Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Exclusive Events, Cocktails & Champagne

New Year’s Eve will be one of the big gatherings that will be just like 2019 in a pre-pandemic world and we hope that you enjoy the start of the New Year safely as we get ready to brace ourselves for another COVID wave.

Whether you’re watching the ball drop with Ryan Seacrest or drinks with your immediate family and friends, we’ve compiled a robust guide for those willing to go out safely as well as a spirited guide and of course the bubbly.

However you celebrate this holiday, we hope that you have a festive, but safe time with those you love — cheers to a safe and prosperous 2022!

Ring In 2022 With a Festive Party

New Year’s Eve: The Grand Hotel

You are cordially invited to ring in the New Year at The McKittrick Hotel. Enjoy live performances and an open bar all night long. All guests should come dressed to dazzle in their finest, festive attire. The Grand Hotel awaits. Space is limited. Book with haste.

Upon entry, all guests must provide photo ID, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as well as a negative COVID-19 test prior to the event. Guests are required to have received their final COVID-19 vaccine dose fourteen days prior to their reservation.

The McKittrick Hotel is committed to providing the highest standards of health and safety for our guests and staff, and will communicate any additional safety requirements with guests prior to the event.

Georgia Room

The inaugural New Year’s Eve Party will kick off with live jazz, specialty h’ors d’oeuvres and a premium open bar. Start 2022 with dancing the night away to world renowned DJs. Open bar from 9PM-1AM. Tickets start at $125.


Looking for stunning views to watch the fireworks in the sky and ring in 2022 the right way? A night of jaw-dropping views, drinking, and dancing to sounds by DJ Wemi and Coco and Breezy exclusively at PUBLIC Hotel.

4 hour open bar, small passed bites, and a champagne toast at midnight included. Tickets start at $275 and $75 for admission after 12:30AM.


Looking for a unique nightlife experience. Dance until the sun rises at PUBLIC’s newest den of debauchery. To get into the invite-only experience guests can submit requests to love@houseofyes.org and include all of the following: a photo of your look that follows the dress code, describe your sensual energy in 3 words, and your New Year’s Intention or fantasy.

Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, interactive experiences, and seating for the 2-hour show, a champagne toast at midnight, as well as the afterparty.

Time Out Market

Time Out Market, a Dumbo destination brought to you by the food + bev editors at Time Out, is hosting an exclusive, ticketed event to ring in the 2022 New Year. Take your New Year’s Eve to epic new heights at Time Out Market New Year’s Eve Party. With stellar waterfront views, selection from 15 award winning restaurants and all the amenities you need for the perfect NYE bash, this party will be the toast of the city.

Caviar Russe

Caviar Russe will be open for two seatings with two different prix-fixe menus in their upstairs dining room at 5pm and 8pm featuring caviar, Dom Perignon, and dishes from their Michelin-starred tasting menu. The Bar at Caviar Russe, the new raw bar and cocktail lounge on the ground floor of their Madison Avenue townhouse, will be open on New Year’s Eve for caviar, Champagne, and decadent bites as well.


Celebrate the new year 101 floors up with dinner at Peak restaurant. Peak’s sky high views, delicious modern American menu, and award-winning beverage program make it a wonderful place to toast the beginning of a new year. Peak will be hosting 2 seatings with a 4 course prix-fixe menu in the dining room and at the bar, with the second seating also including a Champagne toast at midnight. There will also be two wine pairing options with the meal.

Haven Rooftop

Haven Rooftop atop The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street) will host a New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner with a Silver Package for $95 per person at 5pm, which includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. The Gold Package is $120 per person with a 7pm seating, and also includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. The VIP Package is $280 per person with a 9pm seating and includes the prix-fixe menu as well as an open bar until midnight and access to the New Year Countdown Party. Reservations can be made by emailing events@thesanctuaryhotel.com.


End the year with a thoughtfully curated 7-course chef’s tasting menu at Nerai (55 E. 54th St.) for $145 per person with an optional wine pairing at $75 per person. Dishes include Fluke Crudo with Kalamata olive, sweet potato, mint, Aleppo, Lahanosalata served with winter truffle, Brussel sprouts, persimmon, feta and pomegranate-truffle vinaigrette, Lobster Pasta featuring Maine lobster, squid ink linguine and Metaxa bisque, Lamb Loin served with Briam, truffled celery root and grape leaf salsa Verde and Galaktoboureko with Chantilly cream, confit lemon and cinnamon. Reservations can be made by visiting, https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/nerai/

Daintree Rooftop & Lounge

Daintree Rooftop & Lounge invites you to party the night away while perched high up in the Manhattan sky with unbelievable views of the Empire State Building. The special night will include a live DJ, passed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast and fireworks at midnight. Tickets begin at $95. Doors open at 9pm and you can book your experience by visiting, https://www.sevenrooms.com/events/daintreenyc

Brooklyn Chop House

Brooklyn Chop House in FiDi will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a multi course dinner for $145 per person. Appetizer options include rock shrimp tempura, chicken lettuce wraps, chicken satays with peanut sauce, vegetable spring rolls, bacon cheeseburger shumai, or pac man seafood dumplings. For entrees, guests are given a choice of 24 oz ribeye steak, salt & pepper 4lb lobster for 2, 7lb Long Island Peking Duck for two, spicy Kung Pao chicken, or sea bass with black bean and fresh garlic.

The variety of sides will feature different fried rice including lobster, soft shell crab, and chicken along with french fries and onion rings, crispy seaweed, and Bok Choy. Desserts include ice cream or sorbet sampler, red velvet cake, or peanut butter cheesecake. A choice of two appetizers and one entree are available to one to five guests and six guests or more will be served family style.


Amali New Year’s Eve special will feature a full course tasting menu for $150 per person. The special year end menu from Executive Chef Alex Tubero includes Burrata Di Bufala served for the table, Potato Gnocchi, Tajarin Pasta, and Filet Mignon. And be sure to indulge in a decadent chocolate mousse for dessert.


Slate, the multi-level adult playground, bar, lounge and club in the heart of Chelsea, is celebrating NYE with a 5-hour premium open bar with a special live DJ performance. Doors open at 9pm and General Admission begins at $145 complete with complimentary appetizers till 11pm and an open bar from 9pm — 2am.

As midnight approaches, party-goers get a glass of champagne while they prepare to tune in with revelers at the biggest end-of-the-year celebration in the world. The ball drop will be featured on Slate’s massive array of Hi-Def TVs. Watch all the revelry unfold, while the Live DJ counts down to midnight.

Thyme Bar’s New Years’ Eve Special

In Flatiron’s newest underground speakeasy, Thyme Bar hosts their first New Years’ Eve event in their pre-war cellar hideaway from 10 pm — 2 am, offering a live DJ, Open Bar of special cocktails and unlimited prosecco, passed Hors D’oeuvres, and a Celebration Drink at the countdown.

Guests can purchase an Early Bird discount for $100 per ticket, as well as an exclusive pre-sale Holiday Gift Box (additional $35), including a Thyme Bar Pin, assorted cookies, and a limited edition, hand-bottled Chocolate Wine by Beverage Director Jeremy Le Blanche. Book NYE open bar tickets here.

Ophelia’s Early Evening Sunset Soirée + Late Night NYE Bash

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Snow Globe in the Sky atop the historic Beekman Tower at Ophelia, an Art Deco-inspired cocktail lounge in Midtown. Ophelia is hosting both an Early Evening Sunset Soirée and a Late Night Bash to reign in the New Year while taking in the unobstructed skyline views. Both events will have Hors d’Oeuvres, a live DJ, and all of the accessories needed to celebrate the end of 2021. Tickets for the events start at $75 and can be purchased here.

Festive Cocktails



1 ½ oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco

½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

½ oz. Spiced Maple Syrup

½ oz. Apple Cider


Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lemon juice, spiced maple syrup and apple cider into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a couple rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lemon wheel.

The PATRÓN x Japanese Breakfast Cocktail Courier Kit

The PATRÓN x Japanese Breakfast Cocktail Courier Kit — made in collaboration with multi-hyphenate musician and bold innovator Michelle Zauner, also known as Japanese Breakfast — proves that when a few natural elements are masterfully combined it can lead to perfection — be it a song, tequila, or a cocktail.

With the upcoming New Year’s celebration, what better way to perfect the entertaining occasion than by curating your own Persimmon Paloma!

The kit features all the ingredients for a Persimmon Paloma, a fresh take on the classic Mexican cocktail with elements of Asian-inspired ingredients. Persimmon — a symbol of longevity and good luck in Asian culture to celebrate the New Year — is not only an important part of the kit, but was also the inspiration for Japanese Breakfast’s latest album.

As a nod to Michelle’s Asian-American heritage, the kit also includes one-of-a-kind chopsticks, coasters and a beautifully designed bar towel.

