While our New Year’s Eve plans aren’t going to be extravagant this year, that doesn’t mean our cocktails can’t be.

Here are a few great cocktails to make to help you say goodbye to 2020 and ring in a new year.

Icewine Royale

This cocktail is as Canadian as it gets, made with our iconic Icewine. This Megalomaniac Sparkling Personality is made from Riesling grapes and is full of bright citrus. It pairs great with their Riesling Icewine with notes of lime, floral and dried apricot.

What you need:

2 oz Megalomaniac Sparkling Personality

1 oz Megalomaniac Coldhearted Icewine

What you do:

Fill your flute with your bubbly and add the Icewine.

Lavender & Juniper Gin Cocktail

Sipped neat or with ice the Lavender & Juniper gin from Collective Arts is a beautiful blue colour but add a splash of tonic or lemon and it changes to pink

What you need:

1 oz Collective Arts Lavender & Juniper Gin

Splash of Fever Tree Tonic

What you do:

Add a shot of Lavender & Juniper Gin to your glass (over ice if you prefer), add desired amount of tonic and watch the colour change from blue to pink.

Cranberry Mimosa

This is perfect for New Year’s Day brunch. It is tart and bubbly with a vibrant red colour. The Lazzara Bianco from The Speck Brothers at Henry of Pelham winery is fresh and fruity, making it the perfect bubbly for this cocktail.

What you need:

1 oz unsweetened cranberry juice

1 oz orange juice

3 oz Lazzara Bianco Secco

Cranberries & orange for garnish

What you do:

Combine all the ingredients in a champagne flute and garnish with orange and whole cranberries (I love using frozen ones to keep your bubbly cocktail chilled).  

Mock-Champagne

Toast the New Year with a fancy glass of mock champagne. It’s alcohol-free but tastes delicious.  

What you need:

Chilled Ginger Ale

White grape juice

Raspberries for garnish

What you do:

Combine equal amounts of Ginger Ale and white grape juice in a fancy glass of your choice and add a few raspberries.

Happy New Year! Cheers!

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