The hours are counting down and for some of you, you’ve already rang in the New Year. To those of you who have done so, don’t tell us the future. For those of us in the Western Hemisphere who are still awaiting midnight, we have a few drink recipes to share with you if you’re still looking for that last minute addition to your house party.

To warm up your guests, serve them the EFFEN® Savory cocktail. Recently served exclusively at Zac Posen’s Holiday Party, Zac stated that “the EFFEN Savory was a clean and chic cocktail – it was a great way to celebrate in style with my friends and studio family.” The party may have been exclusive (so exclusive we weren’t even invited…) BUT we were fortunate enough to get the recipe to share with you.

To switch up the tradition of toasting champagne when the clock strikes twelve, mix it up by handing out the Basil Hayden’s® Apple Bubbly. It’s the easiest mixed drink you’ll make all night. Plus, it’s garnished with an apple slice. Who doesn’t love that? Check out this delicious recipes below.

Basil Hayden’s® Apple Bubbly
1 part Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
Sparkling Apple Juice

Method:
Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon to a champagne flute and fill the remainder with sparkling apple juice. Garnish with a sliced apple

EFFEN® Savory
2-3 parts EFFEN® Vodka
½ part Vermouth
Choice of fresh Savory herbs: Thyme, Rosemary, Tarragon, Basil or Sage

Method:
In a mixing glass muddle the selected herbs with the vermouth, add EFFEN and shake with ice. Then double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive that has been speared with a sprig of herb (Thyme or Rosemary) or wrap a leaf of herb around olive and spear with cocktail pick.