PATRÓN Sherry Show Your Cards


1.5 oz Patrón Sherry Cask Añejo

.5 oz apple brandy

.75 oz honey syrup

.75 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

5 cardamom pods

Apple fan, for garnish


Gently toast the cardamom pods in a pan (or with a torch) and muddle in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add liquid ingredients and shake with ice to chill. Double-strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with an apple fan.



1.25 oz Talisker 10-Year-Old

0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

0.75 oz Simple Syrup

Champagne for top


Combine Talisker 10 Year Old, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a Flute glass. Fill to top with champagne and garnish with a twist.



1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label

4.5oz Fever Tree Soda Water

1 Lemon Wedge Squeezed


Build all ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass and garnish with a lemon wheel



40ml CÎROC Vodka

20ml Lemon Juice

10ml Vanilla Syrup

Top up with Champagne


Shake first 3 ingredients with ice and top up with champagne. Serve in a champagne glass. Garnish with dark grapes.



30 ml Belvedere Vodka

15 ml lemon juice

10 ml orgeat (almond syrup)

1 dash angostura bitters

Top with Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne


Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker (except Champagne), add ice and shake for 5–7 seconds. Pour into a flute, top with Moët & Chandon Champagne, and garnish with a lemon twist.

Cuervo Nuevo


1.5 oz Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata Tequila

.5 oz Elderflower liqueur

2 oz Brut Champagne

2 oz Club soda


Run a lemon wedge along half of the outer rim of a coupe and roll in gold edible glitter. Then set it aside. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir gently, and strain into the prepared coupe glass.



2 oz Volcan Cristalino

6 mint leaves ripped in half

.75 oz lemon juice

.75 oz honey

.25 oz lime


Garnish with Mint.



30ml Glenmorangie Lasanta

100ml red wine*

50ml pressed apple juice

Mulling spices** — cinnamon stick, cloves, anise, vanilla

1 slice (wheel) of orange halved

1 dessert spoon Demerara Sugar (adjust to taste)

*alternatively buy a pre made bottle of mulled wine from your supermarket

**alternatively buy a mulling sachet and add it to your red wine


Pour ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on a low heat. Do not allow to boil. Pour into a heat proof cup or mug.



2 oz 80 Proof SVEDKA Vodka

1.5 oz Pineapple Juice

1 oz CLAUSSEN ® Pickle Juice

.25 oz Simple Syrup (1 Cup Water: 1 Cup Sugar)


Add 80 Proof SVEDKA Vodka, pineapple juice, pickle juice and simple syrup into a shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 5 seconds. Strain into a Nick and Nora glass and garnish with a pickle spear.

Hot Apple and Orange Toddy


1 oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado

1/2 oz. Blood Orange Puree

1 package of Apple Cider

5 oz. Hot Water

2 Star Nice

5 oz. Hot Water


In a mug combine apple cider, hot water, blood orange puree and mix well, add the rest of the ingredients and serve. Garnish with orange peel.



1 bottle — Apothic Red

1 bottle/can — Ginger Beer

Mint, lemon wedge, orange wheel or dark cherry (optional garnishes)


Combine 3 ounces Apothic Red and 3 ounces ginger beer in a glass filled with ice. Stir it up then choose your own garnish adventure of mint, lime wedge, orange wheel, or a dark cherry.

PUBLIC’s Holiday Cocktail: The Dust N’ Stormy


1 1/2 oz Havana Rum Dark

1/2 oz Ginger Syrup

1/4 oz Agave Nectar

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1 Egg White

Cinnamon Dust

Spray of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

Pom Spritz


3 oz Chandon Brut

1 oz Belvedere vodka

¾ oz Lemon juice

½ oz Simple syrup

¾ oz Pomegranate juice

Pomegranate pearls and a rosemary sprig


Shake all ingredients in a shaker tin except Chandon. Strain into glassware with ice and top with Chandon. Slowly stir in the glass. Garnish with pomegranate pearls and a rosemary sprig.



1 bottle Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (substitute KC Illuminate for a lighter cocktail)

1 ½ cups white cranberry juice

1 lime, thinly sliced

1 orange, thinly sliced

4 to 6 thyme sprigs, for garnish

1 can lemon flavored club soda


Add 1 bottle Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, 1 ½ cups white cranberry juice, and 1 thinly sliced lime to a large pitcher and stir to combine.

Pour into 4 to 6 wine glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a thyme sprig



30ml Gin Mare

15ml hibiscus liqueur

5ml yellow Chartreuese

50ml pomegranate juice

10ml vanilla syrup

4 raspberries

2 thyme leaves


Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, muddle and shake well. Then strain into a flute glass. Garnish with raspberry powder.

