Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa may be all about decadent, rich food, but New Year's is all about the delicious DRINKS! Oh, sure, the traditional beverage of choice is champagne ... or if you prefer the Italian version like I do, then prosecco. But there's a whole world of interesting, inventive cocktails perfect for ringing in 2013!
Here, five wow-worthy cocktail recipes made for New Year's Eve ...
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For this antioxidant-packed concoction, combine 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 2 ounces apple cider, 1 pinch ground ginger, 1 pinch powdered chai tea mix (optional), 1 ounce merlot, and a splash of lime juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice.