New Year’s Day

The first day of January is not only the start of a new month, but it’s also the beginning of a brand new year. Many people see a new year as a chance to refresh and start new goals to improve their lives. You likely welcomed another year with a celebration the night before, so New Year’s Day is a chance to relax with family and friends—and start thinking about how you’re going to keep those resolutions you made. And good news: We have all the tips and tricks you need to keep any kind of resolution, from cooking resolutions, small cleaning projects, and at-home exercises. But, if the big party is on New Year’s Day instead (those resolutions will just have to wait one more day), we have the tools you need to plan it successfully, from an easy party menu filled with an assortment of favorite cold-weather comfort foods and brunch cocktails you can make ahead of time.

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Twenty-Seventeeni Cocktail

This holiday season we’re serving up a cocktail so easy and so refreshing, you can even make it when you’re three sheets to the wind (but please drink responsibly). This drink is inspired by an aperitivo that food director Dawn Perry used to make during her days plating desserts as a young pastry cook in San Francisco. Meet the Twenty-Seventeeni, a simple combination of tart sorbet, vodka, and sparkling wine. We like to pair it with orange, raspberry, and coconut sorbets but feel free to play around with your favorite flavors: mango or passion fruit, perhaps? Then you’ll want to kick it up a bit with a splash of vodka—its neutral flavor won’t compete with the sorbet or the champagne. About those bubbles: don’t feel beholden to Champers. There are excellent inexpensive bottles of Prosecco (Italian) and Cava (Spanish) available in most wine shops and liquor stores. We invite you to enjoy the Twenty-Seventeeni this New Year’s Eve and all year long. Wishing you a wonderful new year full of bubbles, sparklers, and fun.

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