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Ring in 2012 with the Best Bites & Drinks

Posted on 30th Dec, 2011 by Mariana Abdala
Champagne glass

Woo hoo! We made it through 2011 and now the moment has arrived where we get to toast to the old and ring in the new.
Whether you’ve got a black and white ball to attend, or you’re watching the ball drop in Times Square from your living room, or you’re turning in early to cook up a delicious New Years Day brunch, you need to be equipped with the perfect cocktail and food recipes for the occasion. No sense in clinking glasses if they aren’t filled with something fabulous. And what better to accompany that fabulous drink than with a spread of your favorite bites.

There is great inspiration for this weekend’s festivities if you browse the colorful variety of New Year’s Drinks.

“The night’s still young” is what you’ll be using as an excuse to try all of these delicious bubbly cocktails.
Champagne Cocktails
Bubbly Drinks
Prosecco Cocktails

Planning on serving brunch? Bring on the Bellinis and Bloody Marys. No plans for 1/1? Some of us may want to start celebrating early on the 31st with a couple of these.

Bellinis. The best brunch cocktail if you’ve got several tastes to please.

Mimosas. A classic that everyone loves.

Want to explore more? Search New Years Day Brunch Drinks.

When it comes to serving drinks, sometimes it’s good to stick to the best. Here are this year’s drinks with the highest number of saves on Foodily.

Watermelon Bloody Mary from The Bitten Word
Sriracha Bloody Mary from White on Rice Couple
Lulu’s Key Lime Pie Martini
Lulu’s Ginger Lime Cocktail

If you’re short on time and need some go-to appetizer ideas, here are this year’s most saved starters.

Zucchini Bruschetta from Laurie David’s The Family Dinner
Grilled Bruschetta with Asparagus and Parmesan Cheese from Steamy Kitchen
Holiday Bacon Appetizers from the Pioneer Woman
Cream Cheese Olive Spread from Southern Living
Guacamole and Pico de Gallo from the Pioneer Woman

Need more quick and easy ideas? Here are more bites for your NYE bash.

Quick NYE Appetizers
Asian Appetizers
Finger Foods
Cheese Appetizers

Happy 2012 from the team at Foodily, and remember to have fun and drink responsibly!

Food, we love you.

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Comments (4)

  1. 25th Feb 2014
    by Terry Herman

    I always keep it simple. One of the faves is an edamame salad with steamed edamame, roasted pepitas, roasted red peppers, minced garlic, minced shallots, S&P to taste, and a light vinaigrette (EVOO and white balsamic vinegar). Mix thoroughly and chill before serving. Goes great as a side salad, or placed on grilled pita, or on grilled fish, poultry or meats. Simply versatile!

  2. 28th Feb 2014
    by Wayne Etnyre

    I hope I’m one of the three winners. Love Wolfgangs recipes!

  3. 28th Feb 2014
    by Wayne Etnyre

    I had a Heart attack and bypass surgery in November and am on a healthy diet now. Would love to eat healthy with Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy recipes.

  4. 1st Mar 2014
    by Wayne Etnyre

    Have the winners been chosen yet? I”m anxiuos to find out. : )

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