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last-minute New Year’s Eve

Is it really New Year’s without a bit of bubbly? Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember by throwing a few signature (as well as contemporary) cocktails into the mix! Whether it’s a sparkling, spice, sour, or spritzer, rest assured; you are in for a treat with these 10 drinks.

Take the edge off with a Orange Maple Old-Fashioned Cocktail by Marla Meridith. It’s sure to warm you right up!

 

How exquisite does this Zinfandel Grape + Rosemary, Gin Crush look by The Bonjon Gourmet?

 

Ring in the new year with something blue! Suzie Sweet Tooth‘s Turquoise Sip is certain to do the trick.

 

If you’re hosting an elegant cocktail party, then you have to check out A House in the Hills’ Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer. It tastes as good as it looks!

 

Start the morning off right with Grapefruit and Sage Mimosa by Bakeaholic Mama.

 

If you’re planning on spending New Year’s Eve with the girls, then you HAVE TO make sure and try Style Me Pretty‘s French Pear Martini.

 

Katie at the Kitchen Door‘s Cranberry-Ginger Sparkling Rum Cider is the perfect combination of bubbly and berry.

 

How Sweet Eats’ Honey Sage Gin Fizz looks positively refreshing!

 

The Crepes of Wrath‘s Sparkling Negroni will have you ordering a “round two” in no time!

 

What’s a night out without a Moscow Mule? Honestly Yum‘s Cardamom Moscow Mule recipe provides a contemporary take on this classic cocktail.

 

Happy New Year!

xxmadison


Whether you’re a strap-on-your-party-shoes New Year’s reveler or tucked-in-bed-by-ten New Year’s dreamer, there’s no doubt that there’s something special in the air on the last night of the year. It’s a time to reflect on a year’s change and a time to plan for the clean slate ahead.

Jessie here, senior nutrition editor at Diabetic Living magazine, a health brand developed by Better Homes and Gardens. This year I’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in a cabin in the woods drinking hot cocoa, cross-country skiing, and leisurely putting puzzles together with my husband and some of our closest friends. It’s exciting to have plans for the big night, but it also has me busy making lists of all the things I’ll need to pack so we have plenty of food and fun for the weekend. That’s where these easy-peasy snack recipes come in handy. They require minimal ingredients and prep, but they’re also special enough for a holiday get-together.

1. Easy Bake
Mix together a container of ricotta, half a package of thawed, drained frozen spinach, olive oil, a sprinkle of sage, a clove of minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Served with toasted baguette slices.

2. No Cook
Wrap pear slices and white cheddar pieces with prosciutto (or use any combo of your favorite cheese and charcuterie).

3. On a Stick
Skewer cooked mini meatballs and cooked tortellini and serve with your favorite homemade or store-bought marinara.

Click here for 20 more simply delicious New Year’s appetizer recipes and click here for a collection of our 10 best New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes. From all of us at Delish Dish and Better Homes and Gardens, cheers to a happy and healthy 2013!


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