New Year’s Eve Sparkler Cocktail


New Year’s Eve is perhaps the most iconic of drinking holidays. New Year’s Eve brings a particular level of class and sophistication to drinking. This is, of course, largely to do with the signature drink of the holiday: Champagne.

Not everyone has an appreciation for the bubbly French wines, though. Others prefer to toast the end of the year in style with brightly colored bubbly drinks. The New Year’s Sparkler is such a drink; it’s a breeze to make and can be adjusted to individual tastes.


  • 1 ounce berry-flavored vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces pomegranate or cranberry juice
  • 3 1/2 ounces Champagne, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: skewered raspberries


Add the vodka and pomegranate or cranberry juice to a chilled Champagne flute.

Top with the Champagne.

Garnish with raspberries on a long skewer.

Yields: 1 serving

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Canada Day Cocktail

Why is this drink called a Shuggie? Your guess is as good as ours, but we’re certain you and your guests will love this rum-based cocktail infused with rhubarb, ginger, lime and Thai basil flavours.


  • 3 strawberries
  • 6 small/medium basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 oz Gosling’s dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Canton ginger liqueur
  • 1/4 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz rhubarb syrup
  • soda


In a martini shaker, add strawberries and basil and muddle.

Add ice, rum, ginger liqueur, lime juice and rhubarb syrup. Shake and strain into glass with ice and top with soda.

Garnish with fresh lime wedge and strawberry.

Yields: 1 serving

Original article by: Food Network Canada