NYC hot spot Bobby Van's has been serving up signature cocktails and classic steakhouse recipes to Hollywood's elite (Emmy Rossum) and major sports stars (Mariano Rivera and Dan Marino) for years, so if anyone knows how to craft a crowd-pleasing libation, it's these guys! Before you reach for that $9.99 bottle of champagne on NYE, consider one of these artistanal spirits instead—your guests will thank you.

Bobby’s Bellini
7 oz. Francois Montand Champagne                       
½ oz. St. Germain Elderflower                   
twist of Lemon
Directions: Pour ingredients into a 8 oz. champagne glass.
Van’s Mojito
2.5 oz. Don Q Rum,
1.5 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
Muddled mint
Directions: Shake Don Q Rum, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Pour over ice. Top with seltzer and add muddled mint to garnish.
Black Flower Collins
2 oz. Ultimat vodka
½ oz. St. Germain Elderflower
1.5 oz. sour mix
Muddled blackberries
Directions: Shake all ingredients. Garnish with muddled blackberries.

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