The New Year is right around the corner!  If you plan to bring in 2017 in style, you definitely need to make sure that you have festive cocktails on deck.  I prefer to have drinks in addition to champagne on deck when I entertain for the holiday, and one of my favorite drinks is the Bloody Mary – I pretty much drink it every time I step foot in a St. Regis Hotel (it’s their signature drink).  So this year, as I plan my cocktail menu for the 2017 turn up, I figured I’d treat my guests to a glass of my favorite drink, with a twist.

The trick to making a great homemade cocktail is to keep it simple so that guests don’t have to wait long for refills!  These two cocktail recipes are going to be my go to drinks as I head into 2017 – they’re simple, fun, fresh and just like a good NYE party, classic.

EFFEN Raspberry Vodka

1 part EFFEN Raspberry Vodka
1 part Cranberry Juice
1 part Prosecco

Method: Combine first two ingredients in a chilled champagne flute and top with prosecco.

EFFEN Vodka Bloody Mary

2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
4 parts Tomato Juice
2 Basil Leaves (torn)
¾ part Bloody Mary Seasoning

Method: Build ingredients in order listed and shake. Pour into a serving glass with ice. Garnish with cucumber and basil leaf.