Spend New Year’s Eve in Manhattan. Regardless of where you are, there is a bar, restaurant, or both open and ready to help you bring in 2014. Even if you are not in New York, don’t let that stop you from indulging in a few New Years Eve Cocktails created by NYC’s hottest restaurants. In celebration of the New Year, a few of NYC’s favorite neighborhood hot spots are serving up sparkling cocktails sure to bring out the cheer in all of us. From Wall Street to Washington Heights, revelers are invited to ring in 2014 with sparking celebratory sips at Haru, Harding’s, Appetito Ristorante and Rusty Mackerel, or dabble in holiday mixology at home with the following DIY recipes…
Downtown/Wall Street- Haru’s “Berries & Bubbles” ($13)
1 Wall St
This sweet twist on classic Prosecco will invigorate the senses and keep you fresh th roughout the evening.
- 2 oz Svedka Raspberry
- .5 oz strawberry schnapps (or strawberry liqueur)
- 3 oz prosecco
- Fresh strawberries
Flat Iron District- Harding’s “Arctic Kiss” from mixologist Derrick Turner ($14)
32 E 21st Street
Make you midnight kiss even sweeter with a unparalleled blend of sparkling wine, vodka, cherry liqueur and fresh fruit.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 3/4 ounce cherry liqueur
- 1/2 ounce sparkling wine
- 3 cherries
- 2 strawberries
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
*Muddle the cherries and strawberries; add all remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into a sugar rimmed coupe glass and top with sparking wine float. Garnish with a strawberry.
Midtown-Appetito Ristorante’s “The Flower Poinsettia” ($13)
47 W 39th Street
Paint the town red with this colored cocktail that’s quick to mix and sure to satisfy.
- 1/2 ounce triple sec orange liqueur
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
*Pour triple sec and cranberry juice into a chilled Champagne flute, stir well. Top with Champagne.
Uptown/Washington Heights- Rusty Mackerel’s “Pretty-Mac” from Beverage Director Marcella Anise Smith ($12)
209 Pinehurst Avenue (off 187th Street)
This craft concoction, named for Rusty Mackerel’s owner/chef James “Mac” Moran, will provides a healthy dose of cheer with hits of cherry, ginger, and rose.
- 1oz rose geranium simple syrup
- 2oz crabbies ginger beer
- .25oz lemon juice
- 1 spoonful brandied cherry juice
- Fill with sparkling wine
- Garnish with brandied cherry