Idk about you, but I can hardly believe NYE is here. And even though it was the weirdest year ever, there's a lot to toast - especially to the future! To celebrate, I'm making a few cocktails to share with my housemates while we play games and hang out at home. These three recipes, from my fave wine gal on Insta, @samanthasommelier, will make you feel like you're at a fancy cocktail bar instead of sitting on your parent's couch. 

1. Cranberry Mimosa

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Ingredients: 1 small bottle Pomegranate, juice, 1 cup pomegranate seeds, 6 rosemary sprigs, 2 bottles of Chateau Ste. Michelle Bubbly

Step 1: Fill each flute halfway with the bubbly.

Step 2: Add a touch of pomegranate juice to each glass until desired color is achieved.

Step 3: Gently drop in pomegranate seeds for decor. Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary. 

Chateau Ste Michelle Bubbly Aluminum Bottles, $12/2 Pack, Shop Here

2. Blood Orange Booch Sangria

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Ingredients: 2 apples sliced, 2 blood oranges sliced, 1 cup frozen berries, 1 handful fresh mint, 1 750 mL bottle H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 15-ounce bottles kombucha, citrus or berry flavor, 1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice, 1/3 cup brandy

Step 1: Add the fruit and mint into the bottom of the pitcher.

Step 2: Pour the wine, kombucha, orange juice and brandy over top.

Step 3: Serve over ice with the fruit in the glass.

H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, $15, Shop Here

3. Very Berry Spritzer

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Ingredients: 1 part frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries); 2 part berry La Croix, 1 part red wine (Hot to Trot Red Blend)

Step 1: Mix ingredients together in glasses or a pitcher.

Step 2: Serve over ice. Cheers!

14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend, $36/6-pack of cans, Shop Here


Recipe, styling, and content creation courtesy of @samanthasommelier. Photography courtesy of @kait_meyers_photo.