Not everyone’s a fan of the bubbly. And there’s no law that says you have to toast the New Year with champagne. If you’d rather lift a glass of something else this December 31st, you’re not alone.
TheBar.com, a website created by Diageo – the premium drink powerhouse behind brands like Crown Royal, Jose Cuervo, Captain Morgan, and Smirnoff – conducted a survey called Toasts & Tastes. The survey found that with cocktails making a comeback, 33% of adults responding prefer vodka cocktails as an alternative to champagne on New Year’s Eve. 24% go for rum drinks. (No word on whether DeVito and Clooney will be requesting Limoncello).
In case you, and some of your guests, would rather ring in the New Year with vodka, here’s a great recipe from theBar.com that has some bubble to it:
1.5 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
3 oz. lemon-lime soda (like Sprite or 7-Up)
1 splash orange juice
Fill a glass with ice. Add Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, lemon-lime soda, and orange juice. Stir well.