Port Old Fashioned


3cl Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny

2,5cl Whisky Bourbon or Aged Rum

1 barspoon Marmalade

2cl Soda


Fill the glass with ice. Place the following ingredients in the shaker: Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny, whisky bourbon and a barspoon of marmalade. Shake. Double strain to the glass. Add the soda and stir gently. Garnish with marmalade and ginger smoke.

Bombay Bramble Navy


2 oz Bombay Bramble

1 oz Lemon Juice

½ oz Cacao

½ oz Orgeat


Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker, shake, and double strain into your favorite holiday coupe glass. 1 Egg white is optional.

E11EVEN Vodka’s Ce11ebration

1.5 oz E11EVEN Vodka

1.5 oz Dry Red Wine

0.5 oz Spiced Pear Liqueur

0.25 oz Lemon Juice

0.25 oz Maple Syrup


Add all ingredients except seltzer to a stemless wine glass over ice, top with the seltzer and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a pear fan and grated nutmeg.

La Rosita


1.5 oz. Camarena Reposado

.5 oz. Lo-Fi Dry Vermouth

.5 oz. Lo-Fi Sweet Vermouth

.5 oz. Select Aperitivo

Garnish: Expressed orange peel


Add ingredients into a double old fashioned rocks glass filled with ice and stir to combine/chill. Garnish.

Cointreau Holiday Sparkler


.75oz Cointreau

2oz Tequila

.75oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 Rosemary Sprig

Blood Orange Soda


Add Tequila, Cointreau, Lime Juice and Rosemary Sprig into your shaker.

Add ice and shake

Fine strain over ice in a highball glass.

Finish with blood orange soda and garnish

Mount Gay Rum Cinaberry Old Fashioned


1.5 oz Mount Gay Black Barrel

.5 oz Cranberry Cinnamon Simple Syrup

⅛ tsp Orange bitter


Put all ingredients in a rocks glass

Add a clear ice cube

Stir and garnish with orange zest

Gold Fashioned


1oz Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey

0.5oz Cointreau

0.25oz Kahlua

3 Dashes of orange bitters

Sprinkle of gold flake for garnish

New Beginnings


1.5 oz Dickel Bourbon

0.5 oz Fino Sherry

0.5 oz Acid-Adjusted White Wine

0.25 oz Honey Syrup (2 parts honey:1 parts water)

4 oz Premium Soda Water


Combine all ingredients, except soda, into a Collins glass over ice; stir to combine, add fresh ice and top with soda; garnish with a lemon wedge


La Grande Dame 2012 x Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Bottle

La Grande Dame by Veuve Clicquot champagne’s collaboration with world-renowned Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is back by popular demand & a must-have this holiday season. La Grande Dame’s 2012 Vintage Champagne is adorned with Kusama’s signature polka dots — perfect gift for the art + wine lovers alike

For background, La Grande Dame (meaning “The Great Lady”) is a champagne created in honor of Madame Clicquot, who trailblazed the industry with her innovations and audacity as a female entrepreneur in the early 1800s. As a modern-day La Grande Dame and iconic name in the design and art world, Yayoi Kusama infuses her signature dots and artistic style into these limited-edition pieces

Tasting Notes: Initial notes of white flowers on the nose, such as jasmine, honeysuckle and vine flowers can be felt and then opens with fruitier nuances of apple, pear and peach. A few notes of fresh almond and frangipane complete the bouquet. In the mouth, the cuvée reveals more complex aromas: dried apricot, hazelnuts, honey and sugar candy. Silky textures give the wine its personality, elegance and character. The aging has imparted particular depth and power to the wine.

Veuve Clicquot Cassette Tapes & Yellow Label

This holiday season, Veuve Clicquot offers its new Clicquot Tape which welcomes the iconic Yellow Label cuvée. For several years now, Veuve Clicquot celebrates the House’s prevailing love for beautiful objects by marrying beauty, style and utility to create unique objects that spark aesthetic, joyful and positive emotions. The Clicquot Tape is a walk down memory lane with its throwback to the ’70s and ’80s — the ultimate gift of nostalgia for the retro friend in your life.

Even better, the gift is complete with exclusive Spotify playlists curated to complete and enrich the experience. Scan the QR code on the Tape to get in the mood and access the Veuve Clicquot playlists on Spotify, including the “So Retro” playlist to be enjoyed with this Yellow Label.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2013

Every Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage tells the singular story of a specific year. The Grand Vintage 2013 expression inspires a new way to celebrate and elevates the moments that you share with friends featuring splendid wine and food pairings. With autumnal aromas, an energetic balance and a chiseled structure characterize the Grand Vintage 2013. Whether you are making a holiday toast or commemorating a milestone, Grand Vintage 2013 is an exquisite wine that will make any holiday occasion feel even more special.

Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé

The Holidays are the perfect time to create dazzling moments with those around you in celebration of being surrounded by those you love. Moët & Chandon’s NIRO is a bright coral color with intense rose golf reflections. On the nose, the intense fruitiness of mature red fruits, strawberry soup, raspberry and pomegranate balance notes of sweet spices (vanilla, brown sugar) and hints of fresh mint.

Moët Impérial

During the holiday season, Moët & Chandon is the most timeless champagne that is sure to bring elegance and magic to all celebrations. The Impérial Brut is Moët & Chandon’s iconic champagne distinguished by a vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus, freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, and elegance of blond notes.

Moët & Chandon’s Rosé Imperial is a spontaneous and romantic expression of the brand’s style, distinguished by bright fruitiness, floral nuances of rose and a slight hint of pepper.

Krug Rosé 25th Edition

One of the most non-conformist of Krug’s champagnes, Krug Rosé is defined by its distinction and finesse. A stay of around 7 years in Krug’s cellars gives the Rosé 25th Edition its unique expression and elegance

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs in Second Skin

Comprised of 100% Chardonnay grapes from various years and the emblem of the Ruinart taste, with its aromatic freshness. Flavor profile is crisp and elegant, with notes of juicy citrus and tropical fruits underlined by fresh spices like ginger and cardamom.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut NV, France

This iconic Champagne is a fabulous pick for holiday festivities and a classic choice for New Year’s celebrations. Clean, elegant and complex with delicate bubbles and a fresh finish. For a special treat, pair with something spicy like Thai food from your favorite local place when you need a break from heavy holiday dishes.

Tormaresca 2020 Calafuria Rose Puglia IGT

Tormaresca Calafuria Rose is a perfect example of an exceptional Rose to celebrate the holidays and New Year’s festivities with refreshing and delightful floral and fruity notes that go well with a multitude of festive dishes.

Cinzano Prosecco

Cinzano Prosecco D.O.C is made from a blend of Glera, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay grapes from Veneto region of Italy. It has a fruity, floral, slightly herbaceous scent that makes it a great companion to cocktails (like an Aperol Spritz or Negroni Sbagliato), or on its own before and during a meal. Available on Drizly and ReserveBar.com.

Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco

Crafted to delight the palate, Cupcake Prosecco is a refreshing bubbly with aromas of white peach, honeydew and grapefruit that lead to a toasted brioche finish.

Festive Fête

G.H. Mumm Champagne teamed up with event superstar Guerdy Abraira (recently name Vogue’s 2021 Best Wedding Planner) and Social Studies to create the ultimate rentable entertaining kit for all your NYE celebrations.

For limited-run only, can get your NYE party kit here, and don’t forget your bottle of G.H.Mumm today on Drizly or stock up for the holidays direct from G.H.Mumm with 10% off using promo code: SSPARTY

Josh Cellars Prosecco

Keep it classic with Josh Cellars Prosecco — Refreshingly acidic and with a touch of sweetness, this bubbly has aromas of pear, green apples, and citrus. With a vibrant and crisp taste, this is a versatile party pleaser!

Della Vite Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G

Whether gifting your favorite host or pairing with a holiday meal, Della Vite Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G is an exceptional quality wine with aromas of citrus blossom and olive, made exclusively from handpicked Glera grapes, grown on the upper elevation of the valley of Valdobbiadene.

Champagne Lallier

Previously sold mainly in Michelin starred European restaurants and specialty shops, this boutique Grand Cru Champagne recently expanded into the U.S., just in time for the holiday season.

The Maison’s flagship Serie R. and signature Blanc de Blancs offer the perfect pairing for both hosts and guests to enjoy.

Domaine Ste. Michelle 12-Bottle Tasting Case

All your sparkling favorites in one — 2016 Domaine Ste. Michelle Luxe, Brut, Extra Dry and Rosé.

Bev’s Canned Wine

Bev’s Canned Wine sparkling varietals are perfect for any celebration! These canned wines not only provide individual offerings for your guests (no more opening a full bottle just to go to waste!) but are so IG worthy you’ll WANT to have them on your tablescape — did wemention they have absolutely NO sugar too? Say goodbye to those gnarly holiday hangovers.



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