Enjoy The Hair Of The Dog — Here’s Your New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Guide



With Christmas well and truly over, our livers have had time to repair from holiday cocktail debauchery. You know what that means, right? It’s time to start planning for New Years Eve, which, short of Repeal Day, is arguably the most booze-happy holiday of them all. Whether you’re looking for a traditional drink to ring in 2016, or a new twist to start off the new year, we hope you’ll find something here to share with friends, family, and that person you’re going to kiss or dodge with a side-hug by the time the ball drops.

Sparkling Boulevardier — by Trisha Antonsen for Drizly




A classic cocktail that, like you, is getting all dressed up for the big evening. Antonsen, Drizly’s Chief Cocktail Officer, reminds the traditionalists that they can swap out the rosemary for a Luxardo cherry.


  • 1 oz dry sparkling wine
  • 1 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • fresh rosemary garnish


  • In a mixing glass with ice, add rye whiskey, Campari, and sweet vermouth.
  • Strain into a classic cocktail glass and top with sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with rosemary.

Pear and Ginger Sparkler — by Trisha Antonsen for Drizly

If you’re starting your holiday with brunch, Antonsen recommends this fresh take on the mimosa.


  • 4 oz dry sparkling wine or brut champagne
  • 1 1/2 oz pear juice
  • 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur


  • In a champagne glass, combine Domaine de Canton and sparkling wine. Top with pear juice.

Raspberry Mule — by Trisha Antonsen for Drizly

Antonsen shares a bright, festive, raspberry riff on the popular Moscow Mule.


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • ginger beer
  • lime juice


  • In a collins glass with ice, combine vodka, Chambord, and lime juice.
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint and lime. Stir gently with straw before enjoying.

Pom Holiday Sparkler — by Trisha Antonsen for Drizly

“The colors are bright and merry and the bubbles make any party pop,” says Antonsen of this sweet and simple sparkler.


  • 4 oz brut rosé champagne or dry rosé sparkling wine
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange peel


  • In a champagne flute, combine champagne and orange bitters.
  • Fill glass with pomegranate juice.
  • Twist the orange over the top of the glass, then drop the peel into the drink.

Red Oak — La Mar, San Francisco

Adding the hibiscus flower as garnish gives this drink an unusual, elegant touch.


  • 1.5 oz Knob Creek whiskey
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .75 oz hibiscus syrup
  • Splash of sparkling wine


  • Combine whiskey, lemon juice, and hibiscus syrup in a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine.

Piscine — Fig & Olive

A simple and romantic way to usher in the new year, the Piscine is a signature cocktail of the south of France.


3 quartered organic strawberries
5 oz Moet & Chandon Imperial champagne
A few cubes of ice


  • Fill wine glass midway with ice, add fresh cut strawberries, and pour champagne on top. Give a little stir.

Très Chic — The Lounge at the InterContinental New York, Times Square

A simple champagne cocktail that will leave a big impression.


  • 1/2 oz St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz Pear Grey Goose vodka
  • Candied hibiscus flower (found in hibiscus syrup)
  • Champagne


  • Settle hibiscus flower at the bottom of champagne flute.
  • Add St. Germain and vodka. Top with champagne.

The Royale New Year — by Dan McLaughlin for Oceana, Midtown Manhattan

Can’t make it to Manhattan for NYE? Oceana brings their signature celebratory cocktail to your gathering.


  • 1.5 oz Crème de mure
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Champagne
  • Blackberry garnish


  • In a champagne flute, combine Crème de mure and bitters. Top with champagne, and garnish with a blackberry.

Redemption Seelbach — by Joe Riggs for Redemption Whiskey

New year, new you; isn’t that how the saying goes? We could probably all use a little shot at redemption, and Joe Riggs’ cocktail is one tasty way to take it.


  • 1 oz Redemption Rye
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 7 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 7 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Champagne


  • Stir ingredients briefly over ice, strain into a chilled flute.
  • Top with champagne and garnish with lemon twist.

Feast of Love — Urban Farmer Portland

Urban Farmer shares a celebratory cocktail that’s a snap to prepare, allowing the home bartender plenty of time to party.


  • 1.5 oz Clear Creek cranberry liqueur
  • Dry prosecco of choice
  • Orange peel garnish


  • Pour liqueur into champagne flute; top with prosecco.
  • Garnish with orange peel.

Ménage à Trois Prosecco

Speaking of prosecco, this bottle of bubbles boasts bright citrus and apple notes; as delicious on its own as it is partnering up with cocktails and fruit tarts. New Years Eve always calls for a sparkler, and this is a good one that won’t break the bank.

