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Carlos Rivera, bar manager of the iconic Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, offers up a twist on your standard bubbly for ringing in the New Year in style.
Written By Jess Basser Sanders
The Midnight Champagne Cocktail | Bemelmans Bar | The Violet Files | @violetgrey

— ILLUSTRATION BY @DRAWBERTSON

No matter if you’re welcoming 2016 slopeside in Aspen, on a yacht in the Caribbean, in a penthouse in Manhattan, or in a courtyard in Los Feliz, it wouldn’t be a New Year’s celebration without Champagne. This year, try a new spin on the classic party drink with an exclusive Champagne cocktail from Bemelmans Bar. Below, Carlos Rivera, bar manager at the Carlyle Hotel’s storied boîte, offers up a recipe for a drink as memorable as the evening itself. 
Bemelmans Bar’s Champagne Cocktail | The Violet Files | @violetgrey