop of color found in the Pink in the New Year cocktail.

½ oz Jacquin’s Apricot Flavored Brandy

½ oz fresh lemon juice

½ oz simple syrup

Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato

1 rosemary sprig

Combine first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

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