The Best Ways To Fete New Year’s Eve In NYC
Well, 2018 is almost a wrap, and what better way to toast to the year 2019 than with a party and some bubbly! Whether you are looking to attend a black tie affair, a party featuring bottle service, a seated dinner, or an intimate gathering at home, we have listed the best ways, including cocktails, to salute New Year’s Eve. We have also shared the best sparkling wines and champagne to uncork for New Year’s. Here’s to bold and new possibilities, happiness & health. Happy New Year!
Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve
Dinner & Disco At The Drunken Munkey
We have revealed this restaurant, which recently opened a second spot in Greenwich Village. Both locations will offer guests two seatings, with an elaborate five course Indian feast. At 10:30pm, the Disco Dance Party commences downtown in the Village. The restaurant will be blinged –out with disco balls, lasers and party favors as guests boogie to classic 70’s hits until the clock strikes 12.
338 E 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
31 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
A Gatsby Affair At Oscar Wilde
Spend a celebratory night under lavish chandeliers at Oscar Wilde. This black tie affair involves a prix fixe dinner menu, (last seating is at 7pm), and a soiree embracing the decadence of a bygone era involving premium open bar, signature cocktails and a live DJ.
45 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Dinner At Parker & Quinn
Have dinner on the ground floor of the Refinery Hotel’s restaurant Parker & Quinn. The restaurant will offer two seatings for up to five people. Enjoy a three-course meal curated by Chef Jeff Haskell with a glass of bubbly. Afterwards, head upstairs to the Refinery Rooftop– your reservation includes general admission access to the party.
64 W 39th Street
Ring in the New Year with stunning views of the Empire State Building and Midtown at Refinery Rooftop. The iconic New York New Year’s Eve soiree begins at 9pm and highlights four hours of premium open bar, passed hor d’oeuvres, and live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online.
63 West 38th Street
Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel
This event is non-ticketed so get here early to reserve a table. Open bar is not offered, however the table will grant access to elevated bottle service involving fresh purees and fruit garnishes for your mixes.
2 Lexington Avenue
What Cocktails To Serve For New Year’s Eve
Cranberry Citrus Fizz
- 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
- ½ oz. Orange Juice
- Juice of Half a Lime
- 5 oz.Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost
- 1 ½ oz. Vodka
In a tumbler, mix cranberry juice, orange juice and the juice of half a lime. Add ice, then shake and strain into your glass of choice. Top glass with Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost and garnish with a lime twist.
- 1 oz. limoncello
- 1 oz. vodka
- Brooklyn Crafted Lemon Lime Ginger Beer
Add all the ingredients together in a Julep cup, and garnish with a lemon wheel and a mint sprig.
Prosecco Superiore Cranberry Skewer
- 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
- 8-10 frozen cranberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp. water
Put cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, and then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass ¾ with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve.
- 3 parts Purity Vodka
- 1 cup mixed berries
- 1 long piece of lemon zest
- 4 parts distilled water
Combine the ingredients in a glass pitcher and let sit, refrigerated, for at least 4 hours – or preferably overnight, before serving. Serve the vodka mixed with the berry water either shaken or served strained or combined over ice.
Korbel Holiday Sparkler
- ¼ oz. Chambord Liqueur
- 4 oz. Korbel California Brut
Pour Chambord into a champagne flute. Top with Korbel. Garnish with cranberries for a festive touch.
Korbel Holiday Punch
- 8 oz. Chambord Liqueur
- 8 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 2 chilled bottles Korbel Brut
Pour ingredients into a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir. Top with raspberries or cranberries.
Korbel Peppermint Fizz
- 1 oz. White Crème de Cacao4 oz. Korbel California Brut
- White Chocolate, melted
- Peppermint Candy Cane, crushed
Dip the rim of a champagne flute in melted white chocolate, then dip in finely crushed candy cane. Pour crème de cacao into a champagne flute. Top with brut.
- 5 Cranberries
- 2 oz.Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost
- 1 ½ oz. Cranberry Juice
- Citrus Bitters
- 2 ½ oz. Apple Cider
- Orange Peel
In a highball glass, muddle cranberries. Pour in Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost and cranberry juice. Add 4 dashes of citrus bitter sand top with apple cider. Finish with ice and an orange peel garnish.