Toast Worthy Cocktails From Proof's Adam Bernbach

Proof barman Adam Bernbach.

There's nothing wrong with a straight-up glass of bubbly to ring in the new year. But if you feel like flexing your mixology muscles, Proof bar manager Adam Bernbach shares three great cocktails made with sparkling wine.

1/2 oz Allspice Dram
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz cane syrup (or make a syrup by boiling 2 parts demerara sugar (raw sugar) and 1 part water)

Shake. Strain into a flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lime zest.

Fool's Warmth
3/4 oz Calvados
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz honey syrup (equal parts honey and hot water)
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake. Strain into a flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Apertivo Ambra
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 Campari-soaked sugar cube

Build in flute. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with an orange twist.