Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to the new Roaring 20s! While it’s tradition to toast the New Year with champagne, heading into 2020, sip something special and something that matches your sequin outfit.
From bubble-infused to extra boozy, check out 11 creative sparking cocktails in L.A.
Regal Beagle Twinkle Toes at Minibar Hollywood
Retro-inspired cocktail spot MiniBar, located on the ground floor of the Best Western Hollywood Hills, will be pouring the sparkly Regal Beagle Twinkle Toes. The cheeky cocktail is made with Hayman’s Sloe Gin, fresh grapefruit juice, jujube bitters, topped with sparkling wine and a lemon twist.
6141 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, Minibarhollywood.com, @minibarhollywood
Clarified Sparkling Margarita at Gracias Madre
Vegan hotspot Gracias Madre is serving a Clarified Sparkling Margarita, a twist to the classic champagne toast in the spirit of New Year’s Eve. The creative carbonated cocktail is made with Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila, clarified lime juice (clarified in a centrifuge), agave syrup, purified water, orange bitters and saline solution, served in a champagne flute with invisible orange salt painted on the rim.
8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, Graciasmadreweho.com, @gmweho
Berries & Bubbles at Ocean Prime
Take a break from your end of the year shopping on Rodeo and stop by the modern-American restaurant and lounge, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, for a unique experience and a beverage program that is no exception. Enjoy the signature smoking cocktail, the Berries & Bubbles made with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, marinated blackberries, house-made sour, Domaine Chandon Brut and dry ice smoke.
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Ocean-prime.com, @oceanprimebh
The Flawless at Federal Noho
The Federal is a favorite neighborhood bar housed in an early-20th-century bank building adjacent to the El Portal Theatre. On the menu, you’ll find the Flawless cocktail made with apple and pear vodka, elderflower liquor and fresh lime juice, topped with prosecco.
5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, thefederalnoho.com, @thefederalnoho
Queen of French 75 at Fia Lounge
Fia, Santa Monica’s California Coast-meets-Amalfi Coast restaurant, recently launched Fia Lounge, a new bar concept within the restaurant. Vincenzo Marianella, Fia’s resident barman and a fixture of Los Angeles’ cocktail community, offers an extensive selection of drinks exclusively available inside the front bar space. For those with a royal taste, order the $120 Queen of French 75 created with Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centenaire, angostura bitter and Krug Champagne.
2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, fiarestaurant.com, @fialounge
Opium at District
Situated in The Bloc in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, is District, home to one of the innovative bar programs in the city. Part of the District’s Strong Medicine menu, created by Bar Lead Tony Gonzales, the Rx inspired Opium cocktail made with Bombay East Gin, grapefruit, rose water, lemon, Campari, Lillet Rose, sparkling wine and rose water.
711 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, districtdtla.com, @districtdtla
Swizzle at Inko Nito
Inko Nito is the hip Arts District restaurant and bar specializing in a Japanese Robatayaki meets Korean menu. It also happens to boast a killer cocktail program. During Social Hour, check out their stylish Swizzle made with dark rum, lime, pineapple, sparkling sake and bitters.
225-227 Garey St., Los Angeles, inkonitorestaurant.com, @inkonitola
Violet Femme at Orange Hill
O Bar at the sophisticated Orange Hill restaurant, by cocktail mastermind Allan Camarena. The Violet Femme on the menu is a gorgeous drink made with champagne, Nolets, Creme de Violette and lemon juice.
6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, theorangehillrestaurant.com, @OrangeHillEats
Make Out Music at The Living Room
Pucker up with the Make Out Music cocktail, found at The Living Room at the W Hollywood. This sexy sipper is made with Grey Goose Vodka, Aperol, St. Germain, raspberry and prosecco, perfect for ringing in 2020.
6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxwh-w-hollywood/, @whollywoodhotel
White Grape 75 at Katana
Glitter in a glass! Over at Katana, toast to the new year with the White Grape 75, a flashy take on a classic cocktail made with CÎROC White Grape, champagne, sugar cube and Peychaud’s bitters.
8439 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, katanarobata.com, @katanarobata
Always Be Closing at Severance Wine Bar
Melrose’s cozy neighborhood spot, Severance Wine Bar, is known for its electric collection vino but it also boasts a long list of creative cocktails and punches that are wine, champagne, cider, sherry or other aperitif based. Check out their refreshing Always Be Closing cocktail made with French cider, Pommeau, fresh apple, lemon, and lavender syrup!
7274 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, severancela.com, @severancemelrose
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