Dark Orchard — by SBE

With Top Chef alum Chris Crary at the helm, SBE Events and Catering has more than a few show-stopping ideas for New Years libations. Here’s one to wet your whistle.


  • 1.75 oz Glen Livet single malt scotch
  • 1.5 oz freshly pressed apple cider
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz ginger syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake well and strain into a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with an apple fan and cinnamon.

Hot Chocolate Eggnog


Two traditional winter drinks meet, mix, and become something new for the New Year. Kids staying up late too? This is a perfect beverage for them to celebrate with; they don’t need to know that you added a splash of rum to yours.

Ingredients for homemade eggnog:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 4 Safest Choice pasteurized egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • In a medium pot over medium-high heat, combine milk, heavy cream, nutmeg, and salt, stirring occasionally to avoid burning, until small bubbles rise to the surface.
  • Meanwhile, in stand mixer or bowl with electric hand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until yolks lighten in color and sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Remove milk mixture from heat and very slowly pour it into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs. Return mixture to pot and cook until mixture reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into mixing bowl and let cool completely.

Ingredients for hot chocolate eggnog:

  • 3 cups homemade eggnog
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch kosher salt


  • Place homemade eggnog, whole milk, dark chocolate, sugar, and pinch of kosher salt in a medium pot over medium heat. Warm mixture, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is fully melted. Divide among four glasses and top with eggnog whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Ingredients for eggnog whipped cream:

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream, well chilled
  • 2/3 cup homemade eggnog, well chilled
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg to taste


  • Place all ingredients in bowl of stand mixer and beat on high (start on lower speed to avoid splatter) until desired whipped cream consistency is reached.

The ball dropped. The confetti fell. The kazoos kazooed. The radio sits quiet. Glasses and bottles lay scattered and empty; the landscape of another year brought to a close.

Behold, the sun is dawning, fresh and clear on a brand new year, bringing with it hope, promise, and WILL SOMEONE SHUT THE BLINDS?! OMIGOD MY HEAD! Holy Jesus, look at this place, I need a miracle — vodka — someone bring me the hair of the dog.

Thankfully, Jan. 1 is also National Bloody Mary Day. Don your best daywalker shades and get mixing. The party is just beginning.

Hopped-up Mary — Anchor Distilling Company

Created using two varieties of hops, Anchor’s Hophead Vodka works perfectly in a Bloody Mary; the vodka has flavor without coming off as a “flavored vodka.” It’s unusual in the best of ways, and makes a classic cocktail even better.


  • 2 oz Hophead vodka
  • 6 oz tomato juice
  • 1.5 tsp Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • Cocktail shrimp garnish


  • Combine all ingredients in a chilled mixing glass, rimmed with sea salt and stir.
  • Add ice. Stir again to mix.
  • Garnish with a cocktail shrimp, lemon zest, fresh ground pepper, and a celery stalk.

Bloody Sweede –Anchor Distilling Company

Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, an unfiltered small-batch vodka produced with heirloom potatoes, is a distinctly savory spirit that recommends itself to the Bloody Mary.


  • 2 oz Karlsson’s Gold Vodka
  • 2 oz bloody mix
  • 1 caper berry
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cherry tomato
  • 1 pepperoncini
  • 1 pickled okra
  • 1 pickled okra
  • 1 cocktail onion
  • 1 pipparas pepper
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 jalapeño stuffed olive


  • Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and mix well.
  • Store in fridge overnight to let all the flavors meld together.

Lobster Mary — Lobster ME

Lobster ME brings us the New Years gift of a beverage that can basically double as brunch.


  • 1-1/2 oz vodka
  • 6 oz tomato juice
  • Dash of celery salt
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • Dash of Worcestershire
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Quick grind of pepper mill
  • Cooked and chilled lobster claw
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Directions:
  • Rub lime along edge of cup; dip edge in plate of Old Bay seasoning.
  • Combine ingredients (excepting celery and lobster claw) in a chilled mixing glass.
  • Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in cocktail. Add stalk of celery and lemon wedge as garnish.
  • Place a cocktail pick through the center of a cooked, chilled Maine lobster claw. Serve on top of drink and enjoy.
  • If you and your crew can’t fathom mixing up a batch on your own (and you’re lucky enough to be in Chicago, check out the:

    Bloody Mary Tower — Bar Toma, Chicago

    Built for sharing, there’s a slice of pepperoni pizza marinating inside, lending its extra